CSCS 360 Excavator - Non Experienced Operator

Start date: 13/06/2024
Cost: €950
Venue: Safetech Plant Training Centre, Drumkeen, Co. Donegal, F93 AX52
Places Currently Available

The purpose of this 3 day course is to provide instruction and training so that participants can be successfully certified in the safe use of a 360 Excavator, in keeping with regulations.

Under the 2013 Construction Regulations all machine operators operating on construction sites must have a valid CSCS card for particular machines. This course will give them the required knowledge on how to minimise the risk of accidents in their workplace while operating machines.


This is a three-day introduction for beginners to learn the basic operations of the 360 Excavator.

Day One: Induction for new entrants

Day Two: Introduction to the 360 Excavator

Day Three: 360 Excavator Operations

The Programme will consist of classroom sessions of underpinning knowledge relating to 360 Degree Excavator operations, and operation of the 360 Degree Excavator.

  • Induction

  • Induction to the Programme

  • Safety and Hygiene

  • Plant Operators Responsibility

  • Induction to the Machine

  • Induction to the Machine Operators Manual

  • Machine Maintenance Checks

  • Machine Operation

  • Machine Safety Awareness

  • Prepare the machine for movement

  • Travel the 360 Excavator

  • Set up for operation and operate 360 Excavator controls

  • Back Fill open trench

  • Park and Secure the Machine

On completion of this programme there are certain tasks within the logbook which must be completed. You are required to spend a minimum of six months operating the machine within a two year timeframe before you can apply for your CSCS Card. Once the log book is completed you must attend an additional 1 Day Assessment in order to receive your experienced ticket which is valid for 5 years.


  • 3 months experience on a site (not on machine)

  • 18 or over

  • Hold a valid Safe Pass Card

Delivery Method

  • Powerpoint Presentation

  • Practical Demonstration

  • Theory & Practical Assessment


This is a 3 Day Course.


Following this 3 day programme A SOLAS Logbook will be issued to each participant on this course. A Training Card will be issued to each participant directly from SOLAS.

Max. No of participants

Max Participants: 4

Funding Available


If you are unemployed and seeking work, you may be eligible for funding from the Department of Social Protection to cover all, or some of the costs of your training. (means depending, you may be entitled to up to €1000).

Candidates who wish to avail of this must make an appointment with a case officer in their local Intreo office, discuss their case & apply for funding. The candidate will receive a funding application form which they must sign & bring/post to us. Upon completion, we will send this back to the case officer who will then review the funding application.

Upon receiving funding approval in the post from the Department of Social Protection, candidates must then call us to reserve a place on our course. We cannot confirm a place on our course until funding approval is gained.


If employed within the private sector or are a sole trader, there may also be funding assistance available through Skillnet funding. Skillnet may fund a percentage of your training, if eligible. For more details on this, please contact us on 074 91 27786.

Upcoming Courses
Start date: 13/06/2024
Cost: €950
Venue: Safetech Plant Training Centre, Drumkeen, Co. Donegal, F93 AX52
Places Currently Available