Skill Level

Experienced, Novice, Refresher


Aurelia, NPORS


Aurelia's Site, Client's Site

Max Delegates


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 and the relevant legislation, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an excavation banskman including excavation movements
• Have knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular vehicle / machine be guided
• Have a good understanding of signs and signals, approved hand signals and different forms of communication
• Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for excavation banksman duties
• Conduct all necessary safety checks of the work area and quick hitch awareness
• Set up exclusion zone for excavation
• Guide machinery when excavating for underground services and “blind areas” safely and efficiently
• Environmental considerations and spoil characteristics
• Have a basic understanding of working at height near excavations
• Carry out all end of shift and shut down and parking procedures

This may vary depending on the level and accreditation chosen.

Excavation Marshall

Excavation Banksman Training

To operate a machine within the workplace, whether for construction, waste, agriculture or other industry, your employer has a duty of care to ensure you can operate safely and competently. Completing a course and obtaining a certificate is the simplest way to ensure that operators fully understand the theoretical and practical elements of successful operation. Depending on where you are working, a certificate may be a legal requirement. The type of certificate required is often dictated by your place of work or type of employment, our knowledgeable staff can talk you through the different options to ensure you get the right course for your needs.

Why choose Aurelia for your operator training?

  • Purpose built training facility

  • Modern, well maintained machinery

  • Train away from your valuable workspace

  • Experienced instructors

What is this course about?
This course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements to monitor and control the work and movement of mechanical excavators on a work site.

What are the benefits?
This course will give the candidate the techniques and skills required to operate the machine in a safe manner, in line with good practical and Health and Safety legislation

Who should attend?
Those who will have responsibility for manoeuvring excavating plant and ensuring excavation and service safety. We can tailor this course to your company’s specific requirements.

Training Methods:
Classroom based tutorials and discussion along with practical exercies.

Take the first step to improving your site and staff safety – get in touch with Aurelia today!
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