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N100 Excavator as a Crane

This course is aimed at people who require the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely carry out lifting operations using a 360 Excavator.

We will conduct a learner analysis to identify the duration of training required for those with limited or no experience, whereas experienced operators can attend a one day Experienced Worker Assessment (Test Only).

Course Summary

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator

  • Be able to conform to manufacturers requirements as per technical data, conform to relevant regulations and legislation

  • Be able to locate, identify and explain safe working loads, lifting capacity chart and explain different lifting configurations and working ranges

  • Identify and explain different lifting procedures, explain what task could fall into each category

  • Identify and explain centres of gravity, calculate estimated weights of loads

  • Identify any overhead / proximity hazards

  • Be able to agree the signal codes / hand signals, direction of movement, safe working and safe landing, placement zone with the slinger / signaller

  • Ensure excavator is in a safe condition for attachments to be fitted

  • Checked load integrity and security by carrying out trial lift

  • Be able to lift and move a load to a designated position in a safe and controlled manner ensuring minimum uncontrolled movement

  • Environmental considerations

  • Carry out all of service and securing procedures


Course Duration

1-2 days depending on experience.



Our construction plant courses can be delivered with either NPORS or our own in-house accreditation. On successful completion of the course candidates will therefore receive certification per their preference. 

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