Digger Operator – Certificate of Competency (Excavator)
Do you or an employee require training in the safe operation of a tracked excavator?
On our Digger Operator – Certificate of Competency course you will learn how to safely operate a tracked excavator in a safe environment using the latest virtual reality simulator for the moring session to get a handle on the fundamentals of operating a digger, in the afternoon you will apply these skills at the NZ Machine Hire practical training yard with a machine and expert digger driver.
This is a great starting point if you are wanting your tracks (T) endorsements and do not have the current experience.
What you will learn:
Introduction to civil infrastructure
Work site set-up
Operation of the machine
What you will achieve:
Besafe Training certificate in ‘Fundamentals of excavator operation’
Wheels, Tracks and Rollers endorsements (W,T,R)
If you drive a special-type vehicle in public areas, you must have a W, T or R endorsement on your driver licence.
The course includes both theory and practical components and is completed in a half day (4 hours)
Once you have completed the approved course you will be given a certificate (the certificate is not a valid endorsement on your licence). You must take this to an NZTA licensing agent (VTNZ or AA) and have your endorsement(s) put on your licence.
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People credited with this unit standard are able to plan for and lift, move, and place loads using mobile plant in an infrastructure works environment.
Learn the principles for using mobile plant for lifting and moving loads; hazard management associated with slinging, lifting, moving, and placing loads; types and inspection of lifting attachments on mobile plant; lifting and slinging gear used with mobile plant; and communication for slinging, lifting, moving, and placing operations.
Recommended for workers who use mobile plant to lift loads.
Pre-requisites – Class of driver licence and endorsements required for the vehicle being driven