360° Excavator Course

Operate and maintain a 360° Excavator safely

Whether you would like to refresh your current skills or gain new ones, this course is the one for you.

Taking our 360° Excavator course will demonstrate competence in the safe handling and maintenance of the machine, as well as instilling the confidence in both the candidate and their employer to operate safely on site.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to operate and maintain a 360° Excavator safely.

Entry Requirements:

Although you do not need any previous formal instruction to take this course, you must have passed a CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test no more than two years before attending this course.

This course will teach the candidate how to:

  • Operate the excavator 360° tracked safely and productively
  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine
  • Follow all necessary safety precautions
  • Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles
  • Be aware of the necessary routine adjustments and service procedures, and carry them out
  • Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment.

Course Duration:

  • 10 Days – Novice Operator, Including Test
  • 3 – 4 Days -Semi-Experienced Operator, Plus Test
  • 1 Day – Experienced Operator (refresher training), Plus Test

Assessment and exams:

You will be assessed through both theory and practical tests.


When you have successfully completed the course you will be awarded:

CPCS Red Trained Operator Card (on successful completion of the CPCS Technical Tests).

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  • CPCS Blue Competent Operator card
  • 180˚ Excavator
  • Excavator Lifting Operations
  • Excavator Banksman – Roles and Responsibilities