The NPORS N201 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a 180 Excavator in order toto enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content:

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the 180 excavator will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Confirm with 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 action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of grounds.
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers.
  • Grade, spread and level ground materials.
  • Attach and remove buckets.
  • Lift, move and place basic slung loads with the rear boom.
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.