Lesson 1:  Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a articulated dump trucks

  • The main functions of Articulated Dump Truck's are explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications

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

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

  • The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed machine capabilities

  • Warnings from machine indicators and gauges are explained according to manufacturer's specifications

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


Lesson 2:  Start and shut down machine

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

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

  • Checklist is completed according to worksite procedures and corrective action taken if required, to ensure compliance with manufacturer's specifications

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

  • Machine is parked according to manufacturer's and company requirements.


Lesson 3: Operate machine.

  • 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.

  • Controls are used to effectively manoeuvre the machine within manufacturer's specifications.

  • Safe working procedures are followed according to manufacturer's specifications, site specific and statutory requirements

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

  • Machine is operated without risk of damage or loss to machine or property, or injury to people

  • Hazards specific to operating Articulated Dump Truck's and ways to minimise these are explained in terms of potential damage to machine and property, and injury to people


Lesson 4: Operate excavator

  • Machine hours are documented in accordance with company requirements

  • Machine maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company requirements