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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.

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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
• Operator training

Lesson 2: Safe Operation
• Operator preparation
• Safety and compliance
• Approaching the shovel and assessing risks in area

Lesson 3: Pre-use Inspection
• Identification of the components, uses and location on a shovel
• Overall inspection and equipment area safety
• Step-by-step pre-use inspection of a hydraulic shovel

Lesson 4: Machine Controls
• Identification of controls in two common hydraulic shovel types
• Equipment monitoring tools and techniques
• Basic operating controls and techniques

Lesson 5: Start-up and Shutdown
• Function testing and start up preparations
• Warm up and start up techniques
• Proper engine shut down

Lesson 6: General Operations
• Shovel cycle and phases of completion
• Traveling and relocating a shovel
• 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 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: 1.5 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