Given the latest government announcement we will be postponing all training courses and NVQ visits scheduled for the coming weeks owing to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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A77 Telescopic handler 360 slew (March 2020) short course
March 9 - March 13
We are running a telescopic handler 360 slew course (A77) for experienced Telescopic Handler operators. No previous 360 slew experience is necessary, but maybe advantageous.
Spaces are limited to a maximum of 2 learners.
This is a 5 day course and includes the A17E – suspended loads category.
Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the telescoping handler will be able to:
Roles and 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 and record all pre-use checks
- Explain the need and function of appropriate documentation
Travelling and manoeuvring
- Configure and ready for travel (site and highway)
- Travel over level surfaces with and without loads and, on rough, undulating ground and inclines
- Manoeuvre in a limited space area with and without loads
- Arrange and follow given signals and instructions when travelling and manoeuvring with and without loads
Setting up for work
- Configure and set for all lifting, loading and transferring duties in accordance with a given Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS)
- Attach and remove various attachments
- Attach and remove hoist-rope attachments for the movement of suspended loads
- Explain actions required for proximity hazards Inc. underground and overhead services
- Explain the basic principles of the slinging of loads, types of lifting accessories that can be used and the correct and incorrect methods for attaching suspended loads to the machine
- Explain the requirements for ensuring adequate ground support and stability
- Explain the causes of instability during blocked, free-on-wheel and pick-and carry duties
- Lift and place various suspended and fork-mounted loads from a variety of locations including a vehicle
- Lift and place suspended and fork-mounted loads under blocked, free-on-wheels and pick-and-carry duties
- Lift, transfer and place fixed-hook suspended loads up to maximum extension, at full working height and using the full slewing capability of the machine
- Lift, transfer and place hoist-rope suspended loads up to maximum extension, at full of working height and using the full slewing capability of the machine (Blocked duties)
- Lift, transfer and place fork-mounted loads up to maximum extension, at full working height and using the full slewing capability of the machine (Free-on- wheels)
- Minimise the swinging of suspended loads during travel
- Explain how stability is affected by travelling with a raised/extended boom and/or rotated upper structure with suspended loads and fork-mounted loads (both regular and irregular)
- Explain visibility issues and restrictions with suspended and fork-mounted loads
- Place suspended loads out of sight of the operator
- Maintain safe working situations
- Maintain safe and tidy working areas
- Carry out shut down and securing procedures
- Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting