Micro Excavator Training Course

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Kentra can provide a Micro Excavator training course, for novice candidates through to experienced operators and the course registered by ourselves or with an awarding body if required.


Novice: 3 Candidates: 1  machine: 1 Instructor Duration: 1 – 10 Days

Refresher and Test: 3 Candidates: 1  machine: 1 Instructor, Duration 1 day

Experienced Worker Tests (EWT): 4 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor Duration 1 day

EWT 3+3 Combination is available for this category (i.e 3 tests on a Excavator and 3 on a Dumper in one day)

To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary to train operators to correctly prepare, safely operate and correctly maintain an Excavator Micro 360.

Course Content
Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998, Health and Safety Guidance L64 and other relevant legislation.
Pre-operational checks and daily maintenance
Pre-Excavating Checks
Battery care and refueling procedures
Mobility and stability factors
Safety rules applicable to operating
Safe use of attachments
Excavating and back filling
Evacuate a trench to level and tolerances
Formation of a raised bench or creation of a level standing
Build a stockpile and safely load a vehicle i.e. dumper or trailer
Quick Hitch if required
End of shift checks

Variations of machine

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session.  Area to dig a trench 10m for below 10T. A dumper/vehicle to load into with some of the spoil from the trench, and an attachment available to cover the Quick Hitch, if required on the certificate.
Enough spoil/soil to form a raised bench/create level standing.

The Instructor is required to see the machine/equipment’s LOLER certificate (if applicable) before commencement of the course.

Combination of 3 + 3 test available with the dumper.

Certification & Validation
The Micro Excavator training course can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card – as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.

If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:

Kentra validation and plastic ID card
NPORS registration and plastic ID card N016 Micro Excavator training course

Micro Excavator training course

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