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.
Overall Course Specifications:
Estimated length of training program: 1 hour + final test
Number of test questions: 38
Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes
Final Exam Feedback report: Yes
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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
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
Although we recommend that you take the following prerequisite courses, this course is suitable for anyone with an interest in equipment operation and safety.
- Recommended prerequisite courses:
- Heavy Equipment – Introduction and Safety
- Heavy Equipment – Pre-Use Inspection.
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