Operating Safety Course
360º Excavator (Wheeled & Tracked Mini)
3 day course for £500 per candidate
(Semi- Experienced)

This course is undertaken at our site in Leicester.


The aim of the course is to provide training and knowledge in the safe and efficient operation of a Mini Digger.
This course meets the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant statutory provisions.

The course is spent developing skills and knowledge associated with this type of machine.
Topics covered include:-



Statutory Requirements Site Safety Awareness Operating Safety Code
Site Travelling Procedures
Video Plant Safety 2
Multi Choice Theory Test

Introduction to the Machine
Control Familiarisation
Pre-Start Checks & Basic Maintenance Procedures
Basic Driving Procedures & Practice Use of Hydraulic Controls
Parking at End of Shift Procedures
Site Travelling Procedures
Practice Excavating & Digging Procedures
Practice Trenching Procedures
Practice Backfilling Procedures
Practice Site Levelling & Ground Consolidation Procedures
Practice Practical Skills Tests

1. Notebook and pen
2. Appropriate safety wear.
All other materials are provided on the course

This course is undertaken to the ITSSAR training standard.

Day 1
Period 1: Introduction: Aims & Objectives
Period 2: Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
Operating Safety Rules
Period 3: Factors Affecting Mobility & Stability
Period 4: Pre-Shift Checks Operators Checks
Period 5: Driving Controls & Operation
Period 6, 7 & 8: Driving Controls Forward &
Reverse in confined areas & over uneven ground
Period 9: Refuelling Procedures & parking

Day 2
Period 1: Pre-shift Checks Revision
Period 2: Use of Shovel Bucket & Att' Digging & Loading
Period 3: Use of Shovel Bucket & Att' Dozing & Grabbing
Period 4: Use of Shovel Bucket & Att' Spreading & Grading
Period 5: Use of Shovel Bucket & Att' Stockpiling
Period 6, 7 & 8: Use of Excavator - Trenching
Period 9: Refuelling Procedures & parking

Day 3
Period 1: Pre-shift Checks Revision
Period 2, 3 & 4: Use of Excavator Trenching
Period 5: Driving Control Assessment
Period 6, 7 & 8: Practical operating Skills & Theory Test
Period 9: Summary & Close

(This is a guide only)


Certification & Testing
At the end of this course the standard ITSSAR practical and theoretical test where possible will be conducted for the Dumper. This is the current recognised and recommended standards practical operators test. Operators are issued with an encapsulated wallet and full sized certificate. Companies are issued with an A4 sized certificate, the trainees original practical and theoretical test marking sheet, course record and written trainee report where appropriate, as proof of training.

All training provided is accredited to
Category 3 Accredited Training Centre