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CSCS Mini Digger – Experienced Operator

CSCS Mini Digger Training by Must Do Training

Introduction to
CSCS Mini Digger – Experienced Operator

It is mandatory for individuals operating a Mini Digger (up to 6 tonnes) independently to possess a SOLAS CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Mini Digger Experienced Operator card.

This SOLAS CSCS Mini Digger training course is intended for experienced Mini Digger operators and aims to raise their awareness of the hazards associated with operating this machine. It is designed to equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to operate the Mini Digger safely and legally.

Those in possession of a CSCS 360 Degree Excavator course do not require a separate card for the Mini Digger – the 360 Excavator ticket will cover both.

For candidates who do not have enough prior experience to attend the ‘Experienced Operator’ Mini Digger training, we can offer the 3-day Mini Digger beginners course. Please contact us for details.

What you need to know

  • Minimum age requirement for Mini Digger Training: 18 years old
  • Duration of Mini Digger course: 1 Day
  • Maximum number of attendees per Mini Digger course: 3
  • Requirements for Mini Digger Training: SOLAS Safe Pass Card | Irish PPS number | Photo ID | Passport-sized Photo | good written & spoken English | PPE gear | minimum 6 Months experience as a trainee Mini Digger operator in the past 2 years | completed candidate pack form.
  • Certification for Mini Digger Training: SOLAS CSCS Mini Digger ticket / card (valid for 5 years), QQI certificate.

Assessments

This course requires candidates to undergo a classroom theory test, where they will answer multiple choice questions and an on-site practical assessment, where they will be asked to demonstrate tasks on the Mini Digger.

Certification

Successful candidates will receive a Solas CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Experienced Operator card for the Mini Digger and a special-purpose QQI certificate.

Cost

We aim to deliver high quality Mini Digger training at a low cost. Please contact us for further details.

Must Do Training can provide Mini Digger training nationwide. If you have your own facilities and a group of candidates to be trained, we can send a trainer to a location that suits you for private training. Please contact us for further details.

Course Content

CSCS Mini Digger – Experienced Operator Content

The following topics are covered during the CSCS Mini Digger Experienced Operator course:

  • Health, Safety & Welfare Requirements – Legislation, duties and responsibilities, hazards and safety devices applicable to an operator of a Mini Digger.
  • Pre-start checks – Checks to prepare the Mini Digger for work, in accordance with the Operator’s Manual.
  • Site travel – Preparing the site for travel, travelling the Mini Digger around the site and on the road (where applicable).
  • Setting up to excavate – Machine compatibility, selecting correct equipment, different soil / material types, positioning of the Mini Digger, hazards.
  • Re-instating ground – Changing Mini Digger buckets & positioning, re-instating procedures and techniques.
  • Excavation below ground level – Setting up the Mini Digger, excavating, different excavating techniques.
  • Loading vehicles – Setting up the Mini Digger, loading vehicles to capacity, clearing the loading area.
  • Grading / Soil stripping – Setting up the Mini Digger, stripping techniques.
  • Changing buckets – Different types and purposes of buckets for the Mini Digger, safe changing techniques, storing buckets & components
  • Shutting down & securing – Parking the Mini-Digger safely, shutting off and securing the machine.
  • Assessments – Multiple choice theory exam and an on-site Practical assessment

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend this Training Course?

The CSCS Mini Digger Training Course is mandatory for candidates involved in the operation of Mini Diggers (up to 6 tonnes) on construction sites.

The course is for those who have a minimum of 6 months experience as a trainee Mini Digger Operator within the past 2 years.

NOTE: Operators in possession of a CSCS 360 Degree Excavator course do not require a separate card for the Mini Digger – the 360 Excavator ticket will cover both.

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Requirements

Specific requirements to ensure a smooth learning experience

To attend the CSCS Mini Digger course for experienced operators, candidates must meet the following requirements: 

  1. Age: Candidates must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Experience: Candidates must have a minimum of 6 months experience as a trainee Mini Digger Operator in the past 2 years.
  3. SOLAS Safe Pass: Candidates must possess a valid SOLAS Safe Pass card.
  4. Photo ID: Candidates must present Photo ID at the course for identity verification.
  5. Irish PPSN: Candidates must have an Irish PPS number. 
  6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Candidates must have their own personal protective equipment, including a safety helmet, safety boots, reflective high-visibility jacket and gloves.
  7. Passport Photograph: Candidates must provide a passport-sized photograph to accompany their application.
  8. Candidate Pack Form: Candidates must submit a completed candidate pack form when booking their space, to show that they meet the requirements to attend training. The form must be signed off by a Supervisor / Manager / Employer who can confirm that the candidate meets the minimum requirements.
Legal Requirements

This course is a legal requirement in Ireland

The CSCS Mini Digger training course offered by Must Do Training ensures compliance with legal regulations governing plant operations and construction activities. The course equips candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to operate mini diggers safely and comply with the law. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, it is compulsory for those carrying out certain high risk construction tasks including operating a Mini Digger (up to 6 tonnes) to have a relevant CSCS card. Those in possession of a CSCS 360 Degree Excavator course do not require a separate card for mini digger. The rights and obligations of both employers and employees in relation to health and safety at work are set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (as amended). Many of the specific health and safety laws are set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007- 2020 and Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013. Both employees and employers have responsibilities and duties around health and safety at work under these regulations. Employers have a duty of care to their employees and must provide them with Health & Safety instruction, information and training. This instruction, information and training helps them be ‘competent’, acquire knowledge, skills and attitude for a positive health & safety culture.
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Must Do Training

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Must Do Training is a trusted and reputable provider of a wide range of mandatory training courses for the construction industry in Ireland, including CSCS Mini Digger training. We have trained hundreds of candidates to operate the Mini Digger all over the country, since 2013.

Our aim is simple – we strive to provide high quality training at a reasonable cost at a location near you.

With a team of highly qualified & experienced instructors who are committed to excellence, Must Do Training delivers top-quality training, tailored to the needs of construction professionals. Our trainers are supported by efficient and knowledgeable office staff who maintain comprehensive training records and provide outstanding customer service.

CSCS Mini Digger - Experienced Operator - Must Do Training

It is mandatory for individuals operating a Mini Digger (up to 6 tonnes) independently to possess a SOLAS CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Mini Digger Experienced Operator card.

Course Provider: Organization

Course Mode: Onsite

Duration: 1 Day

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