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NPORS 360 Excavator Training Course

An NPORS 360 excavator course is a comprehensive training program that aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to operate a 360 excavator safely and efficiently. The course is typically delivered over a period of several days and involves both classroom-based theoretical instruction and hands-on practical training.

NPORS 360 Excavator Course - Key Information

What will I learn on an NPORS 360 Excavator Course?

Knowledge and skills covered on an NPORS 360 Excavator course will include:

  • The relevant health & safety legislation applicable to operators
  • Components of the machine and their functions
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Practical training of operating the machine including manoeuvring across different terrain
  • How to undertake a variety of excavation tasks

Choose a course option

All of our courses are delivered with the same level of information and support, so you can choose the style of training that best suits your environment.

Our prices include:

  • Certificates

  • Exams

  • Course materials

NPORS 360 Excavator Course Content

You will cover the following learning objectives on your NPORS 360 Excavator course:

  • Acquire a basic understanding of the industry, as well as the hazards and responsibilities associated with operating plant machinery
  • Health and safety legislation, as it applies to Plant Operators.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s manual for the specific machine to be used
  • Identifying and explain the functions of the major components of the plant, including steering, driving, and braking controls of the machine
  • Know how to recognise and maintain appropriate PPE used when operating an excavator
  • Perform all required pre-operation checks in compliance with the manufacturer’s and legal requirements
  • Know how to safely mount and dismount the machine
  • How to start and stop the engine, as well as safely moving the machine and bringing it to a stop
  • Set up the machine for travel and safely manoeuvring it across different terrains, in open and confined areas
  • Perform all necessary safety checks at the work site
  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and configure it for excavation tasks
  • Complete excavation tasks, such as loading materials onto transport vehicles or into containers
  • Restore excavation sites, grading, and levelling the ground
  • Attaching and removing additional equipment
  • Carry out all shutdown procedures and procedures necessary for the end of the working day

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Should I do a Foundation or Experienced NPORS course?

We realise that you may already have experience with equipment and just need a qualification to support and prove your competency to potential employers and/or contractors. On the other hand, some delegates may be completely new to construction or to a particular category of plant equipment.

We offer courses for both. If you’re experienced you can just take a condensed version of the course and the relevant tests, semi-experienced delegates may prefer a few days training before taking the tests, or you might need to be taught from scratch. We have the course options for you, call our team and we will be able to provide you with a suitable location and date.

If you’re unsure which course to take, speak to our team who can give you more details and help point you towards the course that suits you most.

Assessment and Certification

You will take both a theory and practical assessment for your NPORS 360 Excavator training.

You will take a theory assessment, which is made up of open questions and multiple-choice questions. You need to achieve 80% to pass the standard set for the theory test.

The practical assessment typically involves you demonstrating your ability to safely and efficiently operate the excavator. The assessor will evaluate how you carry out a range of tasks, such as setting up the machine, manoeuvring it across different terrains, and performing excavation or lifting operations. You will also be observed on how you follow health and safety regulations and correctly use personal protective equipment.

Apply for your NPORS Card via their website once you have completed your course.

Entry Requirements
  • If you are applying for the NPORS CSCS card, you will need to have completed the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test passed no more than two years before the course start date
  • Good understanding of spoken and written English.

Special Considerations

If you have any questions or concerns regarding support during the course, please contact our team on 0800 0213 263.

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