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Excavator 180 degrees

CPCS: Excavator 180 degrees courses available at SB Skills. 180° excavators are widely used throughout the land-based and construction industry. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the training to make sure that you learn the key fundamentals of operating a 180° excavator.

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180° excavators are heavy machines. Their versatility means that they are used for a variety of different jobs and tasks in construction and other land-based industries. Their size, weight, power, and components mean that their improper use can cause accidents and lead to serious injuries. It is vital that all users are fully versed in their safe use. Excavator training provides operators with the knowledge of how to safely operate and maintain the machinery, eliminating the risk of accident and injury.

At SB Skills Solutions, our highly qualified and skilled instructors can tailor a training solution to your business requirements. We can teach novices, as well as experienced operators, and we are fully accredited.

SB Skills Solutions is a national training company, with a dedicated training centre based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, but offering our services to companies across the country. We are fully accredited and our trainers are qualified and experienced. We can offer both theory and practical training from our training centre, and we have excellent industry pass rates. Browse our courses online or call and speak to one of the team with questions about your 180 excavator training requirements.

Participant Requirements

All of our safety courses are geared towards those in construction and heavy industry. We provide both practical and theory training elements, which requires that candidates have a good understanding of written and spoken English.

All candidates must have successfully completed the touch screen Construction Skills Health and Safety test within the past two years.

Who Should Take 180 Excavator Training?

The 180 excavator training course is a health and safety requirement for any anybody that will be operating heavy excavators of this type. As well as those that use excavators every day, the course is suitable for those that will only occasionally use the machinery.

Managers and supervisors can also take the training, ensuring that they are able to use the excavators safely, and to give them a better understanding of the safe operation of plant machinery. Candidates looking to achieve the blue competence card, or an equivalent from another board, should take this course.

Course Objectives

The objective of 180° excavator training is to ensure that candidates can safely operate heavy excavators. These machines are potentially dangerous because of their size and power, and because of the conditions where they are typically used. Candidates will work towards becoming certified by the appropriate board, whether that is NPORS, Inhouse or CPCS excavator training.

What Will Participants Learn?

The 180 excavator training course is conducted using 5+ tonne excavators, which means delegates will be able to safely use any size excavator of this type once they have completed the course. Delegates will learn how to conduct pre-use inspections and safety checks, as well as how to use them on any type of terrain. They will be taught how to change the attachments and how to safely shutdown and secure the excavator.

  • Operate the 180° wheeled excavator safely and productively
  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Prepare the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • 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.

Training Bodies Courses Available

We offer courses accredited by the following competence schemes:

Course durations and tests will depend on which awarding body you require:

CPCS – The Construction Plant Competence Scheme is the most widely recognised accreditation scheme in the construction industry. Many organisations require that operators have CPCS cards, as part of their company policies. The A12 /A10 180 Excavator course from CPCS will reward a red trained operator card on completion, enabling candidates to go on and undertake the relevant Level 2 Plant Operations NVQ to enable them to obtain a blue competence card.

NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is a widely recognised accreditation specialising in the construction sector.  On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a Red Competent Card which is valid for 2 years.  In that time delegates will be required to complete the relevant Level 2 Plant Operations NVQ in order to update their card to a Blue Competency Card.

In-House – If you need to provide additional safety elements to your employees, we can customise a training course to include all the elements and components that you require.

We can tailor our excavator training to meet the specific requirements of your company and your employees. To this end, we offer courses accredited by either of the following boards:

180 Excavator Training From SB Skills Solutions Ltd

Whether you require CPCS, NPORS OR inhouse 180 excavator training, we can tailor course content to the needs of your business. Our instructors will ensure that the course covers all required elements. We are fully accredited and our instructors are highly qualified with industry experience. Call SB Skills Solutions Ltd on 01695 558420 or browse the courses we offer right here on our website.

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