To teach you the necessary knowledge, understanding, awareness and skills to safely operate a 360 Excavator. This will be taught over 10 days with a mix of theory and practical tuition, with two assessments at the end of your course.
You’ll learn how to carry out safety procedures, pre-start checks and more. We teach you the capabilities and functions of each machine, and how to understand the instructions implemented by level pegs and profiles.
We can also provide tailored Training for Semi Skilled / Experienced candidates, please contact us for more details.
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 machine to be used
Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions
Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for excavator use
Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements
Safely mount and dismount the machine
Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely
Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas
Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out excavating tasks
Carry out excavating tasks
Load material onto transporting vehicles or into containers
Reinstate excavation, grade and level ground
Fit and remove attachments
Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures
Your course will be delivered at our CPCS & NPORS Training Centre, just outside of Frome.
We have on-site facilities, training areas and a classroom to deliver all required practical and theory training.
Upon successful completion of the test, you’ll be issued with an Operators Excavator Card.
These cards are issued by NPORS, and valid for 5 years.
All candidates will be tested and supervised by one of our fully accredited NPORS Instructors.
This course meets the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant statutory provisions and Approved Codes of Practice.