Course specification - Eco Operator training : Volvo Construction Equipment

Eco Operator training course specification

About the training

The course is a mix of classroom and practical hands on training. Our instructors will give the participant(s) an initial presentation briefly describing the background to the importance of working with the environment in mind, and the role that Volvo takes in its contribution to      environmental issues.

With the introductions over, it's time to assess the participant(s) operating their machine in the way that they normally work. This is scrutinised by the trainer and the average fuel consumption is measured and recorded.

Back in the classroom your instructors will present tips and suggestions to operate the machine in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way with supporting presentations and explanations.

Then it's back out to the machine and the participant(s) will then run the same work cycles as before but this time adopting the tips and suggestions offered by the trainer. Fuel consumption is measured again to see if there is any immediate improvement.

The training programme concludes with a discussion on how to adopt a new way of working and each participant must commit, in writing, at least THREE things to improve upon until the next assessment.

Follow up monitoring

Included in the training fee is a follow up assessment which will take place at your site six weeks from the date of the training. This will be done by a Volvo approved trainer but not necessarily the same trainer that undertook the initial training.

The participant(s) will be assessed to see to what extent any new working methods have been adopted as the norm. Most importantly, an accurate measurement of the machine's fuel consumption since the initial training is downloaded using the Volvo Matris machine tracking and information system.

The results from the Matris downloaded are then sent to the machine' s owner showing details of how the machine has been operated and most importantly - the savings in fuel and fuel consumption.

Your operator will receive

A uniquely numbered certificate and Volvo Eco Operator branded merchandise:

eco operator

Our pricing is based upon number of  participants*:-

1 Person £500
2 Persons £450 per person
3 Persons £400 per person
4 Persons £350 per person
5-6 Persons £300 per person

*Quoted prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

No risk guarantee

Our Eco Operator Training package will save you money in reduced fuel consumption and minimise your carbon footprint. If, after the fixed six week period, we cannot find any improvement to your machine's fuel consumption with the specific operator's, we guarantee to refund you the training fee in full.*


Volvo Eco Operator Training is a chargeable service offered by Volvo Construction Equipment Division, Volvo Group (UK) Ltd and as such is covered by our standard terms and conditions.

* NOTE. If the trained operator/s is/are changed or deployed on other machines during the six week fixed period and fuel consumption goes up, no refund will be payable by Volvo Construction Equipment Division.

Volvo Eco Operator Training can be carried out on: Articulated haulers; crawler and wheeled excavators (14 tonnes and above); motor graders; backhoe loaders and wheeled loaders, however, in the event that no fuel saving can be found, the refund will only be made provided the respective machine has the capability to download information via Volvo's Matris machine tracking and information system. Please check with Volvo Construction Equipment Division to find out if your machine is compatible.