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180/ 360 Excavator Training Course Content

On successful completion of an excavator training course candidates will be able to:


  • Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges on the excavator
  • Identify and comply with manufacturers instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook, other information sources and applicable legislation (PUWER. LOLER).
  • Carry out all pre-use and running checks.
  • Set the excavator for site and road travel.
  • Travel over varying types of terrain, including rough undulating ground and substantial inclines.
  • Manoeuvre the excavator in confined areas using forward and reverse direction.
  • Set the machine to excavate.
  • Excavate below ground level on a variety of excavations in different ground types.
  • Place spoil into various sizes of vehicles / hoppers.
  • Grade, spread and level differing types of materials (excavators over 5 tonnes - using a multi-purpose front bucket).
  • Remove and re-attach buckets
  • Place the excavator in an out-of-service condition.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.



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