Construction Plant Competence Scheme - A37 Trencher

The purpose of our CPCS A37 Trencher training is to ensure you or your employee has the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to use Trenchers safely and efficiently.

The course and assessment will include;

  • 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, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the handbook, and relevant regulations/legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Configure and set for travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Configure and set for excavating duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Produce cut trenches in various types of ground
  • Produce consistent depths of cut in level and uneven ground
  • Cut trenches up and down inclines
  • Explain techniques for radius cutting
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles
  • Carry out plant equipment shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

Prior Requirement / Prerequisites:

In order to be eligible to undertake CPCS testing, candidates must have achieved the relevant CITB Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) touch-screen-test within 2 years.

Please call 01277 899 815 for course details and availability.

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Last Updated 26/10/2020

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Rippers Court,

Sible Hedingham,



CO9 3PY UK                     Phone: 01787461880

Essex Training Centre

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