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Empty Container Handler

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Empty Container Handler

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

The scope of the training is to provide the necessary knowledge to handle and operate the empty container handler (ECH) in order to handle and move empty containers in a safe and productive way.

Number of Participants: Maximum of 2

Duration: 5 Days

Location: Onsite

Training Content

General ECH technical knowledge

ECH daily maintenance – pre use check up

Stacking containers in a safe way

Stacking 2 containers in 1 move

Stacking empty containers 6 and 7 high

Using the safety clamps

Stability of the ECH

Risk detection and safety

Safety regulation of the terminal

Practical Initiation

How to operate the ECH

Control panel

Brake Test

Safety instructions

Combination driving and operating joystick

Working with the ECH

Driving with the ECH

Approaching a container

Use of safety clamps

Hoisting an empty container

Centre the spreader

Anticipating with the driving surface to absorb ECH movements
Driving and turning in a tire-saving way

Further Info

Lifting and lowering empty containers
  • Positioning of container in view of stability
  • Safe driving – safety level visibility
  • How to stack containers one high

 

Stacking Empty Containers 2 and 3 High
  • Positioning spreader in view of corner pockets
  • Order of manoeuvring (safety height before side movement or rotation)
Stacking Empty Containers 4 and 5 High
  • Anticipating changed stability of vehicle
  • Anticipating underground before stacking five high
  • Operating the joy stick (alternated handling commands)

 

Stacking Empty Containers 6 and 7 High
  • Anticipating changed stability of vehicle
  • Anticipating underground before stacking 7 high
  • Operating the joy stick (alternated handling commands)
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    Location

    Bracetown Business Park,
    Clonee,
    Dublin 15