360 Degree Excavator Operations

The plant training and assessment programme enables experienced quarry plant operators to gain recognition for their achievements by the way of certification and provide an opportunity for participants to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and attitudes associated with plant operations, which provides suitable certification.

Description

Corrective Training
Candidates will undertake a 3 hour corrective training session with the course instructor. Corrective training cannot give skills and knowledge not held, but allows the experienced operator to eliminate ‘bad habits’ gained on site.
Please note that the instructor has the right to refuse the candidate access to the test if they have dangerous operating skills that contravene any part of the Safety, Health and Welfare regulations.
Theory Test
On completion of any corrective training, candidates are allowed 45 minutes to undertake a multi-choice question paper. Questions will be based on subjects about:

Legislation and regulations

Employer and employee responsibilities

Safe working practices

Machine components and functions

Correct operating techniques

Pre-use checks and basic maintenance

Road travel (where permitted)

Types and characteristics of materials and loads

Quarry safety

Shut down and securing procedures
Subjects that the questions will be based on will be covered during the corrective training.
To be successful on the theory test, candidates must achieve a minimum of 70% of the total available marks. Candidates who achieve a minimum of 85% will be awarded a credit.
Practical Test
On the practical test the candidate will demonstrate tasks with the excavator.
The practical has a maximum time that all tasks must be completed within.

Contents

Corrective Training Candidates will undertake a 3 hour corrective training session with the course instructor. Corrective training cannot give skills and knowledge not held, but allows the experienced operator to eliminate ‘bad habits’ gained on site. Please note that the instructor has the right to refuse the candidate access to the test if they have dangerous operating skills that contravene any part of the Safety, Health and Welfare regulations. Theory Test On completion of any corrective training, candidates are allowed 45 minutes to undertake a multi-choice question paper. Questions will be based on subjects about: • Legislation and regulations • Employer and employee responsibilities • Safe working practices • Machine components and functions • Correct operating techniques • Pre-use checks and basic maintenance • Road travel (where permitted) • Types and characteristics of materials and loads • Quarry safety • Shut down and securing procedures Subjects that the questions will be based on will be covered during the corrective training. To be successful on the theory test, candidates must achieve a minimum of 70% of the total available marks. Candidates who achieve a minimum of 85% will be awarded a credit. Practical Test On the practical test the candidate will demonstrate tasks with the excavator. The practical has a maximum time that all tasks must be completed within.

Candidate Criteria

Candidates for this programme must:

•Have at least six months full time quarry experience operating a 360 degree excavator, in accordance with the 1st Schedule – of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Quarries) Regulations 2008 – S.I. No. 28 of 2008. The six months experience must be within a two year period.

•Be at least 18 years of age

•Has undertaken Safety Awareness Training including the following: Employees duties/responsibilities, Health and Hygiene, traffic management, site specific hazards / safety

Course schedule.

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360 Degree Excavator Operations