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EXCAVATOR MICRO (UP TO 1 TONNE) (N016)
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EXCAVATOR MICRO (UP TO 1 TONNE) (N016)

NPORS EXCAVATOR BELOW 1 TONNE - NOVICE - SEYMOURS
Start Date 
01/08/2020
End Date 
31/07/2021
Attendance 
Part Time
NPORS EXCAVATOR BELOW 1 TONNE - REFRESHER - SEYMOURS
Start Date 
01/08/2020
End Date 
31/07/2021
Attendance 
Part Time
NPORS EXCAVATOR BELOW 1 TONNE - TEST ONLY - SEYMOURS
Start Date 
01/08/2020
End Date 
31/07/2021
Attendance 
Part Time
Target audience 

This course is for people with limited or no experience of using mini excavators (novice), experienced operators who require training (refresher) and experienced operators who do not require training (test only).

Entry requirements 

CSCS Health and Safety test passed no more than two years prior to the course start date.

Course content 

Learners will gain knowledge of:

  • Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998, Health and Safety Guidance L64 and other relevant legislation
  • Pre-operational checks and daily maintenance
  • Manoeuvring
  • Pre-excavating checks
  • Battery care and refuelling procedures
  • Mobility and stability factors
  • Safety rules applicable to operating
  • Safe use of attachments
  • Excavating and back filling
  • Evacuate a trench to level and tolerances
  • Formation of a raised bench or creation of a level standing
  • Build a stockpile and safely load a vehicle i.e. dumper or trailer
  • Quick Hitch if required
  • End of shift checks
Teaching & Learning 

Training includes a mix of classroom-based thedory and practical activities.

Assessment criteria 

NPORS Test

Other information 

NPORS/CSCS Plant Operator Card

As a partner card scheme of CSCS, the NPORS/CSCS Operator Card will now be issued in line with the requirements stipulated by BUILD UK and will display the CSCS logo. 

The NPORS/CSCS cards available:

Trained Operator Card (red) - This card remains valid for two years, during which the operator complete the relevant NVQ for the categories held on their card.

Competent Operator Card (blue) - This card is only available to those operators who have achieved the relevant NVQ qualification for the categories held on their card.

Traditional NPORS Card

If the CSCS logo is not required on the NPORS Card, then the Traditional NPORS card is also available.

Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, the operator will receive a 5 year card, which is renewable.  This card can be endorsed with a Health, Safety & Environmental test, if the operator has passed the relevant test within the last 2 year period.  The card can still be awarded without the H,S&E logo, if the operator does not have this test.

Courses

Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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