Excavation Marshall the first E, in our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do.

The Excavation Marshall course was developed by NPORS to support the ongoing development of Plant Operator courses. This banksman course is aimed at persons assisting the Excavator operator whilst onsite.

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Course ratios – Excavation Marshall

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novice : 1 day 3 Delegates

Experienced Worker Assessments : 1 day for up to 6 delegates.

Here is a link to the course syllabus blog, containing all the information you need to know about the training we can offer.

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Upon successful completion of the course the candidates will received a Kentra Training ID card (credit card size) detailing the course completed.

In addition, we have the option to register the training with our Awarding Body NPORS. www.npors.com   If your candidates are working offsite or on other peoples premises a recognised Awarding Body membership maybe advantageous. Prior to training we would apply to NPORS to register the course and upon successful completion of the course we would apply for the candidates 5 year membership with the NPORS scheme.

NPORS Course Name :  N027 Excavation Marshall Banksperson

Training locations

At Kentra we have always provided on-site training, coming to you and delivering the training in your own space using the equipment you are used to using.

We will require a room for the theory session.

A safe area for the practical session, with use of an excavator and driver for the candidates to Marshall and direct to dig.

A trench to local services needs to be excavated.

CAT and Genny to complete the underground services checks, together with a services plan to be able to check the findings, before excavations.

Delegates will be expected to provide their own PPE including hearing, leg and eye protection, helmet and gloves. Safety Boots or steel toe-capped boots.

All equipment to be in good working order.

How we can help

Speaking of help, at Kentra we like to assist our clients with helping to arrange your training needs.  We have customers from all walks of life, self employed lone workers to multi national blue chip companies and its a pleasure to talk to you all.   If you would like more information about the courses we offer, click HERE for a link to our brochure or please  get in touch and let us help you though.

The Kentra Training Team

01606 832 556.

Excavation Marshall

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N027 Excavation Marshall Course Details

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