A58 Excavator 360 Degree Below 10 Tonnes

Course Aims
To provide thorough theory and practical training in operating a 360 degree Excavator, to enable the candidate to competently (and safely) carry out the role and complete the
CPCS Theory and Practical Tests successfully.

Course Content

  • Operating the plant 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 plant machinery
  • 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 servicing procedures are necessary, and how to carry them out

A: Tracked
B: Wheeled

Additional Course
A97c Excavator 360 below 10 tonnes – Lifting operations

To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must complete both the CSCS touch screen Health & Safety test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and
the Practical Test. These plant operator tests can be seen in detail at: www.cskills.org/centreandschool/cpcs.

On successful completion of the Theory & Practical tests the candidate is awarded the Red Trained Operators Card which is valid for two years.

Next Steps
Register and complete the NVQ level 2 for the Blue Competent Operators Card which is valid for five years.

If you have any questions or queries regarding plant operation examinations, please do not hesitate to contact MPH Training on 01603 882220.