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180 Excavator Novice (NPORS)


This course is designed to give candidates the necessary theoretical and practical skills to enable them to safely operate 180 Excavators.


10 days (8 hours per day).

Maximum Number

Suitable For

Anyone wishing to gain a 180 Excavator certificate who has no previous knowledge or experience.




To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • A basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as plant operator.
  • A working knowledge of the manufactures 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 key controls and explain their functions.
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Excavator use.
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufactures and legislative requirements.
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for excavator 180 use.
  • Prepare excavator 180 excavator for use.
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area.
  • Operate machinery safely and efficiently.
  • Environmental considerations.
  • Storage and transport of excavator 180 attachments.
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.
Teaching Methods

Theoretical training and test. Practical training and test.

Accreditation Options


On successful completion of this course, candidates will receive an NPORS card.

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Alternative Courses
  • FAIB
  • NOCN