Operate face/electric shovel

SAQA US ID        UNIT STANDARD TITLE

262746                  Operate a face shovel

PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL       NQF LEVEL          CREDITS

Level 2                                  NQF Level 02      15

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

The qualifying learner will be able to operate a face shovel by understanding the functions of starting, shutting down and operating procedures for the machine. Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Construction Plant operators.

 

THE SKILLS YOU WILL HAVE AFTER COMPLETING THIS TRAINING

  • Demonstrating knowledge of the functions of a face shovel.
  • Planning for work activities and prepare work area.
  • Starting and shutting down face shovel.
  • Operating face shovel.
  • Transporting face shovel to and from site.

 

REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for this course, you will need,

  • Minimum of Grade 7-9 certificate
  • Recognition of previous learning/experience is also considered
  • Safety, Health & Environmental legislation

 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE

  • In the range of 20-50 Tons
  • Limited to work carried out on a standard machine, or with standardised fittings

 

Major components include:

  • Engine
  • Fuel system
  • Hydraulic system
  • Electrical system
  • Braking system
  • Transmission
  • Cooling system
  • Stability
  • Suitability
  • State of repair
  • Proximity of other machines and workers

 

Statutory requirements include but are not limited to:

 

  • Relevant Code of practice
  • Safety, Health & Environmental legislation
  • Local Provincial authority requirements

 

Appropriate checklist is any one or a combination of the following:

 

  • Manufacturer’s checklist
  • Pre-operational checklist
  • Site-specific checklist
  • Daily checklist
  • Weekly checklist
  • Site-specific checklist

 

Worksite procedures include manufacturer’s procedures, operators manuals and site operational requirements, or similar procedures

 

  • Corrective action includes repairing and/or reporting
  • Controls include levers, switches, adjusting wheels, joy sticks and pedals where applicable
  • Forwards, reverse, left, right, gear selection, braking
  • All implement and attachment movements
  • Corrective action includes repairing and/or reporting