A58 Excavator 360º Below 10 Tonnes

Course Length

5-10 Days depending on experience


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Course Summary

This course is designed for individuals who would like to become an excavator operator and have no previous experience on the equipment.

Course Details

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces
  • Configure and set up for excavating duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers
  • Use of the operator’s handbook and go through relevant regulations and legislation, followed by undertaking all pre-use checks.
  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials
  • Attach and remove buckets
  • Lift, move and place a variety of slung loads (Endorsement C)
  • Travel with slung loads* (Endorsement C)
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

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