A12 – Excavator 180 Above 5 Tonnes


Study Notes


Theory Questions


Course Objectives

  • To understand the Job Role as a 180 Excavator Operator
  • To Understand the Main Components, Controls and Terminology of the Machine
  • To Understand the Relevant Regulations and Legislation
  • Pre-Start Checks
  • Start-Up Procedures
  • Functional Checks
  • Configure the Machine Ready for Travel
  • Operating the Machine on Rough ground, Steep Inclines, Level ground in a Loaded & Unloaded state
  • How to attach and remove buckets, lift, move and place basic slung loads with the rear boom, and grade, spread and level ground and materials
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces
  • Tipping and Loading Areas
  • Underground & Overhead Services, Surround Hazards
  • Loading Procedures and Discharging Loads into Trenches and over edges
  • Safe Working Areas
  • Shut down and Locking procedures
  • Loading & Unloading procedures for machine transportation

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CPCS Red Trained Operator Card

You will need to complete the following to gain a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card

  1. Pass the relevant CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.
  2. Have the Relevant Training on the Particular Plant Machinery
  3. Achieve the CPCS theory test (within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test)
  4. Achieve the CPCS practical test (within six months of the CPCS theory test and within two years of the CITB health, safety and environment test).

Both CPCS theory and practical tests are delivered by an approved CPCS test centre. The test centre will apply for the card.

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