360 Excavator Training

Excavators (Hydraulic Excavators) are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, dipper (or stick), bucket and cab on a rotating platform known as the “house”. Sat atop an undercarriage with tracks or wheels.

They come in a wide variety of sizes. The smaller mini digger can weighs as little as 930 kg; with the largest model weighing in excess of 979,990 kg, with a bucket as large as 52.0 m³.

Plant Machinery Training Course
BITA Categories
Not Listed – Wheeled & Tracked available

Course content

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety code
  • Re-fuelling of 360 Excavator
  • Pre-use checks and Maintenance
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive and hydraulic controls of the 360 Excavator
  • Manoeuvring the 360 Excavator in open and confined areas
  • Excavating deep and shallow
  • Trenching, back-filling and levelling
  • Mound work

Course assessment

  • Theoretical assessment of 5 open and 20 multiple choice questions, which can be conducted orally where language barriers or literacy difficulties exist.
  • Practical Test of basic operating skills, confirming skills taught on the Forklift training course

Course certification

  • ITSSAR accredited certificate
  • TOPS (Trained Operator Passport Scheme) registration
Course Duration Candidates
Novice 3 – 5 days max 3
Experienced Operator 2 – 3 days max 3
Safety Refresher 1 day max 3
Conversion 2 days max 3
Familiarisation 0.5 day max 3
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