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Lesson 1:  Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a front end loader

  • The main functions of a front end loader are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications.

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

  • The applications of a front end loader are described in terms of earthmoving activities.

  • All safety features and warning devices on the front end loader are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.

  • The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed front end loader capabilities

  • Warnings from front end loader indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturers 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.

  • Work area is inspected and prepared according to site operational requirements

Lesson 3: Start and shut down front end loader.

  • 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. 

  • Front end loader is parked according to manufacturer's and worksite requirements.

  • Front end loader hours are documented in accordance with company requirements. 

  • Front end loader maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company

  

Lesson 4: Operate front end loader.

  • 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 manufacturers specifications

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

  • Front end loader performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

  • Front end loader is operated according to safe working procedures, manufacturer's specifications and earthmoving activity

 

Lesson 5: Transport front end loader to and from site.

  • Methods of loading a front end loader for transport are explained according to safety requirements, manufacturer's instructions and transport configuration

  • Methods of securing a front end loader for transport are explained and demonstrated in relation to lashing points and safety requirements

  • Driving a front end loader on a public road according to the provisions of the current National Road Traffic Act.