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A58 Excavator below 10 ton


This novice course is for those who will be using a 360 below 10 tonnes excavator in either the land-based or construction industry.

Course Information

This course aims to provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a 360 degree Excavator (below 10 tonnes), enabling the candidate to pass the CPCS theory and practical tests.

  • Principle components, basic construction, controls & terminology
    •Relevant regulations & legislation
    •Pre-use, start, running checks and close-down procedure
    •Negotiating rough ground & steep inclines
    •Manoeuvring in confined spaces
    •Configuring for excavating duties
    •Hazards, underground & overhead services
    •Excavation & ground types
    •Grading, levelling & spreading
    •Placing materials into vehicles & hoppers
    •Lifting, moving & placing basic slung loads
    •Travelling with slung loads
    •Shutdown & securing procedures
    •Theory Test
    •Practical Test

Prerequisites – Candidates must have an in date CSCS health, safety and environment test (take within the last two years).

Duration (in days) 5

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