CPCS Mini Digger - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
6 days CPCS Red Trained Operators Card

Course Summary

The CPCS Mini Digger/Excavator Course is to provide delegates with a foundation training and assessment in operating and maintaining a mini digger/excavator safely and productively. It will provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely operate an excavator for general purpose applications. This course meets the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant statutory provisions.

The CPCS Mini Digger/Excavator course consists of both theory and practical instruction including:

  •     Operate the mini excavator safetly and productively
  •     Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  •     Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine
  •     Controls and Instruments
  •     Coolant, Fuel and Lubrication Systems
  •     Current relevant regulations
  •     Excavating deep and shallow excavation
  •     Explanation of attachments
  •     Introduction of the machine
  •     Pre-shift inspections
  •     Trenching, back filling, levelling and marking out (where applicable)

Upon successful completion of both the CPCS theory and practical elements of the technical test for the Mini Digger/Excavator course, candidates are entitled to a CPCS Red Trained Operators Card.

Who is it for?

This course is suitbale for potential operators who have received no formal instruction and those with minimal operating experience.

You must have passed a Health, Safety and Environment test within the last two years.

You will need
  •     Hard hat
  •     Steel toe capped boots
  •     High vis vest
  •     Safety gloves
Your skill level

Delegates should attend the CPCS health and safety course and have successfully completed the CSCS Operatives Health and Safety Test before attending this course.


Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Can you cater for students with special needs?

Yes, but as with all special requirements that differ from the norm, please make us aware of your requirements and we will do our best to provide the appropriate support.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B & B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.

Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.