Excavator / digger training for novice operators will be a 10 day course with an option of taking a CPCS achievement test.
There is no specific legal requirement to hold a certificate to drive an excavator / digger or dumper, on construction sites or elsewhere.
However to comply with Health and Safety legislation in construction all operators should be trained and competent to operate the equipment that they are using. There are a number of ways to achieve this competency, generally the most accepted would be to hold a Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) card for the appropriate category of equipment.
- Principles and aims of health and safety at work.
- Employee’s duties and responsibilities under law.
- Safety signs.
- Dealing with hazards.
- Accident prevention and control.
- Selection and use of personal protective equipment.
- Handling plant-related harmful substances.
- Trained Operator Achievement Test.
On successful completion of this course, candidates will be awarded with a CPCS operator card.
Candidate will be required to bring PPE with them for this course:
- Hard hat
- High-vis Jacket
- Steel toe-capped boots
- Safety gloves
- Safety eye-wear
This course is for anyone who uses or will be using excavator / digger in either the land-based or construction industry. The course will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required in order to operate the machine in a safe and confident manner.
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.