Excavator 180° Above or Below 5 tonnes

The aim of the course is to:

Provide the candidate with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating the 180° Excavator.

The Objectives of the Course are to enable delegates to:

  • Be able to operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and accepted good practice
  • Carry out a pre-shift inspection
  • Be able to operate safely under varying site conditions
  • Be able to carry out minor adjustments and routine services
  • Have an understanding of responsibilities under Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 & other current relevant legislation

Course Summary

Candidates will participate in theory lessons and practical demonstrations / exercises covering:

  • An introduction to the Construction Industry
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Other current relevant regulations
  • Introduction to machine
  • Pre-shift inspections
  • Controls and instruments
  • Coolant, fuel and lubricating systems
  • Trenching, back-filling, levelling and marking out
  • Excavating deep and shallow excavation
  • Explanation of attachments

Course Duration – Depending on Accreditation & Experience

Certification – CPCS, NPORS, STS Group Certification

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