HRETDs scraper training course details
 
Operate scrapers
SAQA unit standard: 262710
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  02 (12 credits)
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Maximum learners per group: Five learners
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Novice training duration: Five days
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Re-certification training duration: One day
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Operating scrapers
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Quality in-service training solutions for mining and industry in the SACD region
HRETD offers training in the SADC regions and beyond
PO Box 4252, The Reeds, Centurion 0158
Tel: +27(0)12 661 6721 Cell: +27(0)78 389 5248
Email: info@hretd.co.za
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earth moving plant
Articulated dump trucks
Concrete dumpers
Excavators
Face shovels
Front end loaders
Graders
Rigid dump trucks
Scrapers
Skid steer loaders
TLBs
Track type dozers
Tractors
Wheeled dozers
Construction plant
Scaffolding
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Workshop & powertools
Landscaping tools
Included in this mutimedia training programme The scraper course is designed for both novice and experienced operators who may be expected to operate a scraper while performing their daily duties.

A learner accredited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the functions of the scraper and the start-up, shutdown and operating procedures for the machine.

Entry requirments

Candidates must have a grade 7 certificate or equivalent qualification.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of scraper training, feel free to contact our skills development advisor for more information.


Earthmoving and construction operations

Each learner will recieve

Scraper operator training

Earth moving plant operations training


Course content

Introduction

We explain what a scraper is, list a few different makes of scrapers, explain the scraper’s functions, list different types of PPE and explain why PPE is so important.

Scraper components and structure

We identify the different components found on a scraper, the external and internal components of a typical scraper engine, explain the difference between petrol and diesel engines and we discuss how the following components function - hydraulic system, electrical system, braking system, power train, cooling system and tyres.

Gauges and warning devices

We explain the different types of gauges, warning devices, the different warning levels found on electronic and computer monitoring systems and identify the different symbols found on electronic and computer monitoring systems.

Scraper controls

We explain why the operator’s compartment must be kept clean, neat and tidy, the function of the floor pedals, direction control function, steering control and the implementation of control functions.

Scraper checks

We list and explain why the operator must perform and complete different machine checks and explain how to stop, shut down and park the machine.

General scraper safety

We explain who is responsible for the operator and machine’s safety and list general and site safety rules.

Scraper operating techniques

We explain how to perform all the basic scraper operations safely, list the different operating techniques; explain what the different engine smoke colours indicate, why intermittent revving is not desired and how to start a cold engine.

Transporting the scraper

We explain how to safely load the scraper onto a transporter, what aspects to check for while loading and off-loading the scraper, how to off-load the scraper from the transporter and how to position and secure the scraper on the transporter.

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, as well as a practical application assessment is conducted, and the learner is found competent, and if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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CETA accreditedTraining programme accreditation

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard number 262747 and Department of Labour requirments, and the Namibian Training Autority.

HRETD certification policy

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard number 262747 and Department of Labour requirments, and the Namibian Training Autority.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.
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