Novice course or testing for experienced operatives using a 180 Excavator (JCB) on a construction site, demolition, quarry, waste and recycling industries.

objective180 Excavator N201 course objectives

  • Relevant Health & safety regulations
  • Understanding operator’s responsibilities
  • Hazards and danger in the work place, risk assessments, SSOW
  • Machine type and uses, controls and safety features, SWL charts
  • Use of Manufacturers information & Pre-use inspection, PUWER & LOLER forms
  • Carry out manoeuvre, setting up.
  • Excavating of trenches, and backfilling.
  • Grading out with backhoe and front bucket (4in1)
  • Loading of vehicles
  • Use of attachments & buckets
  • Safe parking of machine
  • Theory test
  • Practical test
  • Course close & review


course durationDuration & Ratios

  • Novice 10 days including test
  • Semi experienced 5 days including test
  • Ratio for training
  • 1 x Instructor
  • 3 x trainees
  • Testing for experienced operatives
  • 1 X Instructor
  • 4 x Operatives Tests per day


Training can be carried out on customers premises.

If the customer is supplying equipment it must meet current Health & Safety standards, have relevant LOLER certification (if required) and manufacturers manual. The site must meet NPORS standards for training and testing.

Our Location

Construction Training Services Lynden House,
unit 3 Crystal Business Centre,
47 Knightsdale Road,
Ipswich, IP14JJ
Tel: 07880 704217
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