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CPCS - A59A 360 Excavator above 10 tonnes (Novice Course)

Duration: 5 Days

Max Delegates: 2



If you have achieved the relevant CPCS course you will receive a CPCS 2 Year Red Trainer Operator Card.   If you hold an NVQ to cover the category you have been tested on you are eligible for a CPCS 5 Year Blue Competent Operator Card.

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Pre-Requisite Requirements


CSCS Touch Screen Test:

All candidates are required to complete their CSCS H&S touch screen test prior to a CPCS course/testing. All candidates are required to take the relevant CSCS Health Safety and environment test and this must be in date as required by the CPCS Scheme Rules (page 8 section B2 14-26 of the operator scheme rules). Failure to comply with this will lead to candidate not being eligible to take their course/test and full payment will still be applicable.




The CPCS A59 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a 360-degree Excavator to enable the candidate to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with a 360 excavator will be able to:

- Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.

- Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.

- Confirm with Manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.

- Undertake all pre-use checks.

- Configure and ready for travel (site and highway – where applicable).

- Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces.

- Manoeuvre in confined spaces.

- Configure and set for excavating duties.

- Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.

- Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground.

- Grade, spread and level ground and materials.

- Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers.

- Attach and remove buckets.

- Lift, move and place basic slung loads.

- Carry out shut down and securing procedures.

- Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.


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