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Electric Shovel - Operation and Safety v1.0.0H5 (MAINSSES)

The electric shovel is a key component of overall mine productivity. Running any brand of electric shovel safely and productively takes a skilled operator who understands the shovel and has had lots of coaching and hands-on training.
Start your operators out right with a solid understanding of the components, design and capabilities of the equipment. Help them understand the limitations and challenges before they start operating in a simulator or a real shovel.

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Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Define the role of an electric shovel on a mine
• Identify the main components and controls of an electric shovel
• Complete a proper pre-use inspection before operating
• Explain various operating and loading techniques


Lesson 1: Introduction
• Overview of the electric shovel and its uses and place on a mine
• Various types of shovels used today
• The productivity cycle of the shovel
• Safety and hazards to be aware of when using a shovel

Lesson 2: Systems, Components and Controls
• Overview of the main sections of the electric shovel
• Definition of the systems on a shovel and their functions during operation
• Control identifications and monitoring

Lesson 3: Pre-use Inspection
• Overall inspection and equipment area safety
• Approach and work area inspection techniques
• Step-by-step pre-use inspection of an electric shovel
• Ways to report defects

Lesson 4: Basic Operation
• Pre-start checks and function test to complete before operation
• Basic operation skills – hoist, crowd, swing, and propel
• Step-by-step completion of a basic shovel cycle
• Continual equipment monitoring and shut down techniques

Lesson 5: Efficient Operating Skills
• Techniques for operating more efficiently and completing your cycle productively
• Positioning your shovel and the trucks or loaders to load
• Placing the load effectively for better productivity and safety

Lesson 6: Relocating and Safe Shut Down
• Shovel movement planning and risk assessment
• Steps for traveling and relocating a shovel
• Cable maintenance and manipulation for safety and productivity
• Safe shovel parking and exit

Final Exam – 38 question exam with incorrect response feedback

Trainers: Before you begin classroom or field training, why not provide your trainees with a solid foundation of knowledge about the equipment and how to operate it safety? This e-learning training course can be delivered anytime, anywhere you have access to a high-speed internet connection.

Overall Course Specifications:
Estimated length of training program: 1 hour + final test
Number of test questions: 38
Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes, with person's name, date and test score
Final Exam Feedback report: Yes
Language: English
Narration: Yes

Immediate online delivery for one person - viewable for up to 60 days
  • Introduction
  • Systems, Components and Controls
  • Pre-use Inspection
  • Basic Operation
  • Efficient Operating Skills
  • Relocating and Safe Shut Down
  • Final Exam
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed