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

Excavators need very little explanation, Micro’s are the baby digger of the NPORS categories, for machines up to 1 tonne. 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 Micro

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novices : 1 – 10 days 3 Delegates

Refresher & Test : 1 day, up to 3 delegates

Experienced Worker Tests (EWT) : 1 day for up to 4 delegates. Alternatively for EWT’s we can deliver NPORS special combination of 3+3, meaning 3 candidates can be tested on Excavator Micro + Dumper in the same day.

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 :  N016 Excavator Micro

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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.

Area to dig a trench 1 tonnes – 10m x 1m deep

A dumper/ vehicle to load into, with some of the spoil from the trench. Minimum of 2 loads from each, and an attachment available to cover the Quick Hitch, if required on the certificate.

Enough soil/spoil to form a raised bench / create level standing.

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

01606 832 556.

Excavator Micro

Established Feb 1997 – Proud to be celebrating 25 years delivering quality training.

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More details are available on our blogs

N016 Micro Excavator Course Details

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N016 Official NPORS Micro Excavator Training