• Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

The version control will be maintained by the SHEQ team and is controlled via the Safety Equipment Inspections Document 2073838157-15.

  • Make/Model of machine:

Hazard identification

  • Make an assessment of the area ?

  • What action must be taken if you identify a hazard in your workplace ?

  • Develop a plan of how the task is to be completed ?

Control hazards

  • Take appropriate measures to safeguard personnel and machinery ?

Pre-Start inspection

  • Check for "Out of Service" and "Personal Danger Tags"

  • Check machine is isolated

  • Visually check underneath machine for any leaks

  • Check condition of tyres

  • Check handrails/steps for damage and cleanliness

  • Check wheel nuts are not missing and are not loose

  • Pivot pins are secure and retaining plates/bolts are present

  • Check hydraulic oil level

  • Check grease lines and nipples for damage

  • Check all lift cylinders for damage and leakage

  • Check the bucket and GET

  • Check fire extinguisher date and charge

Boarding procedure

  • Maintain three points of contact, facing the machine

  • Close door securely

Operators compartment

  • Adjust seat/mirrors and fit seat belt

  • Correctly identify all controls and state their function

  • Ensure hazard warning lights are functioning correctly

Starting the engine

  • Ensure park brake is applied

  • Ensure all implement controls are in neutral

  • Check transmission is in neutral

  • Turn ignition on and test the instrument panel

  • Use correct horn signal for start up

  • Start the engine

  • Allow engine to idle and check for warning signals

Control function test

  • Check bucket, lift and dump operation

  • Test park brake

  • Use correct horn signals for moving off in forwards/reverse

  • Test steering (whilst moving)

  • Test foot brakes and hydrostatic clutch

Machine Operation

  • Approach stockpile with bucket at correct angle

  • Raise and crowd bucket as necessary to prevent wheelspin

  • Apply sufficient power to penetrate material

  • Ensure loader is not articulated when loading the bucket

  • Spread the load evenly and back blade to even out high spots

  • Check over shoulders and use mirrors before reversing

Truck loading

  • Position the truck correctly for efficient and safe loading

  • Ensure ground is level and clear of debris

  • Shake of excess material before leaving the stockpile

  • Keep the bucket low when travelling

  • Approach truck in a straight line (not articulated)

  • Raise bucket enough to clear truck body

  • Ensure loader tyres do not contact truck

  • Evenly distribute the load into the truck body

Park up and shut down

  • Park machine in a safe location, on firm and level ground

  • Lower attachments to ground

  • Apply the park brake and hydraulic lock

  • Place transmission in neutral

  • Allow engine to idle before shutting down

  • Dismount the machine safely

  • Secure machine and isolate

  • Walk around the machine looking for any new defects

VOC Outcome

  • Is candidate competent to operate

  • Further training required ?

  • Any restrictions ?

  • Candidate name:

  • Date:

  • Assessor:

  • Date:

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