180 Excavators


180° Excavator above 5 tonnes (tracked or wheeled)

180° Excavator under 5 tonnes (tracked or wheeled)

Who is the course for?

Anyone who uses or will be using an 180° Excavator, either below or above 5 tonnes  in the Land-based or Construction industries.


The expected learning outcomes are that the trainee should be able to:

  • Identify the basic construction, purpose and function of components and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Identify and comply with manufacturers’ instructions in accordance with the handbook, other information sources and applicable 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.
  • Explain precautions to be taken for underground and overhead services and other hazards.
  • Set the machine to excavate.
  • Excavate below ground level on a variety of excavations in different ground types.
  • Place spoil into various sizes of vehicles/hoppers.
  • Grade, spread and level differing types of materials.
  • Remove and re-attach buckets.
  • Place the excavator in an out-of-service condition.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.

Course Details:

Integrated training and assessment (ITA)

Duration: 1-9 days varying, depending on experience.

1 day assessment / refresher for experienced operators who already hold a Lantra qualification or who can verify they have had minimum of 2 years’ regular experience.

Maximum of 2-4 trainees per course depending on number of machines available.

Instructor/machine/candidate ratio: 1 instructor: 2 machines: 4 candidates or 1 instructor: 1 machine: 2 candidates.

Certification gained:  Lantra Certificate of Competence, valid for 5 years.

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