The E’s today are all about Excavators – Continuing with the Excavator as a crane in our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do.

Excavator as a crane, is one of NPORS ‘Bolt on’ categories.  So you need a current membership for the Excavator, and then you can add on this additional training to be able to use the base machine to carry loads as you would with a crane. We cover all aspects of training from Novice operators, candidates who need refresher training to experienced workers, just requiring an assessment.

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Course ratios – Excavator as a crane

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novices : 2-5 days 3/4 Delegates

Refresher & Test : 1 day, up to 3/4 delegates

Experienced Worker Tests (EWT) : 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.   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 :  N100 Excavator as a crane


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.

Evidence of candidates Excavator training – as this is a bolt on category

We will require a 360 excavator with the lifting attachment / hook etc.
Slings / shackles/ chains etc.  The candidates must move at least 3 different types of load.

1 x bundled load.  1 x long load.  1 x load that is no more that 60% of the rated capacity of the machine at 75% of its full working radius as per lifting chart.

Loads must be travelled over undulating terrain to an agreed point, 1 slewed and positioned at 75% of the full radius, 1 slewed and placed below ground level or at an out of sight position, and 2 at a given location.

Travel distance of the loads must be minimum of 30m.

Loads slewed with the guidance of a slinger.  Maximum height from underside of the load to ground level should be no more than 100mm.
Someone will need to act as the slinger/signaller. All our instructors are experienced slinger/signallers and can act in this capacity if required.

All vehicles to be in good working order.

LOLER certification if applicable.

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

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More blogs about Excavator as a crane are:

N100 Excavator as a Crane Course Details

N100 Official NPORS Excavator as a Crane Training