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CPCS A58: Mini Excavator Below 10 Tonnes

This course is for people with no experience of using mini excavators. It's also suitable for people with experience, but need a formal qualification.

The aim of this course is to equip candidates with the skills and knowledges they need to operate a Mini Excavator.

Course Content

  • Operate the Mini Excavator safely and effectively on different sites.

  • Recognise and avoid potential dangers.

  • Carry out minor adjustments and plant servicing when required.

  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of a Mini Excavator. 

  • 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 taught over a 6 day period through classroom lessons and practical exercises, followed by a 1 day assessment

  • Various cards available 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.