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CPCS A45 Driven Piling Rig – below 20 tonnes

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CPCS A45 Piling Rig – Driven below 20 tonnes


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Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a, Piling Rig – Driven below (A45) 20 tonnes, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

 Course Content 

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Name and explain the purpose of principal plant 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
Undertake all pre-use plant equipment checks
Configure and ready for travel
Travel over rough, undulating ground
Manoeuvre in confined spaces
Position, configure and set for driven works
Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
Accurately install displacement piles to completion
Comply with signals and instructions
Maintain safe working situations
Explain lifting requirements and limitations using a piling rig
Carry out shut down and securing procedures
Explain the de-rigging, loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

Frequently asked questions about The CPCS A45 Piling Rig – Driven below 20 tonnes

How long is the CPCS A45 Piling Rig – Driven below 20 tonnes Course?

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

What is the CPCS A45 Piling Rig – Driven below 20 tonnes test?

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 required NVQ contact Tel – 01623 287830 
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