Foundation: 6 Days - Experienced: 3 Days
360 Excavator Training Course – BAM Construction Training’s CPCS A58/A59 360 Excavator training course (6 day foundation) is designed to provide novice and intermediate operators with sufficient 360 excavator training which will enable them to competently and safely carry out the role of an excavator operator and pass the CPCS theory/practical assessments.
We also offer a 3 day experienced worker course for candidates who do not require practical training. If you are considering this option we recommend reading the activity instructions further down this page.
Please note that we run this course as 1 candidate to 1 machine for all practical training to ensure that candidates receive sufficient practical training time.
Eligibility: Candidates must have a valid health, safety and environment test for operatives (OPS) within the past 2 years (also referred to as the CSCS touch screen test). We can accommodate this at our centre for a fee of £50 (inc vat).
360 Excavator Training (CPCS A59) - Learning Outcomes
Through a combination of targeted 360 excavator training and experience, an individual with the 360 excavator will be able to:
Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
Prepare for excavating duties. Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
Name & explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls & terminology
Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground. Place materials into transporting vehicles.
Conform with manufacturer requirements and relevant regulations/legislation. Undertake all pre-use checks
Grade, spread and level ground and materials. Attach and remove buckets
Travel over rough, undulating ground, inclines and level surfaces. Manoeuvre in confined spaces
Carry out shut down and securing procedures. Explain the procedures for transportation
The following activity instructions relate to excavator endorsements A and B:
Complete all manufacturer’ pre-start and running checks and prepare the excavator for travel
Complete a square excavation with vertical sides at the end of the dug trench: 3x buckets wide ± 35mm depth
Travel to the work area, up & down the slope, over rough terrain & pass through a restriction (800 mm)
Load materials into a vehicle (loaded to capacity) and change the bucket
Prepare and set the excavator for the relevant work
Reinstate the work area back to its original state
Produce a vertical trench – 15m length, 1m deep ± 35mm and straight within ± 60mm
Park the excavator and carry out shut-down and securing procedures
CPCS A59 Excavator 2017 Pass Rates
6 Day Course: £2195+vat
Day 1: Theory Training. Days 2-5: Practical Training. Day 6: Theory and Practical Tests. A minimum of 20 hours practical training is guaranteed.
3 Day Course: £1295+vat
Day 1: Theory Training. Day 3: Practical Training. Day 6: Theory and Practical Tests. No practical training is provided. We don’t recommend this option to anyone who has not done CPCS before.
Lifting Ops (C): £349+vat
Theory Route: Theory training + theory test
Practical Route: Practical training + practical test
A59 Excavator Addons
Practical Training: £350+vat per day
Theory Test Only: £100+vat
Practical Test Only: £725+vat