Excavator as a crane – Transfer loads

NVQ Excavator as a crane

Awarding Body:

SQA

Training course type:

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

Novice training course duration:

Up to 1 year to complete all NVQ 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 an excavator for lifting duties. 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 excavator cranes to lift and transfer loads in the workplace

Venue and equipment requirements

  • Suitable and safe area to operate excavator
  • Varying terrain and slopes
  • A range of loads to be lifted and moved
  • Area to lift and lower loads out of sight of operator
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • 360° Excavator with lifting eye and SWL
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed
  • In date thorough test examination report for the machine

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 an excavator as a crane?

Although excavators are primarily used for standard earthmoving and construction tasks, they can also be used within reason for lifting jobs. Operators can use an excavator as a crane if they are required to lift anything from concrete and metal pipes to other construction materials.

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, 180° excavator

Manufactures:

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

Functions:

Use as a crane, lifting duties
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