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CPCS A58 Excavator 360 - Below 10 Tonnes Course


The CPCS A58 Excavator 360 – Below 10 Tonnes course provides A58 Excavator 360 operators with the required knowledge, skills and accreditation to operate an excavator below ten tonnes safely and in-line with current health and safety legislation. This plant course is accredited by the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) and is delivered with a focus on practical training and tutorials.

If you are interested in completing either wheeled or lifting operations course endorsements for the A58 Excavator 360, please get in touch to speak with a member of our team.

Delegates are required to have a good understanding of written and spoken English. In order to successfully complete training, candidates MUST have a CITB Health, Safety & Environmental touch screen test which has been completed within 2 years of the course examination date.

The CPCS Red trained operator card confirms a level of core skills, knowledge and understanding that can be applied in the workplace.  PLEASE NOTE this card is non-renewable.


On completion of the CPCS course, candidates will be able to:

  • Safely operate an A58 Excavator 360 under ten tonnes.
  • Correctly use ancillary equipment.
  • Undertake routine equipment servicing checks and processes.
  • Understand the abilities and limits of A58 Excavator 360 equipment.


The CPCS A58 Excavator 360 Below 10 Tonnes course will cover the following:

  • Your role and responsibility as operator of an A58 Excavator 360 under 10 tonnes.
  • Key machinery components and controls.
  • Grading and levelling.
  • Placing materials into vehicles and hoppers.
  • How to lift and move basic loads.
  • Operating machinery in confined or limited spaces.
  • Relevant legislation and health and safety regulations.
  • Operating an A58 Excavator 360 safely within confined spaces.
  • Complete shutdown and security procedures.


This CPCS training course requires candidates to take part in both practical and theory tests.  Having completed the course, candidates will receive a CPCS Red Trained Operator Card (Category A58), which will be valid for two years.

Assessment will take place across the following:

  • 4 days of practical training
  • 1 day of CPCS testing

Who Should Attend?

This CPCS course is suitable for new operators who are required to operate an A58 Excavator 360 under ten tonnes on site and who wish to obtain a CPCS Red Card

Suggested Progression

The CPCS Red Card is only valid for 2 years and delegates will be required to progress to the CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card.  To achieve this delegates must complete the relevant NVQ qualification.  The Blue card had a 5 year expiry and is renewable.


CPCS - Construction Plant Competence Scheme


In order to confirm your registration, you are required to provide the following information:

  • Existing CSCS Card Number
  • NI Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Address

Candidates MUST have an in-date CITB Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test which has been completed within 2 years of the course examination date. A good understanding of written and spoken English is essential.

If you are unsure of the requirements for your course, please feel free to give us a call.

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