The 360° Excavator course is designed for the operator who requires theoretical and practical instruction at basic level, in operating an excavator in a construction / industrial environment.

It is also applicable to those experienced operators who require refresher training.



Categories: Wheeled / Tracked

Light – up to 5 tonnes

Medium – up to 10 tonnes

Heavy – over 10 tonnes

Course content:

• Understand the risks involved in operating a 360 excavator and the measures required to control the risk.

• Understand the legal requirements involved in construction operations with an excavator

• Identify the basic construction, purpose and function of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.

• How to carry out all pre-use and running checks.

• Travel over differing types of terrain including rough undulating ground and substantial inclines ensuring stability and control.

• Set the equipment and excavate below ground level on a variety of excavations in different ground types.

• Place spoil into a vehicle / hopper

• Grade, spread and level different types of terrain

• Remove and re-attach buckets

• Place the dumper in an out of service condition.

Duration: The duration of the course is between 1 - 5 days dependent on experience with a maximum training ratio of 3 students to 1 instructor.

Venue: Can be carried out at our training school in Eastleigh or at an employer’s premises. (Over 10 tonne capacity must be done on clients site).

Assessment: At the end of the course students will undergo a formal written test on all theoretical subjects covered and a practical assessment on their basic skills.

Accreditation: NPORS or LETS certificate

Cost: Dependant on course duration and attendees.

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