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Hydraulic Shovel - Operation and Safety v1.0.4H5 (MAINSSHS)

This course will introduce you to a hydraulic shovel and its operation. Hydraulic shovels demand operators who hold themselves to a high personal standard: Maximum productivity supported by a zero-incident rate. By loading trucks safely and efficiently, the shovel operator helps the organization to maintain a high level of production, around the clock.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Identify hydraulic shovel features, functions, and major components.
• Compare key loading methods and productivity topics related to working with haul trucks.
• Explain the importance of pre-use inspection and safe start up and shut down.


Lesson 1: Introduction
• Overview of the hydraulic shovel and its uses and place on a mine.
• Overview of the main sections of the shovel.
• Overview of operator training.

Lesson 2: Safe Operation
• Overview of operator preparation.
• Overview of safety and compliance.
• Explanation of how to approach the shovel and assess risks in area.

Lesson 3: Pre-use Inspection
• Component identification, uses, and location on a shovel.
• Description of overall inspection and equipment area safety.
• Explanation of step-by-step pre-use inspection of a hydraulic shovel.

Lesson 4: Machine Controls
• Identification of controls in two common hydraulic shovel types.
• Description of equipment monitoring tools and techniques.
• Description of basic operating controls and techniques.

Lesson 5: Start Up and Shut Down
• Description of function testing and start up preparations.
• Description of warm up and start up techniques.
• Description of proper engine shut down.

Lesson 6: General Operations
• Description of shovel cycle and phases of completion.
• Explanation of how to travel and relocate a shovel.
• Description of loading and load placement for optimal productivity and safety.

Final Exam – 35 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 safely? 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: 1.5 hour + final test
Number of test questions: 35
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
  • Safe Operation
  • Pre-use Inspection
  • Machine Controls
  • Start Up and Shut Down
  • General Operations
  • Final Exam
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed