Excavator 180 degrees Training - SB Skills Solutions in Lancashire

Excavator 180 degrees


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.

180 excavator training courses are available from CPCS. 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.

  • Pre-use safety inspections
  • Basic maintenance of the machinery
  • Fitting and changing ancillary equipment and attachments
  • Preparing the machine for transport on public highways
  • Full safety precautions
  • Routine adjustments and servicing procedures

Training Bodies

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:

CPCS – Excavator training is accredited by the Construction Plant Competence Scheme. This is the largest accreditation body in the construction industry. As such, CPCS cards are recognised by the most companies. Many organisations demand that an excavator operator has this card. On completion of the excavator training, delegates will receive a red card, giving them two years to complete blue card training.

NPORS – The National Plant Operators Registration Scheme is widely recognised in the construction and demolition industries. It meets the same regulatory requirements as CPCS but usually works out cheaper than both boards.

In-House – We can also tailor training to meet your specific requirements. For example, we can combine elements of 180° and 360° excavator training, or even include elements of working at height regulations for delegates from your business. This ensures that your employees are trained in all elements that they need, while getting the qualifications that suit them and your business.

Excavator Training From SB Skills Solutions Ltd

Whether you require CPCS excavator training or inhouse 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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    A10: Below 5 tonne | A12: Above 5 tonne
    Awarding Body: CPCS | In House | NPORS


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