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 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

 ADVANCED DRIVING
       DANGEROUS GOODS
       DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES
           SHUNTING

       RIGID HEAVY VEHICLE
       TIP TRUCK
       VEHICLE COMBINATION
       WATER CART

 LIFTING OPERATIONS
       CRANES
           HEAVY
           MOBILE
           MOBILIFT
           OVERHEAD (CAB)
           OVERHEAD (PENDANT)
           SINGLE GIRDER HOIST
           TRUCK MOUNTED
           TOWER
       LIFT TRUCKS (FORK LIFTS)
           ADPLTs
           COUNTER-BALANCED
           DPLTs
           SIDE LOADERS
           RTLTs
       OPERATIONS
           BASIC RIGGING
           BANKSMAN
           LIFTING EQUIPMENT
              INSPECTION

           SAFE LIFTING

 EARTHMOVING
       CONCRETE DUMPERS
       DUMP TRUCKS
           ARTICULATED
           RIGID
       EXCAVATORS
       FACE SHOVELS
       FRONT END LOADERS
       GRADERS
       SCRAPERS
       SKID STEER LOADERS
       TLBs
       TRACK TYPE DOZERS
       TRACTORS
       WHEELED DOZERS

 CONSTRUCTION
       ASPHALT PAVER
       MEWPs
       PERCUSSION DRILLS
       ROCK BREAKERS
       ROLLERS
       TYRE HANDLER ATTACH
       SCAFFOLD ERECTION
       SCAFFOLD INSPECTION

  HEALTH & SAFETY
       ACCIDENT/INCIDENT
           INVESTIGATION

       FIRE FIGHTING I
       FIRE FIGHTING II
       FIRST AID I
       FIRST AID II
       GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING
       HANDLING HAZMAT
       HEALTH & SAFETY REP
       LOCKOUT/TAGOUT
       OHS ACT OVERVIEW
       OHS ACT IN-DEPTH
       SITE SAFETY AWARENESS
       WORKING AT HEIGHTS
       WORKSHOP SAFETY

  POWERTOOLS AND MACHINES
       BOILERMAKING
       BRUSH CUTTERS
       CHAINSAWS
       CUT-OFF SAWS
       LAWNMOWERS
 
FULL TITLE: OPERATE AN EXCAVATOR
FIELD: Physical Planning and Construction
SUBFIELD: Physical Planning, Design and Management
UNIT STANDARD: 262744 [SAQA]
NQF LEVEL: 02 (15 credits)
DESCRIPTION: The excavator course is designed for both novice and experienced operators who may be expected to operate an excavator while performing their daily duties in the working environment. Learners who achieve the course objectives will, upon completion of the course, be able to understand and identify the functions, main components and operating controls of the excavator, carry out daily checks, safety precautions and safe operating procedures according to legislation and company policy, and maintain the necessary documentation required by the employer.
DURATION: Full Training (Novice): 5 Days
Recertification Training/Evaluation: 1 Day
Remedial Training: 1 Days
COURSE CONTENT: Introduction to excavators
    We discuss using excavators and functions of
    excavators.
Getting to know the excavator
Basic mechanical appreciation
Safety precautions
    We take learners through general precautions, safety
    features, clothing and personal protective items,
    applying the lock when leaving operator’s seat,
    mounting and dismounting, fire prevention for fuel and     oil, precautions when handling at high temperature,
    crushing or cutting prevention, fire extinguisher and first     aid kit, protection against falling or flying objects,
    ventilation for enclosed areas, precautions with cab
    glass, before starting the machine, checks before
    starting engine, when starting the engine, checks after     starting the engine, precautions when moving off, check     when changing direction, precautions when travelling,
    travelling on slopes, prohibited operations, precautions     when operating, high-voltage cables, working on loose     ground, precautions when working on slopes, parking
    machine, precautions for transportation, battery hazard     prevention, before carrying out maintenance, clean
    before inspection and maintenance, radiator coolant
    level, stop engine before carrying out inspection and
    maintenance, prevention of fire, work under the
    machine, work on top of the machine, maintenance with     engine running and using pneumatic hammer
    attachment.
Daily checks and servicing
    We discuss walk-around checks and daily service,
    weekly or 50 hour service, start-up checks, shutdown
    procedures and daily checklists for excavators.
Controls, levers, pedals and instruments
    We look at the controls, gauges, warning lights and
    warning pictorials.
Operating and transporting the excavator
    We look at operating techniques and precautions,
    starting the engine, shifting between forward and
    reverse, working on inclines, working at edges of dumps     or on top of large stockpiles, excavator falling over the     edge of a dump, moving machine forward, moving
    machine backward, steering (changing direction),
    stopping machine, swing/slew, applications, parking the     excavator, checks after shutdown, cleaning the
    excavator and transporting the excavator.
Legislation and regulations
    We look at the legal responsibilities in a nutshell,
    Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and
    Mine Health and Safety Act of 1996.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The company and learners must meet the conditions of the training requirements before theory training can be given.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of excavator training, feel free to contact our skills development advisor for more information.

 
  Preparation for on-site Training

HRETD provides training on site to assure optimal skills transfer in the actual work environment. It is thus important for clients to prepare in advance in order to streamline the training process. To this end, we have prepared this handy preparation guide for clients' convenience. The following are requirements of the company on commencement of training, which must be provided to the skills development practitioner...
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