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, relevant regulations and legislation and other relevant sources of information
  • Confirm the position of the machine for pumping duties
  • Identify hazards – proximity, underground and overhead
  • Undertake all pre-use checks

Setting up for work

  • Deploy the stabilisers to specification (where applicable)
  • Arrange, connect and secure all material hoses and discharge tripod (where needed)
  • Arrange and comply with communication procedures
  • Receive, store and prepare raw mix materials
  • Assess that the given mix is suitable for application and pump

Working Tasks

  • Mix, pump and control materials accurately to the desired location
  • Identify how blockages may occur and explain working practices for clearing blockages
  • Maintain safe system of work at all times

Completing Work

  • Explain the procedure for the disposal of excess material
  • Complete end-of-use cleaning procedures

Shutting Down

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures