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There have been big improvements over recent years in reducing the number and rate of injuries to construction workers. However, a number of serious equipment related injuries still occur every year on building sites, quarries, and other industries in Ireland. These can be devastating for individuals and families. FITAC conduct training and instruction on all types of construction equipment from small site dumpers to Artic Dumpers.

Loading Shovel

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Loading Shovel

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

Course Aim

To give the course participants the knowledge and skills needed for the safe and effective operation of a Bulldozer

Course Objectives

Carry out pre-start inspection.

Operate safely under varying site conditions.

Carry out minor adjustments and routine service.

Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.

Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Course Summary

Introduction to machine

Relevant regulations/legislation

Pre-start inspections/maintenance

General driving (including inclines)

Vehicle loading

Use of 4 in 1 bucket (if applicable)

Controls and instruments

Excavating from bank/stockpile

Daily and routine maintenance

Cleaning of working area

Stockpiling and leveling

Deep and shallow excavations

Skid Steer Loader

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Skid Steer Loader

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide Skid Steer Loader training course participants with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to enable them to pick up and move loads in confined spaces in a safe manner.

Course Objectives

Discuss how weight distribution affects skid-steer loader steering and stability

Explain the difference between Tipping Load and Rated Operating Capacity

Have an understanding of the hydrostatic transmission

Explain why maintenance is an important factor for safe, efficient, and productive operation

Identify the controls and their functions as well as the loader’s safety features

Explain the reason for changing attachments and the use of the Bob-Tach system

Know the fundamentals of safe maneuvering, traveling, and working with the attachment

Excavate to various depths and formations and reinstate ground.

Know the fundamentals of efficient maneuvering, traveling, and working with the attachment

Course Summary

Introduction

Safety Awareness

Checklist for components

Controls and Instructions of use

Carry out all pre-use and running checks

Hydraulic Inspection

Maintenance

Electric Systems

Load various types of materials into receptacles, i.e. vehicles, hoppers, skips etc.

180° Back Hoe Excavator

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180° Back Hoe Excavator/Loader (JCB)

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

Course Aim

To give the course participants the knowledge and skills needed for the safe and effective operation of a 180° Back Hoe Excavator.

Course Objectives

Safely use quick hitch.

Lift and deposit loads.

Use ancillary attachments (forks).

Carry out a pre-start inspection.

Operate safely under varying site conditions.

Carry out minor adjustments and routine service.

Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.

Excavate to various depths and formations and reinstate ground.

Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Course Summary

Refueling procedures

Road Traffic Act

Loading vehicles

Relevant legislation/regulations

Travelling on inclines

Lift and move basic slung loads

Doze, scrape, clam and shovel

Configure machine for road travel

Forming stock piles

Pre-start inspections/maintenance

Introduction to machine

Controls and instruments

Excavate to levels

Back-filling and leveling

CSCS Theory Test Preparation

Repositioning of Backhoe

Road Roller

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Road Roller

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

Course Aim

To give the course participants the knowledge and skills needed for the safe and effective operation of a Road Roller.

Course Objectives

Compact on inclines.

Site and operate machine safely in response to given tasks.

Recognise defects and hazards that affect road roller motions.

Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.

Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.

Demonstrate an understanding of compaction, frequency and amplitude.

Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Course Summary

Compact around radius

Relevant regulations/legislation

Emergency controls

Introduction to machine

Controls and instruments

Limitations of use

Refueling procedures

Pre-start inspection/maintenance

Set the roller for compaction duties

Maneuver in confined areas using forward and reverse direction

Compact different materials to given instructions

Compact up to supported and unsupported edges

Procedures when compacting on inclines

CSCS Theory Test Preparation

Bulldozer

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Bulldozer

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

Course Aim

To give the course participants the knowledge and skills needed for the safe and effective operation of a Bulldozer

Course Content

Carry out pre-start inspection.

Operate safely under varying site conditions.

Carry out minor adjustments and routine service.

Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.

Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Introduction to machine

Relevant regulations/legislation

Pre-start inspections/maintenance

Controls and instruments

Form stockpiles from excavations

Slot dozing

Leveling

Course Summary

Incline work

Optimum doze range

Excavate/side cast and spread material

Re-instatement

Feathering out

Edge work (including coming off)

Road coal (if applicable)

Road hopper (if applicable)

Teleporter

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Teleporter

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

This Course is suitable if you have received no formal Instruction. If you already have experience operating a Telescopic Handler we offer a short duration course to enable you to refresh and update your skills.

Overview

This course will give you foundation training and assessment in operating and maintaining telescopic handlers through a combination of classroom based tutorials and practical instruction.

Course Content

Operate the machine for all normal tasks

Decide whether a particular load is safe to lift

Carry out routine servicing procedures and maintenance as necessary, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions

Know how the machine works and the maintenance requirements involved

Understand the effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability

Know how to load, store and transport representative materials

Understand the basic construction of pallets

360 Excavator

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360 Excavator

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

This course is for anyone who requires training in operating a 360° Tracked Excavator.

It is suitable if you have received no formal instruction. If you wish to refresh your skills, we offer a short duration course.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to operate and maintain a 360° Tracked Excavator safely.

The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training.

Course Content

Operate the excavator 360° tracked safely and productively

Fit and operate ancillary equipment

Site the machine safely and efficiently


Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures

Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine

Follow all necessary safety precautions

Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles

Be aware of the necessary routine adjustments and service procedures, and carry them out

Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment.

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