N201 – Excavator 180


Days: 1 – 10 depending on experience




The aim of training candidates on N201 – Excavator – 180 is to provide them with basic knowledge and practical skills to NPORS high standard. (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme)

Experienced Worker Test,
upon successful completion the candidate will be able to:


  • Operate the excavator 180˚  safely and effectively
  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine
  • Follow all necessary safety precautions
  • Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles
  • Be aware of the necessary routine adjustments and service procedures, and carry them out
  • Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment.


Course Summary

  • Refuelling procedures
  • Road Traffic Act
  • Loading vehicles
  • Relevant legislation/regulations
  • Travelling on inclines
  • Lift and move basic slung loads
  • Doze, scrape, clam and shovel
  • Configure machine for road travel
  • Forming stock piles
  • Pre-start inspections/maintenance
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls and instruments
  • Excavate to levels
  • Back-filling and levelling
  • Repositioning of Backhoe
  • Theory and Practical Tests


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