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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 Micro Excavator 360 up to 1 Tonne N016 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 a plant operator

Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used

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

Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for micro excavator use

Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative requirements

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

Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out excavating tasks

Carry out excavating tasks

Load material onto transporting vehicles or into containers

Reinstate excavation, grade and level ground

Fit and remove attachments

Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures