Only one Q in our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do, Q is for Quick Hitch Awareness.   A quick hitch is a device fitted to an excavator or backhoe arm, for the purpose of rapidly mounting or dismounting attachments i.e. buckets. They are also known as ‘quick couplers’.   There are a number of different types of quick hitches including half-hitch, mechanical, semi-automatic and automatic.

This is one of the NPORS bolt on courses, so if you have an excavator operator card but now need to use a quick hitch, this course is for you.

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Course ratios – Quick Hitch

Course durations, training and testing ratios for the Quick Hitch are

Novice : 1 day : 10 Delegates

Here is a link to the course blogs, containing all the information you need to know about the training we can offer.

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Upon successful completion of the course the candidates will received a Kentra Training ID card (credit card size) detailing the course completed.

In addition, we have the option to register the training with our Awarding Body NPORS.   If your candidates are working offsite or on other peoples premises a recognised Awarding Body membership maybe advantageous. Prior to training we would apply to NPORS to register the course and upon successful completion of the course we would apply for the candidates 5 year membership with the NPORS scheme.

NPORS Course Name :  N726 Quick Hitch

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Training locations

At Kentra we have always provided on-site training, coming to you and delivering the training in your own space using the equipment you are used to using.

We will require a room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session.

A machine with a quick hitch and attachments.

All vehicles to be in good working order.

How we can help

Speaking of help, at Kentra we like to assist our clients with helping to arrange your training needs.  We have customers from all walks of life, self employed lone workers to multi national blue chip companies and its a pleasure to talk to you all.   If you would like more information about the courses we offer, click HERE for a link to our brochure or please  get in touch and let us help you though.

The Kentra Training Team

01606 832 556.

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