A37 TRENCHER

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

  • Produce cut trenches in various types of ground
  • Produce consistent depths of cut in level and uneven ground
  • Cut trenches up and down inclines
  • Explain techniques for radius cutting
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles

Shutting Down

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