Safety & Security

Excavator / Heavy Plant Operator Course

This excavator training course is designed to provide heavy equipment operators with a solid foundation in:

  • Health and safety standards
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Proper procedures for safe operation

This heavy equipment operator training certification for excavators consists of classroom theory, a written test and practical hands-on experience. Delivered through multimedia presentations and interactive discussion, the course content is then reinforced through workbooks and supplementary handouts.

Please note, that this course is only available as private onsite training.


Start Date

1 Day


Short Course


St. Bernard’s Safety Training Institute

Course Provider

€ Varies







Course Fees

€ Varies

What you'll learn

On completion of this course, the learners will be:

  • Aware of the current Health and Safety Legislation as it applies to the safe operation of heavy plants
  • Different variants of heavy plants and their different characteristics
  • Able to safely operate a Heavy plant
  • Blind spot and keep a safe area around a heavy plant
  • Stability, moving up and down the slope with a heavy plant
  • Lifting capacity
  • Transporting and Hauling securement standards

Course Programme

  • Health and Safety at Work regulations
  • Pre-use inspection of equipment
  • Machine functions and controls
  • Carry out a risk assessment
  • Site safety

Training Methods

Classroom based presentation on PowerPoint and practical experience in operating a Heavy plant

Who Should Attend?

Those responsible for operating a heavy plant in their workplace as part of their daily duties.

Course Provider

Our Mission

At St. Bernard’s Safety Training Centre, we believe in teaching the true essence of safety. We provide a variety of health and safety training, such as:

  • Fire safety risk and assessments
  • Lifting equipment training
  • First aid training
  • Health and safety training
  • Food handling courses - registered with the Food Safety Commission of Malta
  • Security guard training - registered with the Maltese Police Department.

We offer a variety of Safety Courses to suit your needs; both accredited and non-accredited courses. St. Bernard’s Safety Training Centre is licensed as a Further Education Institution with the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority. License No. 2014-FHI-002

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