180 ° Excavator

Civil Skills Plus
In Montacute

Price on request
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Important information

Typology Course
Location Montacute
Duration 10 Days
  • Course
  • Montacute
  • Duration:
    10 Days

To ensure the candidate is competent in the safe handling of a 180 excavator.
Suitable for: Anybody operating a 180 excavator and needs to prove competence in the handling of these potentially dangerous machines. This can include agriculture, horticulture, equine, utility companies, forestry, amenity etc.


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Windmill Farm, TA15 6UT, Somerset, England
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Starts On request
Windmill Farm, TA15 6UT, Somerset, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Overalls, eye protection, high visibility jacket, work gloves steel toe capped boots, hard hat, and appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather.


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Course programme

180° Excavator

Training Method

Practical training with knowledge delivered through course notes.

Course Duration:

  • 10 Days - Novice Operators
  • 3 Days - Semi Experienced Operators
  • 2 Days - Experienced Operators
  • 1 Day - Correct bad habits and Assessment.

Course Content:

  • Legal and statutory legislation related to 360 excavators
  • Risk assessments of the machine and the site
  • Pre-start checks and routine maintenance
  • Recognise instrument readings and operate all the controls
  • Inspect vehicle and comment on serviceability
  • Operate the machine with:
    • Change buckets
    • Carry out excavations - level
    • Excavate a trench - level and to dimensions
    • Reinstate excavation
    • Handle on rough terrain
    • Operate front loader.
  • Post operation expectations and reporting defects.

Progression to: Forklift Truck, Machine Maintenance, CPCS certification.

Number of Candidates: 2 - 4.

Additional information

Payment options: £70 NPTC Assessment Price Includes: Access to Machine, Lunch.