ITSSAR 360 Degree Excavator

Course Summary

This ITSSAR accredited course will provide the delegate with relevant theoretical knowledge and practical skills to safely operate a 360o Excavator.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course successful candidates will be aware of the following:

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Safe operating practices (company mobile plant rules if on customer premises),
  • including evasive action-roll-over measures
  • Daily and weekly maintenance schedules
  • Identification of components
  • Pre shift checks and fault recording
  • Start-up procedures
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive and hydraulic controls
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined areas
  • Travelling over different types of terrain including inclines
  • Excavation principles
  • Working on stock-piles/side casting/forming edge protection/forming ramps and work
  • platforms
  • Loading hoppers
  • Loading production machinery/transport vehicles
  • Trenching principles/reinstatement/working with a banksman/weather conditions
  • General levelling and grading
  • Batter formation (if applicable)
  • Identification and changing of attachments
  • Re-fuelling
  • Parking and post-stop checks
  • Travelling on the public highway
  • Loading and unloading from a transporter (if applicable)

Maximum number of learners



Novice: Up to 10 Days

Experienced: 3 Days

Refresher: 2 Day


Theory question paper

Practical assessment


Delegates will be awarded an ITSSAR certificate of attendance and, will be registered on the TOPS scheme.

If required, an ITSSAR ID card can also be provided at an additional charge.


Please get in contact either by phoning the office on 02830838267 or by emailing to discuss a price


We run this course at our premises in Newry and for our clients across Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland at their premises or a suitable site of their choosing

*The following course(s) have been registered by CITB NI for grant assistance to registered in scope employers

Any Questions, Get in touch.