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.

NPORS accredited

Our Location

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