Aim of the course

To operate a Dragline excavator safely you will need to learn how to manoeuvre and position the crane correctly and skilfully, recognising the control signals and effects of external conditions. In addition, it is vital to understanding how the design of the machine as well as carry out routine maintenance and minor alterations to the equipment.

Who should attend

The A05 Dragline course is aimed at people who require a formal qualification for operating a Dragline. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator

Preparing for Work

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks

Travelling & Manouvering

  • Configure and set for travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces

Setting up for work

  • Configure and set for excavating duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

Working Tasks

  • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles
  • Adjust the tipping rope for varying materials
  • Explain lifting requirements that affect the operation of a dragline

Completing Work

  • Prepare the crane in preparation of movement from lifting duties

Shutting Down

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

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