180° Excavator Backhoe & Bucket

Syllabus | Duration | Instructor Machinery Ratio | Attachment Training

On completion of the 180° Excavator Backhoe & Bucket (JCB) Course, the Trainee will have established theory and practical knowledge and skills in safe operations of this specific type of plant.

Attachment training can also be incorporated within this course but may affect the course duration depending upon the trainees experience.

It is advised for the operative to attend a cable avoidance assistance course to complement any excavator course to assist in the safe detection of underground services.



The basic course syllabus includes...

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 & ACOPS

Site safety – area hazards and risk assessment

Operatives responsibility – PPE – Stability & safe working loads

Pre-start checks – Controls & observations

Manoeuvring, stop / start – Securing pins and quick hitch release systems

Loading shovel techniques and hazards

Excavation safety and attachments

Practical operations and loading of vehicles

Pre-start check test

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: 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 180° Excavator with Backhoe & Bucket


Attachment Training

We also offer attachment training for the 180º excavator and all plant machinery types, please contact us for further details...

Slinger Signaller


Suspended Loads or used as a crane




Manual Handling


Brush Sweeper

Snow Plow

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