Excavators – Novice & Experienced Operators

Instruction in the safe operation of 180 and 360 degree excavators. Suitable for operators with little or no experience working in the agriculture, fencing, groundcare, horticulture, landscaping industries and on construction and industrial sites.

Course Outline

Operating on rough and sloping ground
Setting the machine for excavation
Operating the front shovel & the backactor (180 degree excavator)
Excavating in different types of ground
Placing spoil into various sized vehicles
Grading, spreading and levelling ground
Removing and re-attaching buckets
Manoeuvring in confined areas


Training is a legal requirement.


Reinforcing the Health & Safety at Work Act, the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to ensure that machines are operated by employees who have received appropriate training in their safe use.


Upon successful completion of the course and meeting the required standard, candidates are awarded a Lantra integrated training and assessment certificate.


Shorter courses are available for experienced operators who need to gain this qualification or renew an existing certificate.


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