180°- 360° Excavator Training

     Video of training is for information only.

        Ace Trainers  is not an CPCS accredited company



Course Aim


To provide quality training and knowledge in the safe and efficient operation of an excavator. This course meets the statutory requirements of the

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Lifting operations & lifting equipment regulations 1998
  • Provision & use of work equipment regulations 1998.
  • Personal protective equipment regulations 1998.
  • Approved Codes of Practice.

Objectives: On successful completion, the participant will be able to: –

  • Be aware of the Statutory requirements
  • Successfully operate the machine within a safe system of work
  • Knowledgeable in site safety awareness
  • Knowledgeable in the operator’s safety code
  • Be aware of road & site travelling procedures

Course Content

  • Introduction to the machine
  • Control familiarisation- Pre-start checks & basic maintenance procedures
  • Basic driving procedures & Use of hydraulic controls.
  • End of shift procedures
  • Road & site travelling procedures
  • Excavating & digging procedures
  • Trenching procedures
  • Backfilling procedures
  • Site levelling & ground consolidation procedures
  • Practical tests & theory tests


1-day refresher course for up to 3 existing operators – delegates who have already held a valid certification for a particular 180°- or 360° excavator

3-day experienced training course for up to 3 delegates -who have some but little experience on a particular 180°- or 360° excavator  

5-day novice training course for up to 3 delegates -who have no experience on a particular 180°- or 360° excavator        



Each delegate will be given a theoretical (multi-choice format) test to assess their job-related safety knowledge, pre-use and a practical test, upon successful completion a certificate of basic training will be awarded.

As an accredited training organisation, we can offer a certification either at a non-accredited level (known as in house) training which allows the delegates to use this training for your company only, or we can also offer a national photo ID certificate at a cost of £20.00 per person. This then enables the trainee to operate (with permission) anywhere in the UK. Their names and details are kept on a national database. The certificate is valid throughout the UK and will be recognised by both employment agencies and perspective employers.

We can offer this training at our centre in Basingstoke or at your location.

Our Excavator training is accredited via ITSSAR – Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register

“At Guest Express Transport we have 28 members of staff with approx. 4 that actually hold a national forklift certificate and the rest have a very good knowledge of fork truck driving. I decided to put one member through the instructors course with the view to have all staff members trained to the same level and a level that we as a company are satisfied with. I ended up doing the course myself and I am actually glad I did as it really does highlight the bad habits we all pick up over the years and dangers we put ourselves through every day without even realising!! But fortunately Zoe came in and changed all that within 5 days. I would recommend Ace Trainers for this as they were by far the best on price (I had 4 other quotes as a comparison) and like Guest Express Transport are a family run business and appreciate your business and did go the extra mile to make sure we / I was satisfied. I have now also booked our next 5 years of drivers CPC training, again at a very competitive price and will continue our relationship whenever I need professional people to train my staff to a professional level” In House Instructors Course – 07/01/2013
Nathan Light