Monday - Friday / 8-4.30pm

This course will give you foundation training and assessment in lifting with excavators safely and productively.

This is suitable for people who have the knowledge to be able to pass the theory test to add the Lifting Operations endorsement to their selected Competent Operator Card for excavators.

Course Content

  • Operate the machine safely and effectively to a minimum standard.
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently.
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each excavator machine.
  • Ensure candidates understand and follow all necessary safety precautions.
  • Interpret the information provided by load charts and lift plans correctly.
  • Understand which adjustments and safety checks are legally required with regard to lifting accessories, and know how to carry them out.

Teaching and Assessment

  • This course can be completed over 1 or 2 days, depending on previous experience, through classroom-based teaching and practical exercises. Following on from this every candidate is required to attend the 1 day assessment.
  • Various cards available including in-house, please call for details!

Entry Requirements

  • For CPCS Testing, the CITB Health, safety and environment test must have been passed no more than two years before the course start date.
  • Must already hold an Excavator 360 Tracked qualification.
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English.
  • Operate the machine safely and effectively to a minimum standard.