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CPCS 180 Excavator Training (A12)

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180 Excavator Training


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CPCS A12 180 Excavator Training Aims

This course aims to provide thorough practical and theory plant training to give members the experience they need to operate a 180 degree Excavator. Our CPCS 180 Excavator training enables the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

180 Excavator Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Operating the machinery to a minimum standard
Fitting and operating ancillary equipment
Siting the machine safely and efficiently
Carrying out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
Preparing the machine for travelling on the public highway
The capabilities of each machine, its purpose and limitations
All safety precautions necessary for the correct operation of the machine
How diesel engines work and how various parts of the machine operate
How to interpret the information provided by level pegs, profiles and so on
What routine adjustments and plant servicing procedures are necessary, and how to carry them out

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the CPCS 180 Excavator Course?
To be confirmed on completion of the initial analysis, depending on experience.
Is it easy to operate a 180 Excavator?
It is more difficult to learn to operate an excavator than it is to learn to operate many other machines. Most excavators have one joystick for controlling the arm and another for controlling the digger or other attachments. To dig with an excavator, you must practice moving both of them simultaneously.
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 years, the relevant NVQ. For more information on the required NVQ please contact us on 01623 287830.
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