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CPCS Crawler Side Boom A35

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CPCS A35 Crawler Side Boom Training


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Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a Crawler – Tractor/Side Boom, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

CPCS A35 Crawler Side Boom Course Content 

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator
Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
Manoeuvre the plant equipment in confined spaces
Configure and set for site travel & lifting duties
Explain rigging and de-rigging procedures
Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
Programme / set-up Rated Capacity Indicators for lifting duties
Lift various loads using full radius capabilities
Accurately place loads
Minimise the swinging of loads
Move loads through machine travel
Comply with signals and instructions
Prepare the side-boom in preparation of movement post-lifting duties
Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

 CPCS A35 Crawler Side Boom FAQ

How long is the CPCS A35 Crawler Side Boom Course?

To be confirmed on completion of Initial Analysis, dependant on experience.

How do I achieve my Trained Operator Card?

To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test. 

To upgrade the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card you will have to achieve, within 2 year, the relevant NVQ – For more information on the required NVQ please contact us on 01623 287830.
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