360 Excavator Training

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the trainee operator will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:


  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator

  •  Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used

  •  Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions

  •  Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions

  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for excavator used

  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements

  • Safely mount and dismount the machine

  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely

  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas

  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out

    excavating tasks

  •  Carry out excavating tasks

  •  Load material onto transporting vehicles or into containers

  • Reinstate excavation, grade and level ground

  •  Fit and remove attachments

  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures


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