Mini Digger, Use of Plant Machinery 360' Excavator


360' Excavator training Courses delivered to give the candidate the knowledge & practical skill to achieve certificates of competence assessment by NPTC City & Guild.

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Course fees £295.00 +vat  2 days 1 training then 1 for assessment 

On Successful completion, candidates are awarded certificates of competence, recognised by both sector employers and the health & safety executive.

The preparation & operation of a 360' mini digger excavator for use of a 360 excavator under 10 tonnes (mini-digger) for a range of industries and work environments.  


The content of the Excavator - Mini Digger course

• Identify the basic construction and components of the machine,  the purpose and use of all its controls and gauges.

• Identify, comply with manufacturer operator’s handbook & other information sources and applicable legislation.

• Carry out all pre-use and running checks.

• Prepare the excavator for site travel.

• Travel over different types of terrain including undulating ground.

• Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction.

• Position and set the machine to excavate.

• Identify precautions and actions for underground and overhead services and other hazards.

• Identify soil and material characteristics.

• Excavate below ground level.

• Load vehicles and hoppers.

• Backfill, grade, spread and level different types of terrain.

• Remove and re-attach different buckets.

• Place the excavator in an out-of-service condition.

• Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.