The purpose of this standard is to give the Hire Service technician the required skills and knowledge to safely complete inspections and conduct service and routine repairs on small plant - micro excavators and dumpers.
Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act - hire companies have broad responsibilities for the safety of the products they hire out. This includes (so far as reasonably practicable) pre-hire testing and inspection to ensure continued safety, and the provision of information.
Nomenclature - names of different components of diggers and dumpers
Pre-use Checks - Will understand all controls and be able to conduct basic checks before equipment is operated; will understand risk assessments; identify correct PPE for task and create a safe working area / zone off operating area
Plant operation - will know safe start up and operation procedures for moving excavators and dumpers into wash-bay / workshop and be able to operate machines on a set course in a safe manner - both dumper and digger
Inspection - Following clean-down, be able to identify components to be inspected according to manufacturer schedules and carry out visual inspections, recording using correct terminology items which may require attention.
Basic servicing - knowledge training will cover all aspects of lubrication, cooling and filters and the technician will be able to conduct safe oil change procedures, level checking and top-ups and dispose of oils, rags and used filters according to employer environmental waste disposal procedures
Fault diagnosis - will have sufficient knowledge to successfully diagnose common faults and be able to fault find on actual machinery including fuel and ignition faults. Will use of ISO schematics and symbols to identify components – e.g. track motors, rotary coupling etc.
Repairs - be able to review risk assessments and describe hazards and controls to be used for conducting repairs including safe jump start procedures and carry out complete track removal, idler / recoil inspection and track refitting.
Record keeping - know what records need to be completed, how and when and then complete records for practical repair work carried out above. Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work Act - companies have broad responsibilities for the safety of the products they hire out. This includes (so far as reasonably practicable) pre-hire testing and inspection to ensure continued safety, and the provision of information.