Shunter

Course Details Shunter

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training 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 an 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.
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturer’s and legislative
    requirements.
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Shunter Vehicle use.
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area.
  • Prepare the Shunter Vehicle for use and operate machinery safely and efficiently.
  • Attach and set trailers ready for operation.
  • Environmental considerations.
  • Transport and uncouple Shunter Vehicle attachments.
  • Carry out all end of work and shut down procedures.