CPCS A37 Trencher

The Trencher - CPCS Code A37 course will train you to:

safely operate the Trencher machine, enabling candidates to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical tests.


- 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.