Course Code: A21

The CPCS A21 course aims to provide candidates with thorough practical and theory training for operating a Wheel Loading Shovel in order to pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

This is a 4 day novice course.

All prices are including VAT


Upcoming Course Dates

Location Date Places Available
Doncaster Plant & Heavy Lifting Training Centre - Doncaster25/11/20194

About the course

This is a Novice level course:Our Novice level courses are for delegates who have had little or no training on the equipment.

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the industry sector 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 manufacturers' requirements as per the operators' handbook, other sources of information and the relevant regulations and legislation. 
  • Undertake all pre-use checks. 
  • Configure ready for travel (site and highway).  
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces – loaded and unloaded. 
  • Ensure loading integrity and security. 
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
  • Carry out excavations from and embankment of different materials and form stockpiles and ramps.
  • Explain precautions to be taken for underground and overhead service and other hazards.


Candidates must have taken a CSCS Health, Safety and Environment test (within the last two years).

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