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CPCS  Trencher A37

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CPCS A37 Trencher


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Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory plant training in operating a Trencher, 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:
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
Undertake all pre-use checks
Configure and set for travel
Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
Manoeuvre in confined spaces
Configure and set for excavating duties
Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
Produce cut trenches in various types of ground
Produce consistent depths of cut in level and uneven ground
Cut trenches up and down inclines
Explain techniques for radius cutting
Place materials into transporting vehicles
Carry out plant equipment shut down and securing procedures
Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

CPCS Trencher FAQ's

How long is the Trencher Course?

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

What is the CPCS A37 Trencher 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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