Mini Digger FAS CSCS New Entrant

Mini Digger Course Duration
3 Day FAS CSCS Mini Digger New Entrant Operator training courses (typical day 8.30am to 4.30pm).

This 3 day Mini Digger training course is available on-site on your premises anywhere in the Republic of Ireland subject to minimum numbers. A suitable room would be required for on-site training for the theory section of the course, and a Mini Digger is needed for the practical. The Certificate of Thorough Examination for the machine must be in date where required.

Mini Digger Certification
On successful completion of this Mini Digger programme you will be issued with an Operator Log Book and a Temporary Operator card. You are required to spend a minimum of six months operating Mini Diggers  within a two year timeframe before you can apply for your CSCS final assessment. Once the log book is completed you must attend an additional 1 Day Assessment in order to receive your full FAS CSCS Operator ticket, which is valid for 5 years.

Mini Digger Course Description
The Programme will consist of a combination of classroom sessions of underpinning knowledge relating to Mini Digger operations, and practical operation of the Mini Digger.

  • Introduction
  • Safety and PPE
  • Responsibilities of the Mini Digger operator
  • Introduction to the Mini Digger
  • Introduction to the Mini Digger Operator’s Manual
  • Mini Digger maintenance checks
  • Mini Digger operation
  • Mini Digger safety awareness
  • Safety controls
  • Prepare the Mini Digger for movement
  • Travel the Mini Digger
  • Set up for operation and operate Mini Digger controls
  • Excavate and backfill operations
  • Park and secure the Mini Digger

Trainee Requirements
Candidates must be over 18 and have at least three months general construction experience. Candidates must also hold a current FAS Safe Pass Registration Card.
PPE Requirerents

Trainees must have the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment with them i.e. Helmet, Safety Boots, Hi-Viz Vest.

Who Should Attend?
This FAS New Entrant Mini Digger training course is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn how to operate Diggers. This course will prepare candidates for the FAS Mini Digger Assessment leading to the CSCS Mini Digger card (ticket) which is required for digger drivers on construction site.

Course Objectives
To provide delegates with the essential knowledge required to operate Mini Digger efficiently and safely.

Training Methods
Presentation with slides, video, printed course material, demonstration, practical use.

Who Will Benefit?
All those in your organisation who use, supervise or manage the use of Mini Diggers.