About the Course

Lesson 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a rigid body dump truck


The main functions of a rigid body dump truck is explained in terms of manufacturer's specifications.

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

The applications of a rigid body dump truck are described in terms of earthmoving activities

All safety features and warning devices on the rigid body dump truck are identified, and their purposes explained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications

The maximum operating capacities are explained in terms of the designed rigid body dump truck capabilities.

Warnings from rigid body dump truck 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: 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

Lesson 3: Start and shut down rigid body dump truck

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

Rigid body dump truck is parked according to manufacturer's and worksite requirements

Rigid body dump truck hours are documented in accordance with company requirements

Rigid body dump truck maintenance and faults are reported in accordance with company requirements

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Lesson 4: Operate rigid body dump truck.

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.

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

Rigid body dump truck performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary, in accordance with manufacturer's specifications

Rigid body dump truck is operated according to safe working procedures, manufacturer's specifications and earthmoving activity

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Lesson 5: Transport rigid body dump truck to and from site

Methods of loading a rigid body dump truck for transport are explained according to safety requirements, manufacturer's instructions and transport configuration

Methods of securing a rigid body dump truck for transport are explained and demonstrated in relation to lashing points and safety requirements.

Your Instructor

Dawid Lottering

Dawid Lottering