Hydraulic Shovel - Operation and Safety

8 modules


Course Length
2 hours

Edumine Courses

18 Mar 2021



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.


Vista Training

Duration: 2 Hours
Access: 90 Days
Category: Operations
Level: Specialize
Version:  v1.0.4H5






Overall Course Specifications:

Estimated length of training program: 1.5 hour + final test

Number of test questions: 35

Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes

Final Exam Feedback report: Yes


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Course Content

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


Learning Outcomes

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


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Safe Operation
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Pre-use Inspection
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Machine Controls
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Start-up and Shutdown
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General Operations
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