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CPCS Skip Handler Training (A39)

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CPCS A39 Skip Handler


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CPCS A39 Skip Handler Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory plant training in the responsibilities of a Skip Handler, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

CPCS A39 Skip Handler Course Content 

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
Carry out full pre-start and running checks
Prepare skip handler for travel
Mount skip/body and travel over a defined route, to include uneven terrain/sharp cornering
Pick up fully loaded skip/body and secure
Travel with load and tip load at specified point
Reverse vehicle and deposit skip body into a confined space
Recover a loaded skip/body with restricted headroom
Travel to park position, shut down and secure
Safety awareness
Maintenance and pre-start checks
Identify all components, controls and gauges
Set vehicle for site and road travel
Travel machine over varying types of terrain
Discharge loaded skips/containers
Manoeuvre vehicle in confined areas, using forward and reverse direction
Position vehicle to pick up skips/containers within height restrictions
Pick up and place skips of various size and weights
Ensure load integrity and secure load with sheeting/netting
Place vehicle in an out-of-service condition

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the CPCS A39 Skip Handler Course?

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

What is the CPCS A39 Skip Handler 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 years, the relevant NVQ. For more information please contact us on 01623 287830. 

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