Post Drivers

1 Day

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone wishing to undertake training in the safe operation of Post Driver machines in the work place.

Course Aim

To provide delegates with an understanding of the hazards and risks associated with incorrect procedures when operating Post Drivers. To have a working knowledge of various manoeuvring techniques of the vehicle.

Course Content

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal plant components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Undertake all pre-use plant equipment checks.
  • Configure and ready for travel.
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground.
  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces.
  • Position, configure and set for driven works.
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Comply with signals and instructions.
  • Maintain safe working situations.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

Training Methods

The above topics will be completed for the Post Driver course whether practically or theoretically where applicable and where customer site facilities provided allow. A practical and theoretical test will be completed by each delegate to confirm their knowledge and ability to operate safely where facilities allow.

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