A10 Excavator 180 degree Below 5 tonnes

Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a 180 degree Excavator, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content

 Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
 Conform to manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, Other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
 Undertake all pre-use checks
 Configure and ready for site and highway travel
 Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces
 Manoeuvre in confined spaces
 Configure and set-up for excavating duties
 Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
 Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground
 Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers
 Grade, spread and level ground and materials
 Attach and remove buckets
 Lift, move and place basic slung loads with the rear boom
 Carry out shut down and securing procedures
 Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

Duration of Training

See Training Guidance


To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.
These tests can be viewed online at: www.cskills.org/centreandschool/cpcs.


Ats Group Ltd, Lillie Annie House, Silchester Road,Tadley Hampshire. RG26 3PZ

ter Road,Tadley Hampshire. RG26 3PZ