360° Excavator (Tracked)
Become proficient in operating this vital piece of machinery on our extensive course.
Overview in brief
Our course will enhance your knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to safely operate a 360˚ tracked excavator.
It’s a bespoke course that will be tailored to your needs by the instructor.
So, course length will depend upon your previous experience and the certificate options that you require.
Upon successful completion, you’ll gain a certificate of competence and a Lantra Skills ID Card, with different certificate and card options.
The finer details
Our course covers both training and practical assessment.
It will enhance your knowledge, understanding, and skills to be able to safely operate a 360° tracked excavator.
You’ll cover vital theory such as plant safety and legal matters.
You’ll also learn all about the machine and how to prepare it for work.
Then it’s onto the practice- travelling, manoeuvring and operating the machine.
You also have the option of looking at how excavators may be used as cranes.
At the end of your course, your skills and knowledge will be assessed.
- Plant safety and the law
- Machine knowledge and preparation for work
- Travelling and manoeuvring the machine
- Machine operation
- Excavators used as cranes.
Who should attend?
This course is for you if you’re currently using- or about to use- a 360˚ tracked excavator.
It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to operate this machine safely and efficiently.
After successfully completing the course, you’ll be awarded a certificate of competence and a Lantra skills ID card for your required option.
What will be covered?
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe the key requirements of health, safety, and environmental legislation
- Interpret and comply with drawings, specifications, schedules, risk assessments and manufacturers’ owner’s manuals (MOMs) related to the plant or machinery operations and the work to be carried out
- Identify the hazards associated with plant or machinery operations and put the appropriate control measures in place
- Identify and explain the purpose of machine components and operator controls
- Conduct all operational and pre-start checks
- Prepare the excavator for site and highway travel
- Drive the excavator safely over varying types of terrain
- Operate the excavator safely in restricted spaces
- Prepare the backhoe and bucket to excavate
- Demonstrate how to safely attach and remove different types of buckets and ancillaries
- Select the appropriate backhoe/loader techniques to perform essential tasks
- Operate plant and machinery to excavate ground and loose materials to given work instructions
- Perform excavation activities in a variety of soil types
- Demonstrate how to safely place spoil into transporting vehicles
- Demonstrate how to grade, spread and level different types of material
- Demonstrate how to lift basic suspended loads with backhoe in set configuration/s
- Shut down and secure plant or machinery
- Describe the procedures used for loading and unloading excavators when transported on a trailer.