About the Course

esson 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

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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

Your Instructor

Dawid Lottering

Dawid Lottering