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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.
  •  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 processing tasks.
  •  Carry out processing task.
  •  Load material onto transporting vehicles, containers or processing plant.
  •  Fit and remove attachments.
  •  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation.
  •  Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.

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