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CPCS Crawler - Tractor/Dozer (A34)


A crawler is a tracked vehicle, so whether its job is to load and manoeuvre as a tractor or dig and push as a dozer, it does so on tracks, not wheels. With tracking, the vehicles are ideal for land clearing and land levelling works, and with a larger surface area in contact with the ground below, pressure is reduced, causing less damage as a result of a more even traverse than its wheeled counterpart.

This CPCS Crawler - Tractor/Dozer A34 qualification enables delegates to demonstrate skill, knowledge, and competence operating a crawler vehicle on site.

Course Outline

In a mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover manufacturer and general knowledge and awareness of crawler tractors and dozers and participate in practical activities to learn best practices and operating methods to use them.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates will benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a practical observation and short answer question paper. They must pass the assessment to qualify for the CPCS accredited certificate and ID card, valid for two years.

Course Programme

Delegates taking this CPCS Crawler- Tractor/Dozer A34 training will cover knowledge, skills and operating practice.

Course content includes:

  • Roles and responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Recognise principal components and their functions, basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Manufacturer’s requirements following operator’s handbook, relevant regulations and legislation
  • All pre-use checks for crawler tractors and dozers
  • Configuring and setting for site travel
  • Travelling over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
  • Manoeuvring in confined spaces
  • Configuring and setting ready for excavating duties
  • Hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Excavations in various types of ground
  • Constructing ramps and forming and shaping stockpiles
  • Grading, spreading and levelling ground and materials
  • All shutdown and securing procedures
  • Loading and unloading procedures for crawler transportation
On Completion

Upon successfully completing this qualification, delegates will confidently:

  • Understand legal requirements and responsibility to operate a crawler safely
  • Identify potential hazards on crawler machines and their risks
  • Select the appropriate machinery and PPE required for the work
  • Choose correct safety equipment and carry out crawler pre-use checks
  • Be able to transport crawler machinery and any ancillary equipment correctly
  • Conduct a practical exercise in a safe and efficient manner
  • Safely load and unload a crawler for transportation
  • Travel over rough, undulating and level terrain
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces

Delegates who pass the course will receive their Red Trained Operator CPCS card, valid for two years.

Who Should Attend?

The Crawler Tractor/Dozer A34 course is for anyone needing to operate a crawler on-site.

Course Duration

This comprehensive training takes five days to complete for novice operators. Contact us for information on group training and one-to-one sessions.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training, working tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

We have over 30 specialist Plant and Lifting trainers and assessors, coaching and testing nationwide to meet any specific needs of our clients. With a wealth of experience and expertise, they have successfully trained over 25,000 delegates across the Plant and NVQ training categories.

Our facilities include six technical centres with the capacity for delivering Plant Training across the UK. And our national, accredited Training and Test Centres are fully equipped to provide CPCS and CSCS accredited courses. In addition, as an approved NPORS training provider, we can also offer on-site training and testing nationwide. 

Finally, as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) by CITB, we provide quality training that meets the industry-approved standards. 

Things You Need to Know

All delegates must have passed the CSCS Health, Safety and Environment touchscreen test for Operatives within the past two years and show proof of qualification to take this course. 

Delegates must be 18 or over. Before starting the course, they must inform their trainer of any special considerations, medication or physical restrictions that may cause difficulties in any part of the training.

A CITB grant is available for companies registered with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Enquire to learn more about funding options.

If you are a CITB Levy payer, you can claim a CITB Grant for this course. Once you have booked please contact us with your CITB number and we can assist you in claiming the funds.

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