HRETDs pan compactor operations training course details
Operate and maintain
pan compactors
SAQA unit standard: Part of SAQA 119076
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  Not applicable
Maximum learners per group: Four learners
Novice training duration: One day
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs pan compactor operations training course details
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Crane operations
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Earthmoving plant
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Included in this mutimedia training programme Lthe ground and elevate your skillset with HRETD's "Operate Pan Compactors" course. Specifically tailored for individuals in the construction or earthmoving sectors, this program covers everything from machine operation and maintenance to soil compaction techniques.

Through hands-on training, participants will master the controls, functionalities, and safety measures associated with pan compactors. The course emphasizes real-world scenarios, offering practice sessions in machine pre-checks, navigation, and efficient soil compaction, ensuring you are job-ready.

Completion of the course leads to a CETA-accredited certification, validating your proficiency in operating pan compactors safely and efficiently. This course is instrumental for any professional aiming to specialise in earthmoving operations, contributing to higher productivity and lower accident rates on the job site.

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Pan compactor training

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Course content

Demonstrate knowledge of technology to compact material

The technology of using a small self-propelled compactor is explained and demonstrated. The importance of optimum moisture content is explained. The concept of density is explained. The concept of testing density by sand replacement and hydro-density meter is explained.

Plan work activity

Job instructions are interpreted correctly and a sequence of operations is determined. All tools and attachments required for the work activity are selected and checked to be functional and ready for use. The purpose of selecting specific tools and attachments is explained. Alternative or complementary equipment is identified. Appropriate pre-operational machine checklist is acquired. The purpose of checklists is explained. All Personal Protective Equipment required for the work activity is selected and checked to be adequate for the task. The importance of checking Personal Protective Equipment is explained. Affected parties are informed and liaised with. The consequences of not liaising with the appropriate parties are explained.

Plan work activity

Work area is inspected and prepared. Reasons for inspections and preparation are defined. Procedures to be followed to ensure the safety of the work area are described. The consequences of not correctly using Personal Protective Equipment are explained.

Compact material

Machine is moved to required work area. Machine is positioned for specific operation. Consequences of incorrectly positioning machine are explained. Activities are performed according to manufacturer's operating procedures and job requirements in order to maximise the life span of components. Consequences of not following correct sequences are explained. Unexpected circumstances are dealt with. Safe working procedures are followed. Consequences of unsafe acts are explained.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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Training programme accreditation

This training programme is aligned to the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 119076: Use and maintain small plant and equipment on a construction site.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid for a period outlined in policy of the company they are employed by, or the policy of the company their employer is sub-contracted to. If unspecified the default validity will be set at two years in line with South African industry norms.

SAQA credits allocation

In addition to being certified competent, candidate who have completed the required notional hours, and if enrolment procedures have been adhered to, will receive the allocated contributing credits towards an applicable national qualification, as well as a statement of results.

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