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 – loaded and unloaded
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces whilst carrying loads

Setting up for work

  • Ensure the suitability of the loading and depositing area
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Position and set to load and deposit materials / ground

Working Tasks

  • Excavate various types of ground
  • Transfer and deposit loads to different locations
  • Form stockpiles of material
  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials
  • Explain push-loading techniques

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