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Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694
Vally Plant Training

Call: 0800 689 1793

Mobile: 07724 967694

Newton Farm Business Park

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, Gloucester GL20 7BE

NPORS Excavator Training

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360 Excavator Training Courses From £280.00

The objective of the NPORS 360 Excavator Training courses is to deliver comprehensive theoretical and practical training, ensuring the safe utilisation of excavators. This course covers the proficient operation of both wheeled or tracked excavators, catering to potential Digger operators. Upon successfully completing the NPORS Excavator Training Course, participants will be awarded the red trained operator card or the NPORS Traditional card, signifying their competence in completing the 360 excavator courses. Book direct with Vally Plant Training Today.

This Novice 360 Excavator courses span five days and provides personalised 1 on 1 training, offering participants a focused and tailored learning experience to enhance their skills in excavator operation. Our price is structured to 1 on 1 training helping you to gain the Digger Driver Ticket

360 Excavator courses or testing can be carried out on your site in north west or our site in Gloucestershire

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NPORS Excavator Test Above 10t £360.00

NPORS Excavator Test is for operators who have been using the excavators in the workplace for a few years or that they have had some form of in-formal training in the past. If you are unsure if you qualify to go down the test route please contact our team to discuss this in more detail. If you book this route with us you will receive revision notes for the 25 questions. Discounts are available for multiple bookings

NPORS Lifting Operations, Excavator As A Crane is an add on to the excavator operator card to enable the operator to safely pick and carry underslung loads

Turn your Excavator red card to blue with our hassle free Excavator NVQ, for more information EXCAVATOR NVQ

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Excavator Training Course: Mastering Operation, Safety, and Maintenance

360 Excavators are versatile and powerful pieces of machinery widely used in the construction industry for various tasks, from digging trenches to lifting heavy loads with the use of Quick Hitches and Tilt Rotators. However, operating an excavator requires more than just basic knowledge of its controls; it demands proficiency, safety consciousness, and a comprehensive understanding of its capabilities. In this detailed course outline, Vally Plant Training will delve into the essential content covered in an 360 Excavator training course, designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to operate, maintain, and safely manoeuvre excavators on construction sites.

If you’re keen on mastering the art of maneuvering those heavy-duty machines, the 360 digger training at Vally Plant Training is just what you need. This course is designed to transform you into a pro at operating 360-degree excavators, making you adept at a variety of tasks, from digging to precision handling. The program is tailored to cater to both beginners and experienced operators, ensuring that everyone walks away with valuable skills. For newcomers, there’s an extensive 5-day hands-on 360 digger training where you’ll be immersed in learning the ins and outs of these massive machines, ensuring you get ample time to practice and perfect your technique. The 360 excavator courses for a Novice are 1 on 1 training, this will give you 100% of available time on the excavator learning more than the basics to enable you to pass the NPORS 360 excavator training course first time.

Introduction to Excavators

  • All Health and safety legislations covered
  • Overview of excavator types and configurations
  • Components and anatomy of an excavator
  • Understanding hydraulic systems and controls

360 Excavator courses Safety Procedures

  • Importance of safety in excavator operation
  • Pre-operation inspection checklist
  • Safe entry and exit procedures
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Emergency shutdown procedures

Excavator Operation Basics

  • Starting and shutting down procedures
  • Familiarisation with controls: joysticks, pedals, and switches
  • Basic manoeuvres: moving forward, backward, turning, and slewing
  • Operating the boom, arm, and bucket controls
  • Operate Quick Hitches and Tilt Rotators if fitted
  • Understanding machine stability and centre of gravity

Excavation Techniques

  • Digging trenches and excavating foundations
  • Sloping and benching techniques for safe excavation
  • Loading dumper trucks and stockpiling materials
  • Precision excavation for utilities and pipelines

Lifting and Rigging: Excavator as a crane

  • Overview of lifting capacities and load charts
  • Selecting appropriate lifting attachments
  • Rigging techniques: using hooks, slings, and chains
  • Safe lifting practices and procedures

Excavator Maintenance

  • Importance of regular maintenance for optimal performance
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance checks
  • Lubrication and greasing points
  • Troubleshooting common issues and repairs

Site Safety and Hazard Awareness

  • Identifying and mitigating hazards on construction sites
  • Understanding underground utilities and potential hazards
  • Working safely near power lines and other overhead obstructions
  • Site-specific safety protocols and regulations

Practical Hands-On Training

  • Practical exercises in operating an excavator under supervision
  • Manoeuvring in various terrain conditions
  • Excavation tasks: digging trenches, loading trucks, etc.
  • Lifting and rigging exercises with simulated loads

NPORS Assessment and Certification

  • Written examination to assess theoretical knowledge
  • Practical assessment of excavator operation skills
  • Certification upon successful completion of the course

Excavator Variations

  • Micro Excavator up to 1Tons:
  • Excavator Below 10T
  • Excavator above and below 10T
  • Wheeled Or Tracked
  • 180 excavator (3CX)
  • Lifting Operations (additional)
  • Quick Hitch Training


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is 360 excavator operator training, and why is it necessary?

360 Excavator training provides individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to safely and efficiently operate excavators, heavy machinery used in construction, mining, and other industries. It’s essential for ensuring the safety of operators, preventing accidents, and maximising productivity on job sites. All Vally Plant Trainings Excavator Novice courses are 1 on 1 training helping you to gain the digger driver ticket

2. Who should undergo 360 excavator operator training?

Anyone who operates or intends to operate excavators should undergo proper excavator training. This includes construction workers, heavy equipment operators, site supervisors, and contractors. Training is also valuable for individuals seeking employment in industries where excavators are commonly used.

3. What topics are covered in excavator 360 course programs?

Excavator training programs typically cover a range of topics, including equipment familiarisation, safety procedures, pre-operation inspection, proper operation techniques, trenching and excavation techniques, site hazards identification, and emergency procedures. Our Training programs include hands-on practical training.

4. How long does excavator 360 course take?

The duration of excavator training programs can vary depending on factors such as the level of experience of the participants and the depth of the curriculum. Basic training courses may last anywhere from a few days to 2 weeks. Vally Plant Training can also offer shorter refresher courses for experienced Excavator operators. Contact Vally Plant Training For more information

5. Is 360 excavator training Courses mandatory?

While excavator training may not be legally mandated,, many employers require operators to undergo training as part of their occupational health and safety policies. Additionally, regulatory bodies and industry associations often recommend or require training certification for operating heavy machinery like excavators on site.

6. Where can I find reputable excavator training courses?

Reputable 360 excavator training courses are offered by a variety of sources, including vocational schools, community colleges, private training providers, and equipment manufacturers. It’s important to choose a program that is accredited, led by experienced instructors, and covers relevant industry standards and regulations. Additionally, employers may offer in-house training or provide recommendations for external training providers. Call Vally Plant Training for all reputable training including 360 excavator training.

How much does a 360 excavator driver earn?

A 360 excavator driver earns Approximately between £24,000 and £40,000 pa. This will depend on things like competence, qualifications, skills, and the amount of work you have completed over the years. holding the NPORS Excavator Operator card will give you a better chance of work.

How To Apply For 360 Excavator Training

If you want to apply for the 360 excavator Training courses in Gloucestershire then please use our contact form to enquire about our excavator courses. Contact us to find more about the other courses that we offer, and any special offers we have running each month. Please give us as much information as possible about the course, like,is this the first time on the machine or have you had previous certification on the plant..

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Why Book Your Test With VPT

  • 360 Excavator Training Courses Available 7 days a week to suit your business requirements.
  • VPT have a team of friendly and approachable instructors, who have a wealth of knowledge of the excavator and the construction industry
  • We have our own training centre conveniently located close to the M5 junction 9, In Tewkesbury. With its own purpose-built Excavator practical training area to simulate an actual working environment.
  • Our 360 Excavator Training Courses and test packages are priced to be competitive. Discounts are available for multiple bookings
  • We can send a fully qualified NPORS Excavator Tester to your site nationwide, to reduce the amount of time away from work to complete the Excavator Test or travel to Vally Plant Training’s Facility in Gloucestershire.

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Gain expertise in operating essential heavy machinery with our specialised Lift Supervision Training, Slinger Signaller Training, Telehandler Training, Cat & Genny Training, Abrasive Wheels Training, Crusher, Lorry Loader Training and Dumper Training programs. Learn the fundamentals and advanced techniques to excel in construction and elevate your career prospects. Join us today to enhance your skills and stay ahead in the industry.


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Excavator Course Duration

Novice Operator: 5 Days, maximum of 1 candidates, This is 1 on 1 training to maximise your time on the machine

Experienced Operator: 1 Day test only, maximum of 4 candidates.

Location: Tewkesbury Training Centre or at your site nationwide

At Our Customers Site*:

Our instructors travel throughout the UK To deliver excavator training

*Mileage and accommodation charges may apply

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Traditional card – lasts for 5 years and is mainly accepted with housebuilders, utilities, port and marine as proof of competence OR

NPORS card with CSCS logo – accepted by all major building contractor’s. The initial card is the RED trained operator card which lasts for 2 years and can be upgraded to BLUE competent operator card further to completion of relevant NVQ.

CSCS Health & Safety Test

If you require the NPORS Excavator Red operator card with the CSCS logo on then you must have completed the operatives health and safety test within the last two years.

In house certificates: suitable as proof of operator competence accepted for insurance and HSE compliance for completing 360 excavator courses.

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