Quick Hitch Awareness

Duration: 1-day novice. (must have already completed an excavator novice course)


This training course is a mix of practical and theory-based exercises, delegates will cover manufacturer and general knowledge and awareness of using a quick hitch with an excavator and participate in practical activities to recognise machine components and functions, best practices, and operating methods to be able to connect various attachments.

Who should attend?

This Quick Hitch Certification is for Plant Operators who need practical and theory-based training and assessment for quick hitch awareness.

What you will learn

➢ Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator

➢ Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular Quick Hitch to be used

➢ Be able to locate and identify the major components of the Quick Hitch and explain their functions

➢ Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Quick Hitch use

➢ Be able to explain the different types of Quick hitch devices

➢ Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative


➢ Conduct all necessary safety checks at the designated change over area

➢ Fit and remove attachments safely and efficiently

➢ Demonstrate and explain checks for attachment security

➢ Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

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Trainer profile

Our trainers and testers have a wealth of industry experience to meet any specific needs of our clients, all trainers have the accreditation needed to meet the requirement of delegates across the Plant and equipment training categories.

Delivery method

Quick hitch Training and testing can be carried out on your site or ours. Our delivery will be a mix of theory and practical exercises to suit the course criteria set and delegates needs.

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