A48 Piling Rig Bored Above 20 Tonnes

Course Length

1 Day (Test only)


CPCS Card (Red)

Course Summary

This test is designed for candidates who have had at least 300 hours experience working alongside a fully competent piling rig operator under close supervision to be familiarised with the operating procedures of the equipment.

Course Details

  • Name and explain principle components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Use of the operator’s handbook and go through relevant regulations and legislation, followed by undertaking all pre-use checks.
  • Configure and ready for travel
  • Explain the procedures and precautions to be taken when travelling over rough, undulating ground
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Position, configure and set for driven works
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Accurately form bored piles to completion
  • Comply with signals and instructions
  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Explain lifting requirements and limitations using a piling rig
  • Prepare the crane in preparation of movement from lifting duties
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the de-rigging, loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

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