Why attend this learning programme?
This course covers the basic operation of an earthmoving equipment machine. Course delegates will gain an in-depth knowledge of safety related to machine operation, the operation of the machine component systems, and operating techniques of the machine and how to assess competencies of machine operators.
Who should attend?
This course is targeted for Operator Trainers and those in charge of assessing Operator competencies
What are the course pre-requisites?
Course delegates must have a working knowledge of earthmoving equipment machines, construction and or mining and must be able to communicate at an NQF level 3: literacy and numeracy
What are the learning outcomes?
Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a machine
Explain how to plan for work activities and prepare work area
Explain how to start and shut down a machine
Explain the operation a machine according to the operator’s manual
Explain how to transport a machine to and from site
Assess competencies of earthmoving equipment machine operators
What will you learn?
Warning labels and signs
Safety relating to the operation of the machine
Risk assessments, and machine safety
Plan for work activity and walk around inspections / pre-shift inspection
The 4-stroke engine cycle
Air induction system
Cooling and lubrication system
Machine controls, start and shut down the machine
Assessment of machine operators
Assessment of operators and closure
What is the preferred number of delegates per course?
For the best benefit to learners, we require a minimum of 5 delegates and a maximum of 15 delegates for the theory training.