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Start-of-Shift Activities Self evaluation Am I rested Can I  keep my mind on the work today Am I drug and alcohol free Check in/Tag in Change clothes Get W-65 Conduct visual examination Seal and dents Get CSE SR-100 Check indicators Conduct visual examination Seal and dents Obtain PPE Metacarpal Gloves Safety glasses Hearing protection Metatarsal safety shoes Leather boots strongly recommended Respirator Reflective material on clothing Hard hat Get spotter Check battery Zero out Obtain tools Hammer Channel locks Cresent wrench 6" flat screw driver Obtain supplies Bits Inserts Bit clips Drill steel Drill wrenches Reflectors Dust filters Rope hangers Meet with foreman Discuss roof control plan Bolted/unbolted areas Attend safety talk Talk with previous shift bolter operator or check white board Supplies Condition of roof Condition of bolting machine Maintenance needed on roof bolter Test holes Entry width Enter the mine Get on mantrip Put on safety glasses Ensure everyone is seated before mantrip moves Ensure mantrip had been pre-oped Ensure clearance is granted Arrive at workplace Exit mantrip Conduct work place examination Observe for mobile equipment Check for bad top Check for cracks, loose rock, taking on weight, water Check for loose ribs Start at corner of last open crosscut Check for cracks Check for brows Check for sloughage Look for uneven bottom Undulation Check for slip/trip hazards Look for crib blocks, rock, banding material, cable, bolts Check ventilation Check fly pads Check line curtains Check for damaged bolts and bolt spacing Visually inspect roof bolter cable Check for flat places Check for torn jacket Ensure cable is hung properly Insulated hangers Insulated wire Correct and/or report any unsafe conditions Conduct work place examination Repeat examination for each cut bolted Observe for mobile equipment Check for unsupported and bad top Check for cracks, loose rock, taking on weight, water Scale loose top with slate bar, if necessary Spot bolt any area that can't be scaled Check for loose ribs Start at corner of last open crosscut Cracks Brows Sloughage Support or scale any loose ribs Look for uneven bottom Check for slip/trip hazards Check ventilation before tramming through Check fly pads and line curtains Curtain must be maintained within two rows of bolts at all times until it is within 10' of the face Avoid standing behind line curtain Check for methane with spotter 1' from face/roof/rib If magnet on head of miner is not used you must use a probe Check for damaged bolts and wide bolt spacing Correct and/or report any unsafe conditions Ensure reflectors are installed on second row of bolts from face Conduct dust parameter exam Energize machine Check dust boxes seals filters latches Check water boxes Check suction on drill head Check cut ventilation Report completion of exam to foreman Foreman is required to record Pre-op on Roof Bolter Ensure everyone is clear of the red zone Check fire suppression Check panic strip Check operational controls Make sure levers don't overlap or stick and proper "C" clips Check boom up/down/rotation, foot jack, swing control, canopy jack, fast feed, torque valve, and boom extend Check Tram controls Deck Make sure levers don't overlap or stick and proper "C" clips Check front lift Check rear lift Check cable reel take-up Check panic strip Check right and left tram controls Check foot control Inch Tram Make sure levers don't overlap or stick and proper "C" clips Check the ATRS functions, ATRS up and down, ATRS extend, ATRS front lift, ATRS beam extend, and right and left tram controls Check lights Check bolts/pins on canopies Check slate bar Check grease gun Check for probe Check for torque wrench Check for pre-op sticker Look for hydraulic fluid leaks Untitled Tramming Communicate to others before starting roof bolter Verbally Get out of the red zone before restarting bolter Hang cable and tie off at last open break Use existing roof bolt Walk to and examine new work area Ensure gas test is taken before tramming bolter to the face Ensure quality work place exam is conducted Ensure proper ventilation is provided Tram bolter to next work place Swing booms in Raise booms Raise up foot jacks Lower boom canopies Ensure front of machine is off the bottom and the rear of the machine is not in the top Ensure the ATRS is lowered Disengage the reel valve Allow the cable to free spool, if necessary Make sure all levers in deck are centered Tramming bolter from inch tram controls Engage the diversion valve Push valve down from deck Locate last row of bolts Inch tram forward to last row of bolts Off side operator must be at least two rows of bolts back Extend ATRS boom out Extend ATRS beam out Set ATRS against roof Engage inch tram diversion valve to begin drilling Drill test holes Drill test hole at least 1 foot deeper than the length of bolts installed Review approved roof control plan and/or  mine policy for exact location of test holes Watch for steel to jump This comes with experience Look, listen, and feel for changes in the roof This comes with experience Measure test hole Drag tip of tape measure against side of hole while withdrawing Catches with the tip of the tape measure indicates separation or cracks Mark test hole Depth Person who drilled the test hole Paint test hole Leave test hole open Determine the length of bolts All bolts must anchor in at least 1 foot of solid roof at the end of the bolt Notify section foreman to determine supplemental support if you are unsure Drilling and installing roof bolts Advance bolter 4 foot  from last row of bolts Set ATRS Refer to drilling test hole Swing booms out no more than 4 foot from rib Use 48" roof bolt to measure distance Use marked drill steel Set foot jack Set canopy Do not pressurize canopy against top Examine roof Sight and sound, at each drill hole location  Place starter steel in drill pod Hands off drill steels are used Keep body from over the boom Raise boom, put steel against the roof, begin rotation and up pressure to the right depth of the hole Look, listen and feel Discuss up pressure and rotation with trainee Drop boom and add pusher to finish depth of hole to same length of bolt Discuss methods of extracting steel from hole Get resin Get bolt and plate Insert resin into hole Insert bolt with plate Push bolt up with boom within 1 inch of top of roof Rotate 3 to 8 seconds Rotation 35 revolutions This mixes the resin Push bolt and plate against roof Hold until resin sets up Follow manufacturer's directions Drop boom Keep body from under boom Swing boom in 4 to 5 feet Repeat drilling process Torque first and third bolt on the first row installed Use torque wrench Refer to roof control plan for torque specs and report torques that do no meet the minimum requirement Torque second and fourth bolt on the fourth row than alternate every four rows after If you follow this sequence, you check the mandatory 10 percent of all bolts installed Make gas test with probe Before entering work place Every 20 minutes thereafter Advance line curtain as bolting progresses up to the second line of roof bolts outby Bolt as close to face as possible Place reflectors/streamers on second row of roof bolts outby the face Clean dust box every second cut In the last open line of breaks Wear respirator Keep air at your back Remove pan and dump on ground Clean filter Service roof bolter Grease pot Grease leveling arm Grease swing arm End of shift activities Report conditions to foreman or next bolt crew Problems Supplies Things that was done to correct problems Hang reflectors Properly dispose of damaged resin Move the machine to the last open crosscut De-energize machine if necessary Go to mantrip, do a head count Tag out Place methane spotter on charger Place cap light on charger Make notations on white board as needed Go home