NPORS - Excavator 180 Below 5 Tonnes

Course Aims

The NPORS Excavator 180 Below 5 Tonnes course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating an excavator 180 in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology

  • Conform to manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, 

  • Other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation

  • Undertake all pre-use checks

  • Configure and ready for site and highway travel

  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces

  • Maneuver in confined spaces

  • Configure and set-up for excavating duties

  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground

  • Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers

  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials

  • Attach and remove buckets

  • Lift, move and place basic slung loads with the rear boom

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


Duration of Training

Depending on experience.

Novice training 8-10 days.


To achieve the NPORS Operators Card candidates must pass both the NPORS Theory Test and the Practical Test.

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