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For NPORS CSCS Route the candidate must have passed a valid CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test for operatives (OPS) within the last two years

NPORS Excavator as a Crane N100 Course Objectives

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

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 and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions

Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions

Safely mount and dismount the machine

Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely

Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas

Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

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 out of service and securing procedures

*Please note that these course objectives have been developed on the premise that the suspended loads will be slung by a dedicated, qualified, competent and authorised slinger / signaller. Where on occasion the excavator operator may be required to sling the loads they are to transport they too must be qualified, competent and authorised slinger / signallers.