Excavators 360 & 180, Graders & Scapers etc

Face shovel excavators all sizes


The Face shovel excavator course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough Theory and Practical training in operating a Face shovel excavator in order to enable the candidate to pass Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content

Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
Confirm with manufacturer's requirements as per the operator's handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
Undertake all pre - use checks.
Configure and ready for travel.
Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces - loaded and unloaded.
Maneuver in confined spaces whilst carrying loads.
Ensure the suitability of the tipping and loading area.
Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
Comply with loading procedures.
Ensure load integrity and security.
Maintain safe and tidy working areas.
Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

Course Assessment
Theoretical assessment of 20 multiple choice questions, which can be conducted orally where literacy difficulties exist.
Practical Test of basic operating skills, confirming skills taught on the Face shovel excavator training course.

Valid for 5 Years