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CPCS A37 Trencher

trencher

Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory plant training in operating a Trencher, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

 

Course Content

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Configure and set for travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Configure and set for excavating duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Produce cut trenches in various types of ground
  • Produce consistent depths of cut in level and uneven ground
  • Cut trenches up and down inclines
  • Explain techniques for radius cutting
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles
  • Carry out plant equipment shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

Duration of Training

Number of Training Days Required Novice
(Less than 1 years or no operational experience)
Number of Training Days Required if an Intermediate (1-2 Years Operational Experience)Number of training days required if experienced (2+ years operational experience)Test Only Option
4 - 52 - 311/2

 

Test 

To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test. These plant operator tests can be viewed online at: www.cskills.org/centreandschool/cpcs.

 

Location

Your Own Venue (Must meet CPCS specifications)

 

Costs:

TESTING ONLY (½DAY)

Dates on application.1 weeks notice at a minimum.
£POA p/p *
CITB Grant Available - Please see CITB website or call for details.

EXPERIENCED (2 DAYS SPLIT) 

Dates on application.1 weeks notice at a minimum.
£POA p/p *
CITB Grant Available - Please see CITB website or call for details.

NOVICE (5 DAYS CONSECUTIVE) 

Dates on application.1 weeks notice at a minimum.
£POA p/p *
CITB Grant Available - Please see CITB website or call for details.

 

For more information on our CPCS A37 Trencher training courses, give us a call today on 01189 700200 or use our enquiry form. We will go through your requirements and provide advice on what construction training courses best suit you.