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180° Excavator

A 180° Excavator gets its name from the boom attached to the vehicle which can pivot from left to right through 180°.  It is also known as a Backhoe, which refers to the action of the shovel rather than its location on the machine.  It is a versatile machine that can be used for a variety of different jobs.

We offer certification on the 180° Excavator from the following awarding bodies: CPCS, NPORS.

We accept SDS Individual Training Account (ITA) funding for this course.

CPCS Excavator 180°– below 5 tonnes (A10) or above 5 tonnes (A12)

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely operate a 180° Excavator.  This course includes theory and practical elements, with tests being conducted on each.

Duration

The duration of the course depends on the experience level of the delegates attending.  Typically, these are:

  • 10 Day – Novice Course (includes CPCS Theory and Practical Tests)
  • 2 – 10 Days –
    • 1 Day CPCS Theory Test preparation (recommended for all delegates)
    • 1-8 Days practical training (depending on experience level)
    • 1 Day CPCS Theory and Practical Tests*
  • 1 Day – CPCS Theory and Practical Testing* only (no training given, experienced operators only).

* Testing may be conducted over 2 days, depending on delegate numbers.

Attendee Numbers

A maximum of 3 delegates can attend this course.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the CPCS tests, delegates will be issued with a CPCS Trained Operator Card (red), valid for 2 years (non-renewable).  Operators are required to complete a Vocational Qualification (VQ) and upgrade to a CPCS Competent Operator Card (blue).  This card is then renewed every 5 years.  Please contact us for more information.

Location

CPCS testing must be conducted at our centre in Bo’ness, West Lothian.

NPORS Excavator 180° (N201)

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely operate a 180° Excavator.  This course includes theory and practical elements, with tests being conducted on each.

Duration

The duration of the course depends on the experience level of the delegates attending.  Typically, these are:

  • 10 Day – Novice Course
  • 2-5 Day – Experienced Worker Course (experienced but no previous certification, includes training)
  • 1 Day – Experienced Worker Tests (experienced but no previous certification, no training provided)
  • 1 Day – Refresher Course (to renew a Traditional NPORS Operator Card).

Attendee Numbers

A maximum of 3 delegates can attend the novice, experienced worker or refresher course.  A maximum of 4 delegates can attend for experienced worker tests.

Certification

NPORS Operator Card (Traditional) – Valid for 3 years.  To maintain their card and registration with NPORS, operators are advised to complete a 1 Day NPORS Refresher Course every 3 years.

NPORS CSCS Operator Card (Construction Industry) – Valid for 2 years (non-renewable).  Operators are required to complete a Vocational Qualification (VQ) and upgrade to an NPORS Competent Operator Card.  This card is then renewed every 5 years.  Please contact us for more information

Location

This course can take place at our training centre in Bo’ness, West Lothian or at a location of your choice, using your machine, subject to onsite requirements.

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