CPCS Excavator 180° above 5 tonnes

Course Code: A12 –

Foundation training and assessment in operating and maintaining 180˚ Wheeled Excavators (above 5 tonne) safely and productively. No previous formal training is required as you work towards a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card.


Course structure:

  • Operate the 180° wheeled excavator
  • safely and productively
  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Prepare the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine
  • Follow all necessary safety precautions
  • Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles
  • Be aware of the necessary routine adjustments and service procedures, and carry them out
  • Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment.

Entry requirements:

Before taking the course you must:

  • Have passed a CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test no more than two years before attending this course.
  • Have a good understanding of spoken and written English.

Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

Assessment and exams:

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical exercises. You will be assessed through theory and practical tests.

Qualifications/certification:

  • CPCS Red Trained Operator Card (on successful completion of the CPCS Technical Tests).
  • CITB National Construction College certificate.

After successfully completing the course you may also want to consider:

  • CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card
  • 360° Excavator
  • Excavator Banksman Roles and Responsibilities
  • Lifting with Excavators
  • Mini Excavator

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