360° Excavators


The course is for anyone who in operating a 360° excavator.

We run courses specifically for machines below 5 tonnes in weight—mini diggers—as well as machines over 5 tonnes. These are different disciplines and require specific training and assessment on each.

Excavators are principle used for excavation duties, but they can be used with a variety of different attachments or used as cranes and we offer specific training on these tasks, so please contact us so we can tailor the training to your requirements.

Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced operator looking to refresh your skills, we'll ensure the course is suitable, useful and rewarding.

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You will receive formal training and assessment in the weight class. Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and accepted good practice
  • Carry out a pre-use inspection, daily checks and routine maintenance
  • Understand and carry out the correct usage of quick hitches and attachments
  • Operate safely under varying site conditions
  • Understand your responsibilities under current relevant legislation and approved codes of practice

This course meets the statutory requirements of the relevant legislation, whether local or UK, and other relevant statutory provisions and approved Codes of Practice.

We also offer separate Excavator as a Crane course and Excavator attachment training courses. Please contact us for further details.

Course Information

It's important that the training is enjoyable, relevant and useful. That's why all of our courses are tailored to your needs. The following information is for general guidance, and we are happy to discuss your content, duration, location, certification and cost requirements.


The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical exercises. You will be assessed through theory and practical tests. All of our trainers are accredited.

4safety can train/assess up to three experienced candidates in one day for most equipment/machine courses. If they are not experienced then this will take longer depending on the complexity of the machine, the number of candidates and their aptitude for operating the equipment. The non-equipment based courses can normally accommodate 6 candidates depending on the course and level of experience.

As with all of our courses, we ask if the candidates can read and understand English. We can provide a translator for the entire course or just for the theory if necessary, but there is an extra charge and we need to know this at the booking stage.


Upon successfully completing the course you will be awarded a 4safety certificate.  Nationally accredited certification for NPORS is also available for an additional cost per person per category.


Novice: Call to discuss
Re-certification: 1 day


4safety, Home Farm, Rue de Grouville, Jersey, JE3 9HP, or at the customer's premises.


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