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The Old Quarry
Great Elm
Frome, Somerset
BA11 3NW
01373 464395
07595 847580

Quick Hitch Awareness


Quick Hitch Awareness
December 20, 2015 simonlong
In Cranes & Lifting

Please be aware that you must already hold a recognised excavator operator’s card to enable you to add this category to your remit.

Course Overview

  • Inspect quick hitch device for defects, report any if found
  • Check attachment is compatible with quick hitch and machine, refer to manufacturers instruction.
  • The area is free from people or traffic, before attaching or detaching attachments.
  • The quick hitch devices is free of dirt or debris.
  • The attachment is positioned securely and correctly angled for attaching.
  • Couple attachment as per manufacturers instructions.
  • Test full operational capacity prior to working with the machine.
  • Visually check quick hitch device for full connection to attachment and machine.
  • Ensure no personnel are in the operation area of the machine.
  • Placed on a firm level ground with good access without the need for excessive travel or manoeuvres.
  • De-couple attachment as per manufacturers instruction.
  • Stored securely to prevent obstruction or accidents.

Course Duration

Novice Refreshers Experienced Worker Assessments
Days 2 1 1
Candidates 4 4 6

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