Machine Operator – Introduction

Course Information

Machine Operator – Introduction (Excavator)

Do you require hands-on training in the safe operation of a tracked excavator?

On our Machine Operator – Introduction course you will learn how to safely operate a tracked excavator in a safe environment using the latest virtual reality simulator and a tracked excavator.

Our blended learning environment combining the use of virtual reality and a tracked excavator, provides you with the opportunity to gain the basic skills required to operate an excavator as well as develop or improve your advanced skills including:

  • Prechecks
  • Driving exercise
  • Filling
  • Dig
  • Level
  • Level with section view
  • Fill a trench
  • Dig a trench
  • Loading a truck
  • Load truck from elevation
  • Dig and fill
  • Profile view
  • Trench with reference
  • Trench
  • Digging multiple levels
  • Raising elevations
  • Grading sloped surfaces
  • Ground shapes
  • V-ditch
  • Shapes and rotortilt
  • Calibrate bucket
  • Length measurement
  • Laser
  • Laser with one slope
  • Laser with two slopes
  • Save positions
  • Vertical Offset
  • Help model
  • Create road model

This is a great starting point to learn the fundamentals of operating an excavator and if you are wanting your tracks (T) endorsements and do not have the current experience.

Courses are limited to a maximum of 6 participants.

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to civil infrastructure
  • Work site set-up
  • Pre-start inspection
  • Safe start-up
  • Operation of the machine
  • Correct shut-down


What you will achieve:

  • Besafe Training certificate in ‘Fundamentals of excavator operation’


What you need:

  • Hi – vis vest/jacket
  • Steel cap safety footwear
  • Safety hard hat

BOOK ONLINE NOW for Early Bird Rates


1 Day


$349 + gst per person (no additional credit fee applies)

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Address: 1B Beatrice Tinsley Crescent, Rosedale, Auckland 0632

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Phone: +64 9 555 2365


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