Mini Digger Operation CSCS

This is a SOLAS, Construction Skills Certification Scheme, CSCS course. The purpose of this course is to assess the operator’s ability to operate a Mini Digger to an acceptable standard. It covers a wide range of operating conditions and activities, and aims to promote safe working practices which comply with current legislation.

Course Overview

Course Content:

• Legislation & Regulations

• Employer and employee responsibilities

• Safe Working Practices

• Machine components and functions

• Correct operating techniques

• Pre-use checks and basic maintenance

• Road Travel (where relevant)

• Types and characteristics of materials and load

• Site Safety

• Shut down & securing procedures

• Theory Examination & Practical Assessment
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Who is this course for
Those employees who operate a mini digger as part of their normal work duties or those who are responsible or in control of those who operate a Mini Digger.
Course Aim
The aim of the this programme is to enable trained Mini Digger operators to gain recognition through assessment of their skills and knowledge for the safe and efficient operations of a Mini Digger in construction.
Course Objectives
This course is designed to give students the skills, knowledge and attitude which will enable them to operate Mini Diggers in a safe manner in accordance with manufacturers instructions and statutory requirements.
Course Requirements
At least 6 months experience operating a Mini Digger, working under supervision in the construction industry, within the last 2 years.
All trainees have to have a valid Irish Safe Pass
All trainees have to have an Irish or UK PPS number. If they have a UK PPS number we must be informed before the date of training in order to request a process number from SOLAS.
All trainees have to be able to read, write and understand English on their own. – If not then a SOLAS approved interpreter needs to be provided on-site for all training. The Interpreter needs to be approved in advance of the course and must adhere to the following:
• Must be totally independent of programme learners
• Must not be an employee of the ATO
• Must not be a participant on the programme
• Must not be an employed in the same company as the learners
• Must hold a recognised qualification (3rdLevel College / Language School) and must provide evidence of qualification
• Must be capable of translating Technical Words or “Jargon” associated with the programme
The full course must then be in this language. Non-English speaking learners are not permitted to attend an English language course. All SOLAS Candidate Packs need to be completed and returned to us at least 72 hours in advance of a booking being confirmed, where applicable.
NOTE: SOLAS rules require 7 full days notice of our intention to run a course
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