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360 Degree Excavator below 10T

Assessment type

Training only (attendance)
Integrated training and assessment (ITA)

Minimum duration

3 Days

Course delivery

On site


This course is for you if you’re currently using- or about to use- a 360˚ tracked excavator.

It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to operate this machine safely and efficiently.

After successfully completing the course, you’ll be awarded a certificate of competence and a Lantra skills ID card for your required option.

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the key requirements of health, safety, and environmental legislation
  • Interpret and comply with drawings, specifications, schedules, risk assessments and manufacturers’ owner’s manuals (MOMs) related to the plant or machinery operations and the work to be carried out
  • Identify the hazards associated with plant or machinery operations and put the appropriate control measures in place
  • Identify and explain the purpose of machine components and operator controls
  • Conduct all operational and pre-start checks
  • Prepare the excavator for site and highway travel
  • Drive the excavator safely over varying types of terrain
  • Operate the excavator safely in restricted spaces
  • Prepare the backhoe and bucket to excavate
  • Demonstrate how to safely attach and remove different types of buckets and ancillaries
  • Operate plant and machinery to excavate ground and loose materials to given work instructions
  • Perform excavation activities in a variety of soil types
  • Demonstrate how to safely place spoil into transporting vehicles
  • Demonstrate how to grade, spread and level different types of material
  • Shut down and secure plant or machinery
  • Describe the procedures used for loading and unloading excavators when transported on a trailer.

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