US #262727


Lesson 1:  Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a backhoe/loader.

  • The main functions of a backhoe/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 backhoe/loader are described in terms of earthmoving activities. 

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

  • The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed backhoe/loader capabilities. 

  • Warnings from backhoe/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 backhoe/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. 

  • Backhoe/loader is parked according to manufacturer's and worksite requirements

  • Backhoe/loader hours are documented in accordance with company requirements

  • Backhoe/loader maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company requirements

Lesson 4: Operate backhoe/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.

  • Backhoe/loader performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications

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


Lesson 5: Transport backhoe/loader to and from site

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

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

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