Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a Piling Rig, enabling the candidate to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content

 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 operators handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
 Undertake all pre-use checks.
 Confirm and ready for travel.
 Explain the procedures and precautions to be taken when travelling over rough, undulating ground.
 Maneuver in confined spaces.
 Position, configure and set for driven works.
 Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
 Accurately install displacement piles to completion.
 Comply with signals and instructions.
 Explain lifting requirements and limitations using a piling rig.
 Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
 Explain the de-rigging, 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:


Your Own Venue (Must meet CPCS specifications)