CPCS - A21 Wheeled Loading Shovel (Novice Course)

Duration: 4 Days

Max Delegates: 4

Certification

If you have achieved the relevant CPCS course you will receive a CPCS 2 Year Red Trainer Operator Card.   If you hold an NVQ to cover the category you have been tested on you are eligible for a CPCS 5 Year Blue Competent Operator Card.

Please see below link for further details:

https://www.citb.co.uk/cards-testing/construction-plant-competence-scheme-cpcs/plant-operator/

Pre-Requisite Requirements

CSCS Touch Screen Test:

All candidates are required to complete their CSCS H&S touch screen test prior to a CPCS course/testing. All candidates are required to take the relevant CSCS Health Safety and environment test and this must be in date as required by the CPCS Scheme Rules (page 8 section B2 14-26 of the operator scheme rules). Failure to comply with this will lead to candidate not being eligible to take their course/test and full payment will still be applicable.

Overview

The CPCS A21 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a Wheel Loading Shovel to enable the candidate to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the wheeled loading shovel will be able to:

- Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.

- Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.

- Confirm with Manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.

- Undertake all pre-use checks.

- Configure and ready for travel (site and highway).

- Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces – loaded and unloaded.

- Ensure Loading integrity and security.

- Maintain safe and tidy working areas.

- Carry out shut down and securing procedures.

- Explain Loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

- Carry out excavations from and embankment of different materials and form stockpiles and ramps.

- Explain Precautions to be taken for underground and overhead service and other hazards.

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