The Novice course is suitable for operatives who have basic or no experience operating a Agricultural Tractor. Pre-requisites
Candidates must have successfully passed the CSCS Health, Safety and Environment touchscreen test for Operatives within the past two years.
- Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator - Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology - Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation - Undertake all pre-use checks - Configure and ready for site and highway travel - Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces with mounted and trailed implements - Manoeuvre in confined spaces with trailed and mounted implements - Attach and set trailed implements ready for work - Attach and set mounted implements ready for work - Attach and set power take-off drives ready for work - Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services - Operate a mounted or power-driven implement - Remove and store trailed and mounted implements - Carry out shut down and securing procedures - Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting Teaching and assessment:
- 3 days learning through a mix of classroom-based teaching and practical exercises - 1 day assessment - CPCS technical tests theory & practical
CPCS Trained Operator Card (red card) on passing the CPCS technical tests valid for two years.
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.