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Excavator Training

At Deep Creek Construction School our students are trained on 10 different pieces of equipment and certified with 10 site skills.  These videos are what certifies them.  There is a lot more to their training than just making these videos.

A qualified and professional Excavator Operator will only operate equipment that is in good working condition.  He will operate it safely and to construction standards.  Construction Standards for the Excavator are: to be able to dig a two-foot-deep flat bottom trench, the full reach of the equipment, with proper placement of the spoil, and backing up in a straight line within 10 m9nutes.  The training videos below will give the contractor the Proof of Competence he is looking for in his Excavator Operator.  We do a video for each of our students.  We train on 10 different pieces of equipment and 10 different site skills here at Deep Creek Construction School.  Note: We do not train on just the “Excavator.”

The video below shows a student demonstrating the Start-Up-Procedures for the Excavator.  He has already done a walk around safety inspection and control identification.  He does these Start-Up-Procedures to get familiar with the controls, make sure the attachments work properly, and to cycle the hydraulic fluid through the system.  There is also a short clip showing the work he did while in the class.

Excavator Start-Up-Procedures

Excavator Work Done to Standards. videos of the Excavator Skills give the Proof of Competence that contractors are looking for in their Excavator Operator.  We train on 10 different pieces of equipment and 10 different site skills.  We do not train specifically on the “Excavator.”


We intend to train and certify you on 10 pieces of heavy equipment, what we refer to as “horizontal” or “yellow” equipment. We also intend to train and certify you in 10 different site skills.