The Objectives of the Course is to:

By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Carry out pre-start inspection.
  • Operate safely under varying site conditions.
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine service.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.








Course Summary

  • Introduction to machine
  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Pre-start inspections/maintenance
  • Controls and instruments
  • Form stockpiles
  • Slot dozing
  • Levelling
  • Incline work
  • Optimum doze range
  • Excavate/sidecast and spread material
  • Re-instatement
  • Feathering out
  • Edge work (including coming off)
  • Road coal (if applicable)
  • Road hopper (if applicable)

All candidates will complete the NPORS assessment and on successful completion will be issued with an NPORS Operators Card.

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