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Excavator 360 Training Course

Course aims

The NPORS N203 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a Excavator 360 – Tracked in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.

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Course content

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with a 360 excavator will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Confirm with Manufacturer’s requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and the relevant regulations and legislation.
    Undertake all pre-use checks.
  • Configure and ready for travel (site and highway – where applicable).
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces.
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces.
  • Configure and set for excavating duties.
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground.
  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials.
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers.
  • Attach and remove buckets.
  • Lift, move and place basic slung loads.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

To achieve the NPORS Operators Card candidates must pass both the NPORS Theory and Practical Test.