180° Back Hoe Excavator/Loader (JCB) Construction Courses

180° Back Hoe Excavator/Loader (JCB) FITAC Health & Safety

Course Objectives

By the end of one of our 180° Back Hoe Excavator/Loader construction courses the operator should be able to:

  • Safely use quick hitch.
  • Lift and deposit loads.
  • Use ancillary attachments (forks).
  • Carry out a pre-start inspection.
  • Operate safely under varying site conditions.
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine service.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Excavate to various depths and formations and reinstate ground.
  • Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Course Summary

  • Refueling procedures
  • Road Traffic Act
  • Loading vehicles
  • Relevant legislation/regulations
  • Travelling on inclines
  • Lift and move basic slung loads
  • Doze, scrape, clam and shovel
  • Configure machine for road travel
  • Forming stock piles
  • Pre-start inspections/maintenance
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls and instruments
  • Excavate to levels
  • Back-filling and leveling
  • CSCS Theory Test Preparation
  • Repositioning of Backhoe


The course will consist of both theoretical and Practical exam.

Successful candidate will be issued with an RTITB certificate along with a CSCS card which is valid throughout Ireland and the UK.

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