360° Excavator Operator (Tracked & Wheeled)

The 360° Excavator Operator Course is for tracked or wheeled excavators and, above and below 10 tonnes.

The course provides the Trainee with good knowledge and practical skills in the operations and limitations of a hydraulic excavator and safe use of quick hitch release systems.

It is advised that the Operative also attends a Cable Avoidance System Course to compliment any Excavator Course, to assist in safe detection of underground services.


The basic course syllabus includes…

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 & ACOPS
Site Safety – Area Hazards & Risk Assessment
Operatives Responsibility – PPE – Stability & Safe Working Loads
Pre Use Checks – Controls – Quick Hitch Systems
Types of Buckets – Securing Devices – Observations
Manoeuvring – Stop / Start – Tracking
Practical Operation & Loading
Closing Excavation – Compacting & Grading
Pre Use Check Assessment
Practical Test
Theory Test
Course closing summary


As with all our courses, we will adapt the course to suit the experience and number of candidates on the course, which may affect the duration.

Refresher Course: 1 day
Semi Experienced Course: 3-5 days
Novice Operative Course: 10 days

Instructor Machinery Ratio

This course has an instructor – trainee – machinery ratio of…

3 x Trainees
1 x Instructor
1 x 360° Excavator

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