Price: from £245 per person
(+VAT), based on one-day course, including Lantra registration and certification.
(Travel and hire of the machine fees may apply.)
Course length: one to five days, depending on ability
Who it's for:
Anyone who will be using either:
a) a 180° excavator below 5 tonnes, or
b) a 360° excavator below 10 tonnes.
It's also ideal for those working in land-based industries, or the construction industry.
Course objectives: Site safety; awareness of legislation (PUWER. LOLER); carry out all pre-use and running checks; set the excavator for site and road travel; travel over varying types of terrain, including rough undulating ground and substantial inclines; manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction; set the machine to excavate; changing attachments / buckets; excavate below ground level on a variety of excavations in different ground types; place spoil into various sizes of vehicles / hoppers; use of the back-actor.
Course needs: A dumper or tractor and tipping trailer to load with trenching material by the digger; a serviceable Digger with a range of detachable buckets that are fit for purpose; an indoor area with seating and table to complete the theory session and paperwork – a farmhouse kitchen, mess room or workshed would all be fine.
Trainees will need: A packed lunch and non-snag clothing appropriate to the weather conditions (with a minimum of long sleeves, long trousers, steel toe cap boots and protective work gloves).
Our mini digger courses can be tailored to all levels of ability and experience, including:
This one-day digger course assumes that all trainees have reasonable prior operating experience.
Prices: With 4 trainees, from £245pp (+VAT)
Novice / Mixed Ability Trainees:
This two-day digger course is suitable for groups with a varying range of operating experience and levels of competence.
Prices: With 4 trainees, from £275pp (+VAT)