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Pre-Op work area examination perform self assessment check mental condition check physical condition use personal protection equipment Approach Inspection check crawlers check wire ropes Check Sheaves Check Pendant Lines and boom Check Ground Conditions Check for loose, missing or broken parts check weather conditions check for fresh fluid leaks (coolant, oil, etc) check for signs of unknown activity check glass Daily Inspection check crawlers check car body check for cracks open drains for oil sumps to drain water check house rollers close air tank from the prior shift check if wire rope is spooling straight on drums check condition of wire rope check fairlead check condition of crane mats if used check the condition of the sheet metal check for obstructions in the tail swing area Pre Engine Start Open the door Check fire extinguisher Check fluid levels Check belts for tension Check chain guard Check fan shroud Check air compressor belt guard Check drum guards Check for lock out / tag out as applies Check control levers are in neutral position Check master clutch is disengaged Adjust throttle Start Engine turn key and start engine check for leaks permit/allow air pressure to build up to full operating pressure check oil pressure check for operators manual and load charts bring engine temperature up to a safe operating temperature engage master clutch check boom, hoist, and drag brakes and clutches lower boom to the ground set brakes and place levers in neutral position disengage master clutch inspect boom inspect bucket raise the boom set to desired boom angle dry the hoist and drag brakes raise bucket swing machine side to side to dry the swing clutches Pre Shift Meeting listen to supervisor instructions plan daily operations discuss any change in conditions participate in daily safety meeting Set Up to Dig examine the site mount dragline disengage travel dogs engage master clutch place boom at a proper angle for travel engage travel clutches travel onto the mats engage directional travel lock to prevent over travel toward excavation site ensure dragline is level Abnormal Conditions weather lightning wind precipitation caved in bank medical emergencies  malfunction of machine fire catastrophic machine failure Shut Down Procedures remove bucket out of water disengage travel locks check boom angle adjust boom angle for travel swing to the direction of travel move dragline into stable position swing dragline to position for safe cab access position bucket on ground or crib blocks engage all brakes disengage master clutch allow engine to cool down at idle speed shut off engine dismount engage travel locks drain air tank lubricate to manufacturer's specifications re-examine site Operation re-examine conditions determine the depth of the cut start working the cut monitor ground conditions continuously while digging monitor the dragline build and monitor stockpile prepare for shutdown