At Emerald we have developed a detailed training plan, “conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations”, enabling students to successfully complete front-end loader operations across many industries within Australia including the construction, agricultural and mining industries
A front-end loader is a heavy equipment machine with a bucket at the front on an articulated arm. It can be used in construction for digging and loading various materials such as rock, sand, asphalt, pipe or gravel onto trucks. The bucket can both be permanently mounted or have a removable attachment where it can be replaced by another device or tool. The front-end loader is a versatile machine as it comes in many sizes ranging from a compact wheel loader with an operating weight of 4270kg to a large wheel loader with an operating weight of 52929 kg.
This course will teach you how to plan and prepare for front-end loader operations, carry out routine checks, operate a front-end loader using the various techniques, transfer materials safely, relocate the front-end loader form site to site, maintain and isolate the machine if necessary and finally perform housekeeping duties.
All aspects of this course will be taught by our knowledgeable trainers through written and practical teachings at our onsite training facility in Brisbane. The course content will include, but is not limited to the following;
- Hazard identification and environmental issues
- Risk assessment and implementation of control measures
- Safe operating techniques of a front-end loader
- Routine operational checks
- Characteristics and capabilities of front-end loader attachments
- Maintenance and isolation procedures
- Shut down and relocation of the front-end loader
- Soil types and compaction methods
- Earthworks calculations for safe working loads
- Health and safety regulations, codes of practice and worksite policies and procedures
The successful applicant will have the skills to demonstrate the following;
- Identify and report potential hazards in the workplace and apply the necessary control measures using the hierarchy of control
- Operate a front-end loader using the various techniques such as backfilling, levelling, cutting/boxing, and mixing materials
- Attach and remove the relevant lifting gear and slings
- Carry out before and after operational checks and perform shutdown procedures
- Maintenance of the front-end loader and associated equipment
- Report defective plant and equipment and isolate according to site instructions
- Relocate a front-end loader from site to site in a safe manner
- Implement an efficient traffic management plan
- Maintain a clean and safe working environment
- Estimate safe working loads using mathematical calculations
- Communicate effectively with workplace personnel and ensure proper use of communication signals such as two-way radios and hand signals
- Comply with WHS legislation, Australian standards and all relevant site procedures
On successful completion of this training, students will have the necessary skills and knowledgeable to conduct front-end loader operations in a safe and efficient manner.
At Emerald, our highly skilled trainers will ensure you have the confidence necessary to gain employment in multiple industries across the country including construction, mining and more.