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The candidate can carry out training on the machine or training + test which can be carried out on site. After completion of the course the candidate will:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used.
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions.
  • Be able to locate and identify the operating controls and explain their functions.
  • Be able to configure the vehicle ready for travel, on site and on the public highway.
  • Be able to travel over various types of ground i.e., level ground, undulating ground – loaded and unloaded.
  • Be able to manoeuvre in confined spaces – loaded and unloaded.
  • Be able to check the suitability of the loading/unloading area.
  • Be able to check hazards i.e., overhead hazards, ground hazards, and explain all necessary precautions.
  • Be able to position the vehicle safely and correctly so as to conduct loading/unloading operations.
  • Be able to pick up and deposit skips of various sizes and weights.
  • Be able to transfer skips to various locations.
  • Be able to check the load for security and integrity.
  • Be able to check that all skips are left in a safe manner when deposited.
  • Be able to carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.

TSI Training Ltd, Easington Lea Farm West,
Easington Colliery, Peterlee, Durham, SR8 3UP