Container Handler

Container Handler Training – Course Details

It is envisaged that by the end of the container handler training course the trainee operator will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and
    their responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to
    be used.
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their
    functions.
  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their
    functions.
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative
    requirements.
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine.
  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely.
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and unladen, over
    varying terrain, rough ground, inclines, in open and confined areas.
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area.
  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry
    out lifting and load handling tasks.
  • Carry out lifting and load handling tasks.
  • Lift and transfer loads accurately and safely at different locations.
  • Load and unload external transport safely.
  • Fit, adjust and or remove attachments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for
    machine transportation.
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.