Training to become eligible to operate a heavy plant

Award as an Excavation Plant Operative - MQF Level 3, 2 ECTS

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to equip learners with the skills, knowledge & understanding to safely operate a heavy plant.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course the learners will be;

  • Aware of the current Health & Safety Legislation as it applies to safe operation of heavy plant
  • Different variants of heavy plant 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 secrement standards

Course Programme:

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

Training Methods:

Classroom based presentation on power-point and practical experience of operating a Heavy plant

Who Should Attend?
Those responsible for operating a heavy plant in their workplace as part of their daily duties. New & inexperienced drivers who do not hold a certificate of competency to operate a Heavy/Excavation Plant.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be awarded an MQF Level 3 (2 ECTS) Certificate of Competence recognized locally and across Europe will be issued to all learners who successfully complete & pass this course. 

Professional Driver Training Malta Ltd is licensed by the MFHEA as a Further and Higher Education Institution and holding licence No. 2020-010

Interested to Book this Course?

To book this course, please visit the contact us page or give us a call on +356 79707902 / +356 99023087