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CPCS A12: 180° Excavator Wheeled Above and Below 5 Tonnes

This course is designed for potential and existing operators that wish to obtain formal qualifications. You will learn to operate and maintain machines above and below 5 tonnes.



Course Content

  • Operate the 180° wheeled excavator safely and productively within various site tasks including digging in trench boxes and lifting with forks.

  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment.

  • Site the machine safely and efficiently.

  • Carry out minor adjustments and services, when required. 

  • Prepare the machine for travelling on site and on the public highway.

  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of the Excavator 180.

  • Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles.

  • Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment.

  • Explain precautions to be taken for underground and overhead services and other hazards


Teaching and Assessment

  • The course is ran over an 8 day period, made up of classroom lessons and practical exercises. Following on from this you are required to attend the final assessment day

  • 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.

  • Good understanding of spoken and written English.