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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 steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions

• Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for micro excavator use

• Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements

• Safely mount and dismount the machine

• Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely

• Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas

• Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area

• Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out excavating tasks

• Carry out excavating tasks

• Load material onto transporting vehicles or into containers

• Reinstate excavation, grade and level ground

• Fit and remove attachments

• Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

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