Operators are put through a variety of challenges. Some tasks are designed to promote safe work practises and demonstrate the ‘real-world’ skills of excavator operators, such as traversing a trench, lifting and relocation of a manhole cover, whilst others are oriented towards being fun and unusual to test multiple control skills and engage spectators: pouring a cup of tea or opening a bottle!
Operators are required to demonstrate their knowledge of regulations related to Occupational Safety and Health, First Aid, Land Transport regulations and industry hazards. Having completed the safety and regulation part of the contest, operators are required to manoeuvre an excavator through the course, staying clear of known hazards while completing tasks that demonstrate skills required by the industry of an excavator operator.
The object of the competition is to find New Zealand’s Best Multi-Skilled Excavator Operator. Only CCNZ members may represent your region in the National Excavator Operator Competition final.
There will also be a COMPANY BRAGGING RIGHTS TROPHY up for grabs!