Course details for

Excavator Training

Excavator Training Overview (Tracked Excavators - 360 degree)

Fig Skills provide training and testing in the safe and efficient operation of Tracked Excavators (360 degree).

Training and assessments take place on-site. The course meets the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant statutory provisions and Approved codes of Practice.

It is envisaged that by the end of this Excavator 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 function
  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions
  • The ability to identify and maintain PPE appropriate for use
  • The ability to conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer and legislative requirements
  • The ability to safely mount and dismount the machine
  • Start and stop the machine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely
  • The ability to configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas
  • The ability to conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • The ability to manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out excavating tasks
  • The ability to carry out excavating tasks
  • The ability to load material onto transporting vehicles or into containers
  • The ability to reinstate excavation, grade and level ground
  • The ability to fit and remove attachments
  • Ability to conduct end of shift and shut down procedure

Please note: The learning outcomes listed should not be considered in isolation and may be added to in order to accurately reflect the learner’s duties and working environment

Excavator Certification

  • NPORS plastic identity card with photo, this card is issued by NPORS
  • Certification for this course is valid for 3 years. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date

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