A58 The 360 Degree Excavator Below 10 Tonnes

The 360 Degree Excavator Below 10 Tonnes - CPCS Code A58 course will train you to:


ensure you or your employee has the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to use the 360 Excavator safely and efficiently.

The course and assessment covers:

  • Describing the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator,
  • Naming and explaining the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology,
  • Conforming with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation,
  • Undertaking all pre-use checks,
  • Configuring and setting for travel, Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces,
  • Working in confined spaces,
  • Configuring and setting-up for excavating duties,
  • Explaining actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services,
  • Excavating differing types of excavations in a variety of grounds,
  • Placing materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers,
  • Grade, spreading and levelling ground and materials,
  • Attaching and removing buckets,
  • Lifting, moving and placing basic slung loads,
  • Carrying out shut down and security procedures,
  • Explaining the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting