Tracked Loading Shovel
Who is this course for?
Anyone who uses or will be using a tracked loading shovel in the land-based industries or construction industry.
- Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
- Identify and comply with manufacturers' instructions in accordance with the operator's handbook, other information sources and applicable legislation (PUWER, LOLER).
- Carry out all pre-use and running checks.
- Set the loading shovel for travel.
- Travel over differing types of terrain, including rough undulating ground, both in a loaded and unloaded state.
- Travel up and down substantial inclines in a loaded and unloaded state.
- Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction in a loaded and unloaded state.
- Carry out excavations from an embankment of different materials and form stockpiles.
- Ensure load integrity and security.
- Backfill, spread and level differing types of material using a multi-purpose front bucket (tracked).
- Carry out excavations from below ground level (tracked).
- Load various types of materials into receptacles, such as vehicles, hoppers and so on.
- Place the loading shovel in an out-of-service condition.
- Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.
- LAA22101/02 – nine days
- LAA2203/04 – five days
- LAA2205/06 – three days
- LAA2207/08 – two days
- LAA2209/10 for experienced operators – one day
- Working in the construction industry
- Specific legislation/guidance on LOLER
- Components of loading shovels
- Stability of the machine
- Familiarisation with instruments and controls
- Stopping and starting the machine
- Accident prevention
- Pre-shift checks
- Daily checks
- Operating the multi-purpose bucket
- Operating factors – excavate
- Site safety
- Operating the machine: driving; use of front
shovel; stockpile; site strip; ramp; load vehicle
- Driving on the highway and transportation
- Possible problems