Crawler – Tractor/Dozer
Crawler - Tractor/Dozer
Novice: 10 Days
Intermediate: 5 Days
Experienced: 1 Day
Test Only: 1 Day
*Course Duration does not include the CPCS test

During training courses, you will be shown how to:

  • Identify the risk associated with ground engaging gear i.e. blade and tracks
  • Identify the key components of the machine, for their purpose and correct operation
  • Carry out basic maintenance and fault finding to enable correct operation
  • Undertake correct start-up procedures, including all safety and function tests, and prepare to work
  • Locate correct information from Operators manual
  • Manoeuvre the machine correctly up and down slopes (travelling), over rough terrain and through restrictions
  • Identify balance and tipping points of the machine
  • Identify correct gear ratio for ground conditions and for pushing material
  • Understand the differences between grading and blending and when to adopt each method
  • Identify the risks of cutting too much material
  • Cut in layers and work to levels with the aid of laser equipment/GPS (if applicable)
  • Slot doze and reasons for undertaking
  • Backfill correctly
  • Fold batters in from stockpiles
  • Seal stockpiles as well as ground
  • Work with other machines efficiently and safely i.e. 360 and ADT
  • Undertake correct shutdown procedures (machine dependent)


End Point Assessment: Knowledge & skills you will be assessed on (theory / practical)

  • Pre-start and running checks
  • Prepare the dozer for travel as detailed in the operator's manual
  • Travelling and manoeuvring, including;
    • Travelling up and down the slope
    • Passing through a restriction
    • Travelling over rough terrain
  • Setting up for work and working tasks, including;
    • Preparing and setting the dozer
    • Produce a straight trench to specified dimensions
    • Form a stockpile
    • Reinstate the work area to its original state
  • Shutting down and securing procedures
  • Proof of passing the Health and Safety Touch Screen Test (passed within the last 2 years)
  • Photographic ID (CSCS Card, Driving Licence, UK Passport, CPCS Card)
  • National Insurance number
Test Duration
Theory Test: 30 Minutes
Practical Test: 2 Hours 45 Minutes
Upcoming Dates
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