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T-VAC 2 Operator Training

Course Aims

Ths course aims to provide delegates with the knowledge & skills for the safe operations, functions & maintenance of the T-VAC 2 and the specific issues related to underground utilities.

  • Understand how plans & utility searches assist in the avoidance of underground services;
  • Understand the practices used to help ensure safe digging;
  • Understand the dangers from underground services;
  • Understand the methods which can be employed to ensure optimim excavation results;
  • Differentiate between different soil types & conditions;
  • Recognise & implement control measures for potential hazards;
  • Understand how to safely control the T-VAC 2;
  • Understand the importance of daily checks, maintenance & servicing.


1 day

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will:-

  • Have a basic understanding of the Vacuum Excavation industry;
  • Understand the dangers & why safe working practices are important;
  • Understand operator responsibilities;
  • Be able to locate & identify key controls & explain their functions;
  • Conduct all pre-operational & running checks in accordance with manufacturer's & legislative requirements.
  • Be able to identify and maintain PPE appropriate for vacuum excavation use;
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area;
  • Understand how to operate the T-VAC 2 safely & efficiently; 
  • Understand the importance of maintenance and cleaning;
  • Environmental considerations;
  • Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of loading & unloading procedures for machine transportation;
  • Demonstrate a good understanding by performing a written assessment.

Pre Requisite Requirements

The following pre-requisites are required:

  • Current CSCS green card;
  • Reasonable level of mobility;
  • Ability to lift and move loads;
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English.

PPE Requirements

This course requires the delegate to possess the following:

  • Hard hat;
  • Face shield / goggles;
  • Safety gloves;
  • Fire retardant / Arc proof overalls;
  • High Visibility Vest (minimum);
  • Hearing protection;
  • Steel toe-capped boots (with laces).


Upon successful completion, delegates will receive a certificate which is valid for three years.