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Number of Candidates - Up to 3

Course Duration - 1 to 10 Days

Certificate Length - 2/3/5 Years

​​Course Aim


To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with operating such machinery including attachments. To have a working knowledge of how the various machines operate and to identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions, including weight limits, and to carry out an effective pre use check.


Course Contents


  • ​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.


Assessment Method


Associated Knowledge Test (5 open and 20 multiple choice questions), Pre Use Test and Practical Test of Basic Operating Skills


Additional Information


Max number of trainees – 3

Length of Certification - 2/3/5 Years

Duration - Dependant on Experience and number of trainees on course.


Certification


NPORS or Small Training Solutions Certified

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