This course covers diggers/excavators ranging from 1.5T – 20T in separate categories, either 360 or 180 degrees. Certification is through various accredited bodies - National Plant Operators Registration Scheme, BRITTOp or Lantra. Training in the use of a Dumper is often incorporated into this course.

Course Content:  

  • Current legislation, operator responsibilities & best practice
  • The risks associated with the use of excavators & the main causes of accidents
  • The function of the main components, controls & their usage
  • Stability of the machine
  • Carry out pre operation & daily checks
  • Driving the excavator over varying terrain; forward & reverse including width restrictions
  • The use of attachments
  • Excavations Loading dumper or similar with spoil
  • Spoil heaps, backfilled excavations
  • Loading & unloading procedures when moving sites
  • End of shift checks

Course Length:

  • 1 - 5 days dependent on experience levels.