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
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