360 Excavator

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 and stop it safely 
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined spaces
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Manoeuvre the machine to work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out excavating tasks
  • Load material onto transporting vehicles or into containers
  • Reinstatement of excavation, grade and level ground
  • Fit and remove attachments
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures