Mainline Access & Training

Construction Plant and Tools

  • 180° (Below 5 Tonne)& 360° excavators (above and below 10 tonne)
  • Counterbalance forklift trucks
  • Dumper trucks
  • Ride-on rollers

180 and 360 Excavators (above and below 10 tonne)

Aims: This course is designed to provide the practical skills and operating safety knowledge necessary for the safe and efficient operation of an excavator.

Key areas:

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974 and other relevant legislation such as PUWER and LOLER Regulations
  • Pre-operational checks and daily maintenance
  • Battery care and re-fuelling procedures
  • Mobility and stability factors
  • Safety rules applicable to operating
  • Safe use of attachments
  • Excavating and backfilling
  • Safely loading a vehicle, e.g. dumper or trailer

By the end of the course:

Delegates will be able to carry out pre-shift checks and daily maintenance, operate the equipment safely and efficiently and correctly site the equipment allowing for ground and weather conditions and other environmental factors.

Counterbalance Forklift Trucks

Aims:This training will contribute to the company satisfying the requirements placed on Employers by legislation for the correct training of their staff with particular reference to:

Key areas:

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • HSE Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Trucks 1999

Course Duration:1-4 Days

Dependant on level of experience.

A 2-day course is also available for candidates who have had previous training. This course will provide lift truck operator training to certificate standard and RTITB specification, to a maximum of three operators who can provide documented evidence of previous basic training.

Dumper Trucks

Aims: This course is designed to provide training to novice and existing operators who have received no formal training in forward and side tipping, rigid and articulated dumpers and to train operators to correctly prepare, safely drive and correctly maintain a dumper truck.

Key areas:

  • Drive efficiently and safely under differing site conditions, including gradients
  • Position the dumper correctly for discharging into, and loading from excavations
  • Tow and reverse small trailers
  • The various checks and maintenance to be carried out before start of work
  • Correct and safe methods of starting and stopping engines
  • Safety precautions which must be carried out
  • Capacities and limitations
  • Legal requirements

Course Duration: 1 Day

By the end of the course: each trainee is assessed during the practical element of the course to ensure full understanding of all systems of work taught. There is also a written multiple-choice theory test paper followed by a full de-brief.

Ride on Rollers

Aims: This course is designed to provide training to novice and existing operators who have received no formal training and to train operators to correctly prepare, safely drive and correctly maintain a ride on roller.

Key areas:

  • Setting the roller for compaction duties
  • The basic construction, purpose and function of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • The aims and principles of compaction
  • Minor adjustments and routine service procedures
  • Rolling plans and setting up for compaction
  • Rolling techniques including the principles of compaction
  • Compacting up to supported and unsupported edges, camber, cross fall, obstructions and radius
  • Conditions that may cause instability of the roller
  • Safety procedures when compacting on inclines

Course Duration: 1 Day

Course: Delegates will be able to prepare an area for compaction, compact different materials to given instructions, identify and comply with manufacturers’, know the capabilities and limitations of the ride on roller and associated attachments, and manoeuvre and operate the machine safely and up to an adequate standard.

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