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Course Syllabus

Duration:      Refresher Course – 1 day

3 Experienced Operators – 3 days

2 Experienced Operators – 2 days

3 Novice Operators – 5 days

2 Novice Operators – 4 days

1 Novice Operator – 3 days

Definition:     Experienced = Operators with approx 6 months experience but no certificate

Ratio:             3 Operators:              1 Instructor    :           1 Machine

1. AIM    

To give the novice operator, who has little or no previous experience, training to bring him to the required standards of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

2. ELEMENTS

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

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974; PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety Code
  • Pre-use Checks
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive controls
  • Hydraulic controls

3. Knowledge

On completion of the training, operators will know:

  • Their responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, PUWER & LOLER Regulations
  • Operators Safety Code
  • Pre-use Checks
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive & Hydraulic controls

4. Skills

On completion of the training operators will be capable of undertaking the following to the required standard:

  • Conduct a risk assessment
  • Pre-shift checks
  • Start up and stop the motive unit
  • Travel forward and reverse using all gear ratios and ranges where   applicable
  • Prepare the area and set up the machine to carry out normal work
  • Carry out normal machine operations to the acceptable standard