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Plant Machinery – Excavator

Who is this for?

This course is for you if you are operating an Excavator as part of your work, on any land other than a construction site or state forestry (i.e. Forestry Commission or NRW Land – this will require Forest Machine Operations certificate for excavator base instead).

Please note, this qualification is not suitable for any site that requires a CPCS card.


1 days Training with an additional 1 day City & Guilds NPTC Assessment


max. 3 per course


This is normally completed on your site with your machinery.




City & Guilds Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Plant Machinery 


mwmac Training Certificate & City & Guilds NPTC Qualification Certificate


  • Identify and comply with manufacturer’s instructions for excavator in accordance with the operators’ manual, and other information sources, and applicable legislation.
  • To understand HSE requirements including PUWER and LOLER.
  • Can carry out and complete a Risk Assessment for tasks
  • Identify the basic construction and components of the excavator and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Carry out pre start checks, and daily maintenance checks.
  • Travel over different types of terrain.
  • Manoeuvre in a confined space using both forward and reverse.
  • Set the machine to excavate and successfully excavate a specified area.
  • Grade spread and level different types of terrain.
  • Remove and re-attach buckets.
  • Place the machine in out of service condition.

Course Information Sheet:

Course Information Sheet – Plant Machinery – Excavator

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