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Lesson 1:  Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a rigid body dump truck

  •  The main functions of a rigid body dump truck is explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications.

  • The operation of all major components is explained in terms of their functions.

  • The applications of a rigid body dump truck are described in terms of earthmoving activities

  • All safety features and warning devices on the rigid body dump truck are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications

  • The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed rigid body dump truck capabilities.

  • Warnings from rigid body dump truck indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications

  • Corrective actions are described or demonstrated in terms of neutralising warnings received.

Lesson 2:  Plan for work activities and prepare work area

  • Sequence of operations is determined according to site operational requirements.

  • Required equipment to perform the work activity is selected according to site operational requirements

   

Lesson 3: Start and shut down rigid body dump truck

  • Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist

  • Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist

  • Start-up and shutdown procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications

  • Rigid body dump truck is parked according to manufacturer's and worksite requirements

  • Rigid body dump truck hours are documented in accordance with company requirements

  • Rigid body dump truck maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company requirements

Lesson 4: Operate rigid body dump truck. 

  • The purpose of the various controls is explained in accordance with their designed use

  • Functions of the various controls are demonstrated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.

  • Temporary safety signs are explained in relation to their use and placement. 

  • Rigid body dump truck performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications

  • Rigid body dump truck is operated according to safe working procedures, manufacturer's specifications and earthmoving activity

Lesson 5: Transport rigid body dump truck to and from site

  • Methods of loading a rigid body dump truck for transport are explained according to safety requirements, manufacturer's instructions and transport configuration

  • Methods of securing a rigid body dump truck for transport are explained and demonstrated in relation to lashing points and safety requirements.