CPCS A06 Concrete Pump (Truck Mounted Boom)

CONCRETE PUMP COURSE AIMS

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a 180 degree Excavator (below 5 tonnes) and to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and 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 principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, alongside other relevant regulations and legislation
  • Explain all relevant documentation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks (host vehicle and pumping unit)
  • Configure and set for travel (site and highway)
  • Travel the vehicle to an area of work
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Position and configure the vehicle for pumping duties
  • Deploy the outriggers to specification (where applicable)
  • Arrange, anchor and secure all pipes and lines
  • Confirm a given mix is able to be pumped
  • Arrange, use and comply with communication procedures
  • Direct the loading/mixer vehicle to position
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Pump and control materials accurately to the desired pour location
  • Explain how blockages occur and give solution methods
  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Complete end-of use cleaning procedures
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

DURATION OF TRAINING

See Training Guidance

TEST

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.

LOCATION

Your own venue (must meet CPCS Specifications).

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