360° Excavator – Extracting and Excavating

NVQ 360 Excavator

Awarding Body:

SQA

Training course type:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction). Work-place on-site assessment

Novice training course duration:

Up to 1 year to complete all units

Card options:

5-year NPORS CSCS competent operator blue card. 5-year CPCS CSCS competent operator blue card

Minimum age:

16

Restrictions:

Workplace experience using 360° excavators. CITB test for operatives with in 24 months

Instructor:

Bertie Tupper & Tuppco assessors

What’s involved in the assessment?

The candidate will be assessed on NVQ units relating to health and safety and machinery operation by means of:

  • Observation
  • Questions
  • Demonstrations
  • Professional discussion
  • Witness testimonies

Assessment criteria

Mandatory core NVQ units

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating 360° excavators to extract ground, face and/or loose materials in the workplace
  • Preparing and operating 360° excavators to excavate ground in the workplace

Venue and equipment requirements

  • Suitable and safe area to dig trenches and backfill
  • Varying terrain and slopes
  • Bulk material to load vehicle
  • Vehicle or hopper to load (dumper, trailer)
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • 360° Excavator with digging and grading buckets
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements

  • Suitable head protection
  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable work clothes including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
  • High Viz

On-site NVQ assessments delivered

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

What is a 360° Excavator?

The 360°degree excavator digger is a powerful piece of machinery used to excavate and move large objects in a construction environment. The 360°degree range of movement makes excavators ideally suited for different types and stages of work in the industry and it is rare to see a building site without one.

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying

Known as:

Digger, Machine, Slew, 360° slew, Excavator, Tracked digger, Wheeled digger, Wheeled 360 excavator, Earthmover, 360° Excavator, 360° digger, Under 10 tonne machine, Over 10 tonne machine, Micro digger, Micro Excavator, Muck shifter

Manufactures:

Hymac, JCB, Komatsu, Kobelco, Kubota, New Holland, Takeuchi, CAT, Bobcat, Volvo, LiuGong, Doosan, Hitachi, Sany, Liebherr, Case

Functions:

Excavate, dig, load, grade, level, use as a crane, operate attachments, dozer blade
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