Excavator as a Crane

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Be able to conform to manufacturers requirements as as per technical data, conform to relevant regulations and legislation
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine
  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Be able to locate, identify and explain safe working loads, lifting capacity chart and explain different lifting configurations and working ranges
  • Identify and explain different lifting procedures, explain what task could fall into each catergory
  • Identify and explain centers of gravity, calculate estimated weights of loads
  • Identify any overhead/ proximity hazards
  • Be able to agree the signal codes/hand signals, direction of movement, safe working and safe landing, placement zone with the slinger/signaller
  • Ensure excavator is in a safe condition for attachments to be fitted
  • Check load integrity and security by carrying out trail lift
  • Be able to lift and move a load to a designated position in a safe and controlled manner ensuring minimum uncontrolled movement
  • Environmental considerations 
  • Carry out all out of service and securing procedures