This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct tip truck operations sometimes also known as a dump truck in the resources and infrastructure industries.
It applies to those working in supervisory and technical specialist roles. They generally work under minimal supervision to undertake a broad range of skilled applications in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.
Students will attain the practical application and knowledge required to operate a tipper truck which is sometimes also known as a dump truck including:
Plan and prepare for tip truck operations
Access, interpret and apply documentation required to conduct tip truck operations
Carry out prestart, start-up, park and shutdown according to workplace procedures
Manage engine power, ensure the efficiency of truck movements, and minimise strain on the engine, driveline and gears according to manufacturer specifications
Coordinate engine power with gear selection, ensure smooth transition and operation within torque range according to manufacturer specifications
Load, transport and tip materials
Position tip truck at load and discharge points with a minimum of manoeuvre
Carry out smooth and controlled tip truck movements including the raising and lowering of the tray according to manufacturer specifications
Ensure weight and distribution of load are assessed for the type of material and size of the vehicle within vehicle capacity according to manufacturer specifications
Maintain safety and security of load, including load cover requirements, from loading site to discharge site according to manufacturer specifications
Discharge load on the slope and/or over face at the fill site
Dump and spread the material evenly according to workplace procedures
Clear, lower and secure tray before resuming travel
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