A12 EXCAVATOR 180° (ABOVE 5 TONNES)

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-up for excavating duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

Setting up for work

  • Configure the crane for lifting duties
  • Explain rigging and de-rigging procedures when fitting a lattice-type extension
  • 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 and hoppers
  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials
  • Attach and remove buckets
  • Lift, move and place basic slung loads with the rear boom

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