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CPCS 360 Excavator above 10 Tonnes

Course Duration
Days: 1 – 10 (last day for CPCS testing)


1 – 4

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Safely use quick hitch
  • Lift and deposit loads (Endorsement Test Optional)
  • Carry out a pre-start inspection
  • Operate safely under varying site conditions
    Excavate to various depths and formations and reinstate ground
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine service
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation
  • Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice

 Course Summary

  • Refuelling procedures
  • Loading vehicles
  • Travelling on inclines
  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Travelling on undulating ground
  • Lift and move basic slung loads (Endorsement Test Optional)
  • Pre-start inspections/ maintenance
  • Forming stock piles
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls and instruments
  • Various sizes of excavations
  • Excavate to levels
  • Back-filling and levelling
  • CPCS Theory Test Preparation 

CPCS Trained Operator Card – Valid for 2 years.
Luddon Construction Ltd Theory and Practical Certificate for in-house courses.

Refresher Period
The CPCS Trained Operator Card is not renewable (see follow-on courses below).
360° Excavator Refresher Course after 3 years for in-house courses.

Any Other Relevant Information
Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Testing is carried out to CPCS standards by CPCS Approved Testers. CPCS testing consists of passing a Health, Safety and Environment test, then a CPCS Theory Test followed by a CPCS Practical Test. All tests may be monitored by CPCS.

Recommended Follow-On Courses
CPCS require that a Vocational Qualification (VQ) in Plant Operations (level 2) on 360° Excavator is achieved within 2 years of gaining a CPCS Trained Operator Card. A CPCS Competent Operator Card, for this category, can be applied for upon achievement of the relevant VQ. The CPCS Competent Operator Card is valid for 5 years and is renewable.

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