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Novice CSCS 360 Excavator

Venue: Donaghy Safety Training Ltd, Newtowncunningham Business Park, Lifford, Donegal

Duration: 3 Day Course

Times: 9am-4.30pm

The purpose of this 3 Day course is to provide instruction and training so that participants can be successfully certified in the safe use of a 360 Excavator, in keeping with regulations.

This course is ideal for complete beginners to a 360 Excavator.

The programme consists of theory and practical demonstrations.

Course Content

  • Induction to the Programme
  • Plant Operator Responsibility
  • Induction to the Machine
  • Machine Safety Awareness
  • Preparation of the machine for manoeuvring
  • Back fill an open trench

On completion of this course candidates are required to spend a minimum of six months operating a machine within a two year timeframe before you can apply for the CSCS Card.

Once candidates have filled in their log book, they attend a one day experienced operators course.

Places reserved by booking only. Contact: 074 9140841

Safe Pass – Donegal

Venue: Donaghy Safety Training Ltd, Newtowncunningham Business Park, Lifford, Donegal



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Cost: €150
*Booking deposit required of €50 to secure your place*

Times: 7.30am-4:30pm

Places reserved by booking only. Contact 074 9140841

Description: Designed to raise the standard of safety awareness in the Construction Industry, this 1 day course ensures that all site personnel undergo basic health and safety awareness training with the aim of making a positive contribution to the prevention of accidents and avoidance of health hazards.

Course Content:

  • The Reasons for promoting Safety
  • Health and Safety at Work Legislation
  • Accident Reporting and Emergency Procedure
  • Accident Prevention
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Introduces key topics of Manual Handling, Working at Heights, Working at Electricity, Underground and Overhead Services
  • Use of hand held equipment and tools
  • Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.)
  • Safe use of vehicles
  • Noise and vibrations
  • Excavations and confined spaces


  • Due to Covid-19 we are currently facilitating courses in reduced numbers.
  • Booking is essential.
  • All candidates are required to complete a Self-Declaration a minimum of 3 days prior to the course start date.
  • Donaghy Safety Training adheres to social distancing throughout the training centre and upon arrival all candidates will be subject to temperature checks.


  • Must be over 16 years of age
  • Must bring along 2 passport sized photographs, PPS number and Photo I.D.

Method of Delivery:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Videos
  • Group discussion
  • Multiple choice assessment.

CSCS/QSCS Training Courses

As one of the largest training companies in the North-West we offer a wide range of courses to suit all of our clients.

CSCS and QSCS Training can be carried out at our training centre or at locations throughout the North-West.

Experienced Operator 1 Day courses take place each week and require candidates to have a Valid SafePass and to complete a Candidate Pack outlining the candidates experience.

if you have no experience you will be required to attend the CSCS New Entrants/Novice Course.

At Donaghy Safety Training, out courses meet the construction industry needs and we provide the training, assessment and registration for these courses.

On successful completion of these CSCS courses candidates will receive a CSCS Registration Card which confirms that you have the required training and qualifications required.

Training Courses Available

Course Certification Max Candidates Days
180 Excavator Operation CSCS/QQI 3 1 View Details
360 Excavator Operation (Above 6 tonnes) CSCS/QQI 3 1 View Details
Novice 360 Excavator CSCS/QQI 4 1 View Details
Forward Tipping Site Dumper Operation CSCS/QQI 4 1 View Details
Articulated Dumper Operation CSCS/QQI 3/4 1 View Details
Location of Underground Services (LUGS) CSCS/QQI 4 2 View Details
Health & Safety at Roadworks CSCS/QQI 20 1 View Details
Basic Scaffolding Level 1 CSCS/QQI 12 7 View Details
Advanced Scaffolding Level 2 CSCS/QQI 9 10 View Details
Scaffolding Inspection CSCS/QQI 12 1 View Details
Signing Lighting & Guarding CSCS/QQI 4 3 View Details
Slinger/Signaller (Banksman) CSCS/QQI 4 1 View Details
Telescopic Handler Operation (Teleporter) CSCS/QQI 3 1 View Details




CSCS 360 Excavator (Above 6 Tonnes) – Donegal

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to enable them to operate the machine safely and to comply with statutory requirements.

Course Content

  • Course Introduction
  • Construction Site Safety Awareness
  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • Daily Inspection
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Operating procedures
  • Manoeuvre the excavator in confined areas
  • Excavating and digging procedures/practices
  • Back filling procedures

Venue: Donaghy Safety Training, Newtowncunningham Business Park, Lifford, Donegal

Duration: 1 Day

Assessment: Theory and Practical Examination

Certification: On successful completion candidates will be awarded with a QQI Certificate and a CSCS Card

Dates: Currently Not Available

Times: 8.30am-4pm

Course Requirements

  • Completed Candidate Pack
  • One Passport Photo
  • Valid SafePass
  • PPE Equipment