Silver Series:

Roller Compactor - Operation & Safety

In the mining industry and on construction sites, the Roller Compactor stands out for its ruggedness and utility. It has tremendous power to compact dirt, gravel and stone better than other types of equipment. It's tough to beat the Roller Compactor for this type of work.

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Roller Compactor - Operation & Safety is part of VISTA's growing family of VISTA Silver Series Equipment Operator Training programs are 1-2 hours in length, delivered via the web and ideal for new operator training as well as refresher training.

The content of this program is focused on these key areas:

Lesson 1 - Introduction:This lesson outlines uses of the roller compactor and why it is important. Trainees will learn operator responsibility and awareness as well as the importance of the operator's manual.

Lesson 2 - Getting to Know Your Roller Compactor: This lesson describes the main components of the roller compactor, as well as important controls and alarms that operators must use and be aware of. .

Lesson 3 - Pre-use and Post-use inspection: Pre-use and Post-use Inspection: Inspection is an important aspect to maintaining a safe work environment for operators and other workers, which is why this lesson covers each part of the roller compactor's inspection in depth. Trainees will understand how to identify areas with broken or missing parts before and after use.

Lesson 4 - Operation & Safety: This lesson describes everything the trainee will need to know about starting the machine and then safely monitoring gauges, steering, and stopping/parking.

Lesson 5 - Operating Tasks: This final lesson explains how to establish a work pattern for a typical compacting job, using a leveling blade, basics of vibratory compacting, monitoring soil compaction, refueling, how to avoid roll-over accidents, compacting on an incline and how to help ensure your work site is safe. This lesson also outlines some of the common tasks a roller compactor operator will be faced with, ranging from operating on a slope, leveling, perimeter passes.

The roller compactor is a relatively simple production machine, but it requires a lot of care when operating in sometime less than ideal conditions. Don't leave roller compactor operator training to chance. Invest in this program today, to ensure that your operators learn the best practices for safe, productive operation.

Trainers: Why not use this Silver Series training program to provide your trainees with a valuable foundation of equipment and safety knowledge before you start classroom or field training?


Recommended Prerequisite(s): Heavy Equipment - Intro & Safety, Heavy Equipment - Pre-Use Inspection
Estimated length of training program: 1 hour + final test
Number of test questions: 19
Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes, with person's name, date and test score
Incorrect Question Feedback report: Yes
Language: English
Narration: Yes

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