HRETDs trench compactor operations training course details
trench compactors
SAQA unit standard: 14567
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  02 (7 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Four learners
Novice training duration: Two days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs trench compactor operations training course details
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Included in this mutimedia training programme Remote controlled and ready for action, trench compactors are a unique breed of machinery requiring specialised skills. HRETD's "Operate Trench Compactors" course is designed to provide you with those exact skills, covering topics such as operational controls, maintenance checks, and safety procedures.

Hands-on training sessions allow participants to gain practical experience in trench compactor operations. The focus lies on mastering remote controls, understanding soil types for effective compaction, and maintaining safety protocols to mitigate on-site risks. Real-world scenarios are employed to ensure that you are adept at using trench compactors in a range of work environments.

Upon successful completion of the course, a CETA-accredited certification will be issued, attesting to your proficiency in operating trench compactors. This makes you a valuable asset for any construction or utility project that involves trench work, elevating both your skill set and the overall safety standards of the operation.

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Course content

Introduction trench compactors

We look at the history of design and function of trench compactors, how and why they are used, and the importance of safety

Legislative and regulative requirements for a compactor and its operator

We go through the OHS Act and relevant legislation regarding the operation and safety of a trench compactor, along with maintaining the equipment and keeping co-workers safe. The relevant regulations are explained.

Component familiarisation and basic mechanical appreciation

We take a look at the main components and workings of a compactor, how they all fit together and how they co-operate to achieve the right output.

Maintenance and inspection of compactors

We look at the checks to be done before startup and after shutdown, as well as preventative maintenance and servicing. We then move on to refueling procedures and then maintaining a logbook.

Operational interface of trench compactors

We examine the gauges, warning devices, switches, controls, pedals and other instruments which the operator will be interacting with.

Protection of the self and others

We look at the general principles of safety, the required precautions and personal protective equipment requirements.

Preparations for use

We look at how to plan the work activity and prepare the work area for use

Using the trench compactor

We take learners through the operating techniques, manoeuvring and the use of attachments with an emphasis on safety and efficiency.

Transporting a trench compactor to site

We go over the transportation and documentation requirements for supplying the work area with a trench compactor.

Professional operator attitude

We promote an attitude among the learners that stresses the importance taking responsibility for safety, communication requirements, punctuality and timeous action, as well as knowledge of company standard operating requirements.

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 14567: Use a small self propelled compactor to compact material.

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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