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Operate Mine Service Vehicle (Skid Steer & Backhoe) - RIIVEH306D

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to Operate mine service vehicle in Coal and Metalliferous mining and Extractive.

This unit is appropriate for those working in supervisory and technical specialist roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.


1. Plan and prepare for mine services vehicle operations
1.1 Access, interpret and apply mine service vehicle documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Receive, read, interpret and clarify work requirements/shift changeover details

1.3 Select appropriate type and capacity of equipment and/or attachments

1.4 Identify, address and report potential risks and hazards

1.5 Select personal protective equipment

1.6 Conduct equipment pre-start checks, ensure equipment is ready for operation

1.7 Identify, address and report environmental issues

1.8 Communicate with other personnel using approved communication methods

1.9 Adhere to emergency procedures, ensure safety of personnel, plant and equipment

2. Conduct mine service vehicle activities
2.1 Carry out start-up, park and shutdown procedures

2.2 Operate equipment within recommended speed, engine capability and limitations

2.3 Monitor equipment performance utilising appropriate indicators/gauges, maintain operating efficiency

2.4 Manoeuvre equipment, maximise efficiency and ensure safety of other equipment and personnel

3. Carry out operator maintenance
3.1 Conduct visual inspection and fault finding

3.2 Conduct routine operational servicing, ensure peak performance of equipment

4. Conduct housekeeping activities
4.1 Clean equipment

4.2 Clean and store attachments and other ancillary equipment

4.3 Complete written reports and records

Operate Mine Service Vehicle (Skid Steer & Backhoe)

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