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768C Water Truck

768C Water Truck
Start of shift activities (Duty 1) Pre-Operational Activities (Duty 2) Water Truck Loading (Duty 3) Water the Roads (Duty 4) End of Shift Activities (Duty 5) Unusual Events (Duty 6)
1. Start of shift activities (Duty 1)
Self assessment
Lack of sleep
Under influence of drug/alcohol
Medical conditions
Personal problems
Emotional status
Arrive at job site
Receive briefing from foreman on job site and receive equipment assignments
Specific work orders
Task schedule
Work area and conditions
Meet with previous shift to discuss job conditions
Weather, road conditions, etc.
2. Pre-Operational Activities (Duty 2)
Obtain necessary tools and equipment
Flashlight, rags, gloves and required PPE
Observe for any unusual conditions
Check if truck is setting level
Check for body damage
Approach the ladder
Inspect the ladder/steps for defects
Climb the ladder/steps
Maintain 3-point contact
Show video
Use best practice cards
Enter the cab
Ensure parking brake is set and dash indicator light is working
Explain parking brake markings
Hand brake is not the parking brake
Ensure selector lever is in neutral position and indicator light on dash is working
Show photo of shifting tower
Turn off master switch
Remove key and put in pocket
Explain why key is in your pocket
Dismount from the truck
Maintain 3-point contact
Show video
Use best practice cards
Conduct walk around inspection
Inform the trainee of the importance of the walk around including hazards associated with work area
Begin on left front side of truck (proceed inspection toward left rear of truck)
Check left front tire for cracks and seals for leakage, tread separation, side wall and cord damage
Refer to MSHA Tire and Rim Awareness booklet
Visually check lug nuts
Make sure they are not loose, cracked, or missing
Visually check rims for cracks and bends
Check hydraulic/transmission tank for leaks and that mounting bolts are secure
Check hydraulic/transmission tank level
Explain sight glass markings and operating levels
If levels are low, contact maintenance
Check transmission and lines for leakage
Check water tank mounting bolts
Check left rear tires for cracks and seals for leakage, tread separation, side wall and cord damage
Visually check rims for cracks and bends
Visually check lug nuts
Make sure they are not loose, cracked, or missing
Refer to MSHA Tire and Rim Awareness booklet
Check water tank for leaks or damage
Check left side water nozzle
Check rear end of truck
Check rear frame for cracks and bends
Check rear suspension cylinder for mounting bolts and leakage
Explain suspension cylinder for equal height
CAUTION: If not correct height, contact maintenance immediately
Check rear light assembly for damage
Check back-up alarm (visually)
Check water pump for leaks
Check spray nozzles
Check hydraulic lines to water pump for damage or leaks
Check hose reel to ensure hose is secured on hose reel
Check the rock ejectors between your rear tires
Explain the use of rock ejectors
Check right rear side of truck
Check right rear tires for cracks and seals for leakage, tread separation, side wall and cord damage
Visually check rim for cracks and bends
Visually check lug nuts
Make sure they are not loose, cracked or missing
Refer to MSHA Tire and Rim Awareness booklet
Check fuel tank and lines
Check fuel level gauge
Explain to trainee the purpose of checking fuel level
If fuel gauge is not operating contact maintenance or supervisor
Check for fuel leaks
Check for fuel cap
Make sure cap is on so fuel won't get contaminated and to maintain fuel pressure.
If no cap, get one or contact maintenance
Ensure fuel tank mounts are secure
Discuss spill kit procedures
Check right side frame for cracks
Check water tank for leaks and ensure it is secured to frame
Check right spray nozzle
Check front right tire for cracks and for seals leakage, tread separation, side wall and cord damage
Visually check rim for cracks and bends
Visually check lug nuts
Make sure they are not loose, cracked or missing
Refer to MSHA Tire and Rim Awareness booklet
Check belts, fan blades, and that all guards are in place and secure
This is a visual inspection only to secure that all parts and pieces are there
Notify maintenance of any defects
Check front of truck
Check radiator for leaks, damage, and build up of obstructions
Mud, paper, anything to restrict the air flow
Ensure headlights and parking lights are in place and not broken
Ensure ladders, handrails, and steps are in place and secure
Discuss 3-point contact
Check tie-rod ends
Grab tie-rod end and attempt to move by hand
If any movement, this is an out of service criteria
Inspect tie rods for proper lubrication
Check front struts to ensure they are secured
Check front struts for oil leakage
Notify maintenance if leakage has been detected
Mount truck via ladder
Maintain 3-point contact, show video, use best practice card
Check power steering tank for required level
Should be at or above sight glass level mark
Check exhaust system for cracks, holes, bends, leaks, and ensure it is secure
Inspect water cannon
Check the mounting
Ensure proper movement
Inspect air lines to cannon
Inspect radiator
Ensure all appropriate PPE is worn
Crack open ball valve with your foot (to relieve radiator pressure)
Caution: Explain pressure build up and temperature hazards
Make sure all pressure is removed from the radiator
Remove radiator cap
Components maybe hot
Check radiator for contamination and fluid level.
Fluid level must be 1" from the radiator top
All fluid should be checked with truck sitting on level ground
Install radiator cap and secure
Close the ball valve
To ensure pressure build up
Check engine oil level
Marking on dip stick: one side is for engine shut off and one side if engine is running
Check fire extinguisher mounted on deck
Explain fire extinguisher procedures
Check handrail for stability
Check and clean right side mirror
Check outside of cab for damaged windows
Explain window glass replacement policy
Check right side of cab door handles and hinges
Check catwalk for stability
Check outside rear view mirror
Check driver side door handles and hinges including straps
Explain the purpose of straps
Conduct in the cab inspection
Inspect the seat
Secure, clean, and functional
Check the seat belt conditions
Clean, frayed edges, operational condition
Install key in master switch and turn to on position
Check for unsecured items and cleanliness
Turn on ignition switch to first position
Explain ignition switch has two positions and don't want the engine to start at this time
Check emergency steering
Flip switch to engage (located left of steering column)
Ensure red light illuminates
Check indicating lights
All lights should work and buzzing noise should be heard
Turn on ignition switch to second position to start engine
Let engine warm up to build air, oil pressure, and water temperature
Air gauge pressure should be 105-120 lbs. for operating condition
Oil pressure and water temperature must show in the green
Check fire extinguisher in cab to ensure it is secured and maintained
Explain fire extinguisher procedures
Check mirrors and adjust if necessary
Check CB radio
Explain communication channels and radio protocol
Check horn
The horn is a foot switch
Check air wipers
Ensure parking brake is applied
Show fatalgrams of accidents that have occurred
Put the shifting lever in reverse
Check backup alarm by listening for the sound
Alarm must be audible above the surrounding noise levels. If the alarm can't be heard, notify the supervisor.
Put shifting lever into neutral after testing the alarm
Check heater and/or AC to ensure they are working
May need defroster
Turn headlights on
Dismount truck
Maintain 3-point contact, show video and use best practice cards
Outside walk-around (Engine Running)
Starting at the front of truck
Continuously observe the area for any obstacles or hazards around the area of the truck
Check to ensure the front headlights are working
Continuously listen for air leaks as you inspect around the truck
If air leaks are detected, do not move truck, contact maintenance
Look for any obvious leaks around and under the truck
If any leaks are observed, contact maintenance
Check the tail lights to ensure they are working
Notify maintenance of any defects
Fill out the pre-operational checklist
Supervisor will collect the checklist sometime during the shift
If there is a hazardous condition that was observed, contact your supervisor before operating truck
3. Water Truck Loading (Duty 3)
Water truck fill
Climb up the loading platform
Maintain 3-point contact, show video and use best practice cards
Look in the hatch to see if the tank needs to be filled
See "Water The Roads" Duty if tank is full
Water Loading
Ensure that the pipe is directly over the hatch
Open the gate valve slowly
Open the valve slowly because of the hammer affect
Observe the rising water level
Begin to slowly close the gate valve when the level gets approximately 3/4 full
Close the valve slowly because of the hammer affect
Close the valve when the water level gets to the bottom of the manhole
Close the valve slowly because of the hammer affect
Exit the walkway and proceed to the truck
Enter the truck cab
4. Water the Roads (Duty 4)
Enter the cab using ladder
Maintain 3-point contact
Show video
Use best practice cards
Adjust seat
Put on seat belt and adjust if necessary
Show fatalgrams
Engage front brake switch located to the left of the steering column, adjacent to the emergency steering switch
Explain why the brake is on and instructor should also show marking indicating on and off position
Engage the PTO
Has to be done at low RPM's; if not it could damage pump
Apply foot brake
Disengage parking brake
Select 1st gear
When fully loaded, utilize 1st gear only. Shift according to manufacture recommendations
Notify personnel that the water truck is leaving the water station (CB radio)
Explain the reason for communications
Look in the mirrors (left and right) to ensure the areas are clear
Discuss vehicle blind spots and show video
Look to the left and right of the roadway for oncoming traffic
Discuss fatalgrams
Blow the truck horn three times
To alert people that may be around the truck
Accelerate slowly in 1st gear
Avoid any jerking starts
Check foot brake (after truck is in motion)
Explain proper foot brake procedures
Verify that brakes are operating properly
Discuss and show fatalgrams
Release foot brake
Accelerate slowly in 1st gear
Avoid any jerking starts
Continue to accelerate and shift to 2nd gear prior to tachometer getting to the yellow mark
Use manufacturer recommendation
Continue to shift into the upper gears as above
Always maintain a safe speed. Always go down a grade in the same gear that you used to go up.
Ask coal yard where they need water
Notify yard loader operator that you are approaching area
Important to communicate your location
Open water valves
Explain the conditions that warrant the number of valves to be used. The amount and volume of water that is applied is determined by: weather, topography, road and traffic conditions i.e...haulage routes. When wetting the black top roads use all three rear bars to wash off the road.
In most cases, the roadways that have steep grades must only be spot wet.
Remain in radio contact with personnel at all times
Explain the reason for communications
Continue to strategically wet the roads until the truck is empty
Proceed to the water station (when truck is empty)
Notify the coal yard that you are approaching water station
Important to communicate your location
Pull into the coal yard
Apply foot brake and come to a complete stop
Shift into reverse only when the machine has stopped
Look for traffic and/or pedestrians in the mirror
Look to the left and the right for traffic
Announce on CB radio that you are backing across the road
Put into reverse
Let off of the foot brake
Accelerate slowly across the road toward and under the water station
Apply foot brake and stop when the rear tires are even with the markings on the ground
Put in neutral
Set parking brake
Disengage the PTO
Could cause equipment damage if PTO is not disengaged
Exit the cab
Maintain 3-point contact
Show video
Use best practice cards
Ensure that all PPE is worn
Check the condition of the planetary's
Put hand near the planetary to check the temperature. Do not touch the planetary because it may be extremely hot!
Refer to Water Truck Loading Duty to fill the truck
5. End of Shift Activities (Duty 5)
Park the water truck at the water station following the steps in the Water the Roads duty
Ensure that the truck is in neutral
Ensure that the parking brake is applied
Leave truck idling for at least 5 minutes for cool down
Explain cool down procedures
Turn off ignition switch
Turn off master switch
Ensure that key stays in the truck
Remove seat belt
Leave a note for the next operator if any truck condition warrants it
Exit cab
Ensure that all appropriate PPE is used
Maintain 3-points of contact
Show video
Use best practice cards
Ensure that the pipe is directly over the hatch
Re-position truck if pipe is not over the hatch
Proceed to the water valve
Turn water valve on to fill truck
Only fill approximately to 3/4 full when leaving after day shift and fill to capacity when leaving after night shift
Refer to water filling duties
Proceed to the field office
Turn in all paperwork
Leave mine safely
6. Unusual Events (Duty 6)
Tire Failure
Reduce speed
Maintain control of the steering wheel
Apply brakes
Use hand retarder or foot brake to stop as soon as possible
Safely pull off to the side of the road
Contact supervisor
Steering Failure
Engage the emergency steering switch
Located on the left side of the steering column (dash mounted)
Reduce speed by letting off of the accelerator
Apply brakes
Use hand retarder or foot brake to stop as soon as possible
Safely pull off to the side of the road (if possible)
Contact supervisor
Medical Emergency
Reduce speed
Maintain control of the steering wheel
Apply brakes
Use hand retarder or foot brake to stop as soon as possible
Safely pull off to the side of the road
Call for emergency assistance
Inform the trainee of the emergency medical procedures
Runaway truck
Let off accelerator to reduce speed
Activate all braking systems
Apply foot brake
Apply hand retarder
Apply parking brake
Use only at last resort
Locate nearest berm or ditch
Gradually steer truck into the berm or ditch
Continue to steer truck to straddle the berm and/or maintain steering into the ditch
Stop the truck as soon as possible
Notify supervisor
Validate the importance of staying in the safety of the cab. Show fatalgrams