Skill Level

Experienced, Novice, Refresher


Aurelia, CPCS, NPORS, NVQ-2

Vehicle Type

Excavator 360, Tracked, Wheeled


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, 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 use
• 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

This may vary depending on the level and accreditation chosen.

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360 Excavator Operator 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?
To provide candidates with a thorough understanding of the relevant operational and safety requirements applicable to an Excavator 360 in the construction industry or similar environment.

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?
Any person required to operate an Excavator 360 in the construction industry or similar environment.

Training Methods:
Classroom based tutorials and discussion Hands on practical exercises, if site allows.

Additional Information:
For employers requiring plastic cards an additional charge per person will be levied. Delegates will need to provide a passport photograph at the start of the course.



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