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80° Excavator <12tonne


This ITSSAR accredited course provides theoretical and practical understanding of 180° excavators for those required to operate them as part of their working role. Delegates will come away from this course with a knowledge of how the excavators work, as well as the skills to operate them safely in a range of environments. This course is ideal for those in the construction sector and can be taken by delegates at any experience level, as we offer both novice and experienced level courses, with refreshers also available.

Outline of Programme

  • Introduction and explanation.
  • Safety precautions: pre-use checks, operate safely under varying conditions, dealing with hazards, manoeuvring confined spaces, dealing with underground and overhead services, site the machine safely.
  • Procedures: necessary and minor routine adjustments and procedures, shutting down, loading, unloading, trenching, marking out, levelling, back-filling.
  • Understanding: components, basic construction, information and terminology, controls, attachments.
  • Using the machine: controls, instruments, lubrication, coolant, fuel systems, excavating (deep and shallow), using the rear boom to lift, move and place basic loads, front loader, travelling over various terrains and areas, including public highway.
  • Legal duties: relevant legislation (such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974), regulations, manufacturer’s requirements.
  • Theory and practical assessments.


The 180° Excavator (Under 12 Tonne) course is delivered between 1 and 5 days and an ITSSAR accredited certificate will be awarded upon completion. Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn in both theoretical and practical training and are expected to interact in group activities. Delegates should inform their trainer if they have any health concerns, physical ailments or if special consideration should be taken.

Course Options

  • Novice Courses; 5 days - maximum 3 people per course.
  • Refresher Courses; 1 day - maximum 3 people per course.
  • Experienced Courses; 3 days - maximum 3 people per course.


Our courses are competitively priced and we aim to beat any equivalent training quote.

Important Information

  • The training venue should be quiet and undisturbed.
  • Staff should not be expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain for the entire length of the session.
  • Maximum of 3 staff per course.
  • Flexible dates, call to book a day that suits you.

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