Quick Hitch

WHY WE NEED TRAINING?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that 13% of all excavtor accidents are attributed to buckets become detached from quick hitches. Detached excavator buckets were responsible for the deaths of 4 construction workers in 2007.

DESIGNED FOR?

All excavator operators who use quick hitch attachment systems and have no previous training or refresh training on up to date methods of changing attachments.

AIM!

quick-hitchOn completion of the course, the excavator operator will have a basic theory understanding of how to change a manual, semi automatic and fully automatic quick hitch attaching system, and carry out a basic theory assessment.
Depending what quick hitches are available on site or at our purpose built CPCS training ground, a practical demonstration and then individual assessments will be carried out.

COURSE CONTENTS

  • What is quick hitch
  • Accident percentages
  • Types of quick hitch
  • Manual quick hitch
  • Semi Automatic
  • Fully Automatic
  • Quick hitch manual
  • Hitching Systems
  • Safety Issues
  • Safe Working Load (SWL) Lifting Eye
  • HSE Inpsectors
  • Inspections
  • Quick Hitch Cab Controls, Decals
  • Operators Knowledge
  • Safety Procedures
  • HSE Recommendations
  • Training session involving all candidates
  • Pres-start inspection
  • Recording Defects
  • Reporting Defects
  • Changing Attachments
  • Manual Quick Hitch (if available or on site discussion
  • Semi Automatic Hitch (if available or on site discussion
  • Fully Automatic Hitch (if available or on site discussion
  • Secure Procedures

DURATION

Approximately 4 Hours

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