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.
Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacture’s and legislative requirements.
Check all emergency lowering functions.
Safely Mount and dismount the machine.
Configure the machine for travel.
Configure the machine for the travel and manoeuvre it safely on level / rough ground and inclines in open and confined areas.
Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area, including overhead and underground hazards.
Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out accessing tasks.
Carry out accessing tasks at various points up to full operating height.
Travel with platform raised.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transport.
Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.