Crusher & Screener (A42)

2 - 4 days depending on experience

This course aims to teach operatives how to safely operate a Crusher. Elements covered at all skill levels will ensure operators can carry out a range of tasks related to this plant machinery.

Course Content

The following topics are covered throughout the course:

  • Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the handbook, and relevant regulations/legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Configure and set for travel (mobile units)
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground and level surfaces
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces (mobile units)
  • Configure and set for crushing duties to produce aggregate to specified sizes
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Crush different types of materials
  • Sort materials into graded sizes
  • Control and maintain the work flow rate
  • Use appropriate communication procedures before and during work
  • Explain procedures for blockages and foreign object removal
  • Clean down the plant machinery and working area
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading, unloading and machine disassembly procedures for machine transporting

Entry Requirements

Delegates must have passed the Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years, prior to course start date.

Good understanding of spoken and written English.


Delegates will take a verbal theory test and a practical assessment.

This training/testing can be as test only, Experienced, intermediate or Novice.