Mini Diggers (360° 0.8t – 10t)


In today's Health and Safety climate, many Clients, Contractors and Employers will not permit any persons to operate work equipment at a place of work, unless they can prove they have received adequate information, instruction and training, health and safety awareness training.

The aim of this course is to instruct an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of 360° Mini Diggers up to 10 tonnes.

Course Syllabus:

  • Introduction
  • Pre Course Theory Test Paper
  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, PUWER 1998, PPE 1992 and other relevant Legislation
  • Risk Assessment and Safe Systems of Work
  • Basic digger construction and features
  • Pre-use inspections, handovers and basic maintenance procedures
  • Safe travelling and steering procedures
  • Dangers from underground services (HS(g)47)
  • Hazards and precautions in excavations
  • Environmental factors
  • Refuelling procedures and parking
  • Transporting of digger (loading, unloading and securing)
  • Post Theory Test Paper
  • Practical Sessions, including pre-use checks, bucket changing, positioning of machine, digging and backfilling trench, levelling of site.
  • Course Appraisals / Close

PLEASE NOTE: This Course is not suitable for delegates with no previous experience of mini diggers, as they would not be able to complete the p.m. practical session within the time constraints of the course. Such novice delegates would be best suited to the 2 day course.

This is a One Day Course 

What our students have to say

Great course. Graham, the instructor was very informative and the course had all then relevant content and information.

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Thom Edward

August 2019

Very good company to get specialised training. Good instructor, good classroom and study paperwork’s.

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Rafael De Nadai

August 2019

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