OTP Crane Operator - Excavator

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to provide delegates with the skills and underpinning knowledge required to operate an Excavator on the railway infrastructure.

Who Is The Course Suitable For?

This course is suitable for anyone who holds current PTS and OTP Core competencies and is required to be competent in Operating an Excavator (RRV).

Price: 1342.50
Duration: 3
Certification: Sentinel
Maximum candidates: 2

Course Objectives

At the end of the training the delegate will be able to:

• Explain certification/documentation and competence requirements of self and others

• Undertake the necessary pre start and pre-work machine functional checks

• Describe hazards /risks specific to operation and appropriate controls

• Describe reporting lines and communications protocols

• Describe terminology and methods used to identify components and the operation of the host machine and/or any applicable relevant attachments

• Describe defect monitoring associated with the operation of the host machine and applicable attachment

• Demonstrate how to successfully move the machine to the on/off tracking point in road mode

• Demonstrate and apply the machine specific on/off tracking procedures;

• Demonstrate the safe use of the host machine including travelling and working (forward and reverse directions) to the required standar

Additional Information

Candidates must :

  • be a minimum age of 18.
  • hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card endorsed with PTS
  • meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Medical Fitness Level 1.
  • meet the requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).
  • hold the base machine competence from a nationally recognised accreditation scheme (ie. CPCS)
  • hold a full driving licence appropriate to the host machine
  • hold current and valid OTP Core

Available Dates:

We do not currently have scheduled dates for this course. If you would like to enquire about future dates please complete the enquiry form on this page or call 01357 440222. We will always try to meet our customers' needs and schedule courses to suit whenever we can.


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