During participation of this course delegates will gain a basic understanding of the manufacture’s handbook, specific to the machine. Delegates will also gain a working knowledge on how locate and identify major components, maintain PPE appropriate for excavator use, all safety checks and to carry out excavator tasks.
The overall aim of this course is that by the end of the training the trainee operator will be able to answer questions on and preform the following:
To understand the industry, dangers of working within the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator.
A working knowledge of the manufacture’s handbook, specific to the machine to be used.
Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain the functions.
Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and driving and braking controls and explain their function.
Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for excavator use.
Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacture’s and legislative requirements.
Safety mount and dismount the machine.
Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely.
Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre.
Conduct all necessary safety checks in work area.
Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out lifting and load handling tasks.
Carry out excavating tasks.
Load material onto transporting vehicles or into containers.
Reinstate excavation, grade and level ground.
Fit and remove attachments
Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.