CSCS 180 Excavator - Experienced Operator


The purpose of this one day assessment is to assess the operator's knowledge and skills needed to operate the machine to an acceptable standard. This CSCS assessment course in 180 Excavator Operation enables experienced 180 Excavator operators to gain recognition for their achievements by way of certification and to comply with statutory regulations.


  • Daily inspections of machine
  • Functions of controls
  • Safe use of machine around site
  • Certification and testing of machine and attachments
  • Terrain and associated hazards
  • Loading dumpers/trailers
  • Transport of machine to and from site
  • Practical test
  • Theory test


Candidates for this programme must:

  • Have at least six months experience on a 180 Excavator in accordance with the 4th Schedule - of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013.
  • The six months experience must be within the last two years.
  • Hold a current FÁS SafePass Card
  • Have completed the Completed Candidate Pack or hold a valid New Entrant CSCS trainee operators card & fully completed log book
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • 1 x Passport Photo
  • PPS Number
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), i.e. Hard Hat, High Vis Vest, Steel Toe Capped Boots, Gloves.

Method of Delivery

  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Practical demonstrationv
  • Theory & Practical Assessment


1 Day


CSCS card and QQI Level 5 Certificate. Safetech Consulting and Training Ltd is approved by SOLAS to deliver and assess the programme on its behalf.

Maximum No. of Participants


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