Course Syllabus

 Road Sweeper/Suction Unit

 Duration:     Novice Operator                      – 2 Days

Experienced Operator           – 1 Day


Ratio:               1 Vehicle                     3 Candidates:                          1 Instructor

1. Aim

To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge required to safely operate a gully emptier and jetting unit.

2. Elements

The course will comprise of theoretical and practical instruction covering the following:

2.1 Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and PUWER.

2.2 Safe operator practices

2.3 Daily/Weekly maintenance requirements

2.4 Identification of components and pre-shift checks

2.5 Start up procedures

2.6 Factors affecting stability

2.7 Motive and hydraulic controls

2.8 Manoeuvring

2.9 Parking and post-stop checks

3. Knowledge

On successful completion of training, candidates will have an understanding of the following:

3.1 The need to train and statutory requirements

3.2 Understanding machine stability and limitations

3.3 Causes of accidents: risk associated with mobile plant

3.4 Safe operator practices

3.5 Pre-shift checks: start up procedures and safety checks

3.6 Daily and weekly maintenance requirements

3.7 Safe parking, re-fueling and post-stop checks

4. Skill

On successful completion of training, candidates will have demonstrated to a basic operational standard of all the following:

4.1 Pre-shift safety checks and start-up procedures

4.2 The ability to manoeuvre and operate the vehicle correctly within the manufacture’s recommendations and to operator’s safety code

4.3 Correctly park, shut down and secure the vehicle

4.4 Carry out post-stop inspection