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Why you should hire CPCS (A78) Vacuum Excavator Qualified Operatives.


A CITB recognised competency covering in-depth theory and practical assessments to ensure the candidate fully understands all areas of operating the machinery, safe working practice and health & safety procedures.

Having operatives with this competency, you and your company can rest assured that the operative has been trained to the highest standards, and subject to the operative following correct working procedures, you should maintain high safety records, reduce working risks and industry fines.

What does the A78 Competency cover?
A78 Vacuum Excavator THEORY ASSESSMENT covers:
  • General Health & Safety
  • Health & Safety Legislation
  • Machine Checks
  • Maintenance
  • Operating Knowledge
A78 Vacuum Excavator PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT covers:
  • Pre-Use & Pre-Run Checks
  • Nozzle Control Exercise
  • Vehicle Manoeuvring On-Site
  • Excavation Tasks
  • Uncover & Identify Underground Utilities
  • Use of Air-lances
  • Use of Water-lances
  • Tipping & Shutdown Procedures
Where can you get this training and assessment?

Force One Limited are now an approved and certified CPCS test centre with a dedicated and industry trained on-site trainer, along with a dedicated CPCS tester, available to offer both theory and practical assessments at the same site.

Declan, who is trained and tested in the same area as Luke, has become the Force One on-site tester, dedicating his time to keep ahead of industry competence requirements.

Luke was one of the first candidates within Force One to achieve the competency, closely followed by the rest of the Force One Operative Team.

A78 CPCS Vacuum Excavator is a recognised competency allowing operatives to work across so many construction sites, airports, on the highways, sub-stations, basement clearance, long distance excavation, deep excavations and so many more sites where material requires to be extracted, removed or excavated.

Want to know more or book your Training, Theory & Practical Assessments?

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