NPORS Excavator Micro 360 - up to 1 Tonne training course

This course is aimed at people who require the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely operate and correctly maintain an Excavator Micro 360.

We will conduct a learner analysis to identify the duration of training required for those with limited or no experience, whereas experienced operators can attend a one day Experienced Worker Assessment (Test Only).

Course Overview

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer's handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for micro excavator use
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer's and legislative requirements
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine
  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out excavating tasks
  • Carry out excavating tasks
  • Load material onto transporting vehicles or into containers
  • Reinstate excavation, grade and level ground
  • Fit and remove attachments
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Entry Requirements

For learners applying for the NPORS CSCS Card, or for those requiring the 'HS&E TESTED Logo' displayed on their card they must have passed the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment Test within the last 2 years.