CSCS 360 Excavator

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360 Excavator

We only deliver on site Plant Operative courses, with machinery etc provided by client.

Site & Machinery Requirements:

Strict site and machinery requirements.  Please contact us for details.

Course Suitable For:

Anybody who engages in the use of a 360 Excavator

Course Award:

QQI Certification and SOLAS CSCS card valid for five yea

Course Duration:

1 day

Course Participants:

Maximum of 3 participants

Course Prerequisites:

Plant operators are required to: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum of six months experience on that item of plant
  • Have a valid safe pass card

Course Objectives:

The CSCS plant training and assessment programme enables trained construction plant operators to gain recognition for their achievements by the way of certification, and provide an opportunity for participants to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and attitudes associated with plant operations, which provides suitable certification.

 Course Content:

  • Induction
  • Skills Validation System
  • Theory Test
  • Practical Test


On completion of the skills validation session, candidates are allowed 45 minutes to undertake a multi-choice question paper.

Questions will be based on the following:

  • Legislations and Regulations
  • Employer and Employee Responsibilities
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Machine Components and Functions
  • Correct Operating Techniques
  • Pre-Use checks and basic maintenance
  • Road Travel (Where Relevant)
  • Types and characteristics of materials and loads
  • Site safety
  • Shut down and securing procedures

Subjects that the questions will be based on will be covered during the Skills Validation Session. To be successful on the theory test, candidates must achieve a minimum of 70% of the total available marks. Candidates who achieve a minimum of 85% will be awarded a credit. 

Practical Test: 

On the test the candidate will demonstrate tasks with the 360 Excavator. The tasks to be undertaken, equipment required and a sample grading sheet is contained in part four of the candidate pack. Part four of the candidate pack details the equipment and resources needed for the test and the tasks the candidate will be expected to carry out with a 360 Excavator. The grading sheet is divided into essential items and scored marks. Scored marks allow a limited number of minor errors to be made. To succeed, the candidate must achieve all essential items and not exceed the maximum score. Candidates who score no penalty marks as well as all the essential marks will be awarded a credit. The practical test has a maximum time of 1 hour and 15 mins in which all tasks must be completed.

Experienced Plant Operators must complete a SOLAS Candidate Pack detailing experience and complete a one day assessment.