360° Excavator Operator (Tracked & Wheeled)

Syllabus | Duration | Instructor Machinery Ratio | Attachment Training

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


Instructor Machinery Ratio

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

3 x Trainees

1 x Instructor

1 x 360° Excavator


Attachment Training

We also offer attachment training for the 360º Excavator (Tracked & Wheeled) and all plant machinery types, please contact us for further details...

Slinger Signaller


Suspended Loads or used as a crane



Rotary Flail


CAT & Genny


Quick Hitch

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