The DSA has recognised the need to react to forthcoming changes to the operation of remote controlled machines and have secured substantial up-skilling grants for it members.

This programme is intended for Novice level.


The programme will be open to any individual nominated by their employer. It will consist of 5 off-site training days which are spread over a period of 12 months and will include:

  • 3 Days classroom and practical training
  • 2 Days Mock Testing – to be undertaken once on-site experience is gained
  • 1 Day on-site assessment

The classroom training is carried out at nominated training centre in England and Scotland where groups of approximately 4-6 persons can be accommodated. The on-site monitoring will be carried out during normal working hours under the supervision of a designated experienced person from the employer based on the DSA Code of Safe Working Practice. A log book will be provided to prove working hours.

  • Operatives will receive training in the following:
  • Introduction to the machines
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Preparing for work
  • Traveling and manoeuvring
  • Setting up for work
  • Working tasks
  • Shutting down
  • General maintenance

Advantages of the programme

  • The programme is linked to an NVQ level 2 Diploma in Demolition Plant.
  • There are substantial grants available from the CITB for training via this route
  • It is another factor in persuading clients that we have a professional, trained workforce

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