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Course description

This course is designed to train delegates on how to safely operate a 180° excavator, and to provide a thorough understanding of their responsibilities and the actions they should take to maintain a safe working environment.

Who should attend?

Delegates who will be required to operate a 180° excavator in a working environment.

Course content 

  • Basic industry understanding, awareness of dangers and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of manufacturer’s handbook for the machine
  • Locate and identify major components and explain their function
  • Locate and identify key controls and explain their function
  • Conduct pre-use checks in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines and legislative requirements
  • Identify necessary PPE
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine
  • Prepare excavator for use
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Operate machine safely and efficiently
  • Environmental considerations
  • Storage and transport of attachments
  • Explain loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation
  • Carry out end of shift and shut down procedures


No previous experience is required.


Novice course duration: 10 days  - maximum ratio: 3:1:1

Refresher course duration: 1 day - maximum ratio: 3:1:1

Experienced worker tests duration: 1 day - maximum ratio: 4:1:1


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