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Duty 1: Start-of-Shift Activities Check in/Tag in Change clothes 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 cap lamp Get radio Conduct function test Obtain tools hammer nails and spads utility knife channel locks 6 or 8 inch adjustable wrench Meet w/foreman Discuss section activities Supplies Condition of section Condition of scoop Maintenance needed on scoop Attend safety talk Required company policy Discuss roof control plan Required company policy Enter the mine Ensure clearance is granted (track mines only) Get on mantrip Put on safety glasses Ensure mantrip has been pre-op'd Duty 2: Conduct section assessment Walk to feeder Check for excess spillage Priority to keep feeder area clean If dirty Pre-op scoop Refer to Pre-op Clean feeder If clean Continue on to bolter Check supplies on the bolter Look for shuttle cars at feeder Would indicate which side they are mining on if car on right side is gone, they are mining on the right side - indicates left side is free for cleanup, supplying, etc. Travel across section to the bolter (non working bolter) Note areas that need cleaned Check for bolter supplies  Check ventilation curtains, fly pads, stopping line Note locations of trailing cables A workplace exam will be conducted as you travel through the section.  Special attention will be given to the feeder, scoop park location, battery charging stations and any area where work is being done Duty 3: Conduct workplace exam Observe for mobile equipment Check for bad top Check for cracks, loose rock, taking on weight, water Check for loose ribs Check for cracks, brows and sloughage Look for uneven bottom Ledges and potholes Check for slip/trip hazards while walking Check ventilation Check fly pads and line curtains Check for damaged bolts Health and safety standard Note locations of trailing cables Correct and/or report any unsafe conditions Duty 4: Control Functions Stay in deck at all times while testing deck controls Give trainee adequate time to learn and practice these controls Use picture or diagram of deck controls to train Demonstrate the pump motor directional switch Flip down one click to "run", two down for "forward" and three down for "reverse" Must stop at "run" position first for pump motor to stop (time delay on pump) Tram pedal must be fully released for pump to start Demonstrate light switch function on/off switch lights change direction in conjunction with tram lever Demonstrate foot brake function depress to stop Demonstrate park brake function push park brake lever forward(smallest lever) pump hand/manual release lever to release brakes in emergency situation (larger lever) Demonstrate panic bar Push to shut the machine down Kicks breaker to battery Activates park brake if powered on Demonstrate audible alarm function manual bell Demonstrate the tram pedal function depress to tram may have to raise pedal with your foot if it sticks/spring breaks Demonstrate steering function push lever forward to go left pull lever to go right self-centering valve Demonstrate bucket function self-centering valve with lock position for float pull back to raise bucket push forward to lower bucket push forward to a second position to put bucket in float Demonstrate ram control push lever forward to go out pull lever to pull back in self-centering valve ram should always be pulled completely back in to prevent buildup of materials behind ram Demonstrate PTO lever used for drills, saws, during pillaring, running hydraulics off directional flow valve should be self-centering Demonstrate battery control function self-centering push to raise battery pull to lower battery used to change batteries Explain fire suppression system activation Pull pin, push plunger (two) one located in operator's compartment and one near the electrical panel - only one has to be pushed to activate system Duty 5: Pre-op Scoop Power off Visually inspect Check for and remove excess rock dust bags, garbage, etc. remove and centrally locate waste Check canopy condition support cracks bolts Check tires/wheels lug nuts Check battery lid locks/straps If battery explodes, lid will fly Check plugs and plug locks Check battery indicator Check rub rail main panel box Check fire suppression system check red button check pin check seal located at operators compartment and near the panel on offside Check for slate bar Check operators compartment for material build-up Check lights missing or damaged Untitled A workplace exam will be conducted as you travel through the section.  Special attention will be given to the feeder, scoop park location, battery charging stations and any area where work is being done Power On Check brakes park brake check park brake hydraulic release foot brake check pedals for sticking Check lights Check light switch manual on/off switch automatic The lights on this scoop change direction with the tam forward and reverse tram switch Check forward/reverse switch Check manual bell Check hydraulics hydraulic oil level site glass or gauge ram steering battery raise bucket control up/down/float PTO Ram and PTO hoses Check panic switch Check breaker system handle in deck - push/pull This will also lock park brake Check tram pedal check for sticking Could possibly use the panic Check forward/reverse tram Duty 6:  Tramming Keep all body parts with the deck compartment Clear persons out of scoop car Red Zone Sound audible alarm before tramming (voice or bell) Serves as a warning to persons in area Start pump Set directional switch Lights should change direction in conjunction with this switch Release park brake Push lever on brake tender valve The scoop is capable of pulling through the park brake - it could fill the section with smoke Check brake pressure Should read aprx. 1600 psi listen for change in sound of pump motor Check steering swivel machine left/right Depress tram pedal Keep scoop centered in roadway (if possible) battery end first Use existing tire tracks to judge position of scoop you may also stay closer to the rib without obstructions Subtopic bucket end first Use existing tire tracks to judge position of scoop use ribs to judge scoop positioning while avoiding cables try to stay 6" to 1 foot away from rib to avoid damaging canopy, when possible scoop may not always be centered in roadway  - must consider obstructions along roadway, i.e. miner cable, bolter cable, supplies, debris Make a left turn Steering is controlled by a hydraulic valve.  As long as valve is open, the wheels will make a maximum turn use sketches/diagrams to assist in training bucket-end first once bucket reaches corner, slowly begin the turn  as soon as front tire reaches the corner, swivel to complete turn The wheels on a scoop do not turn, the entire machine articulates as soon as front tire passes the corner, begin straightening  out your turn in line with left rib observe right hand corner of bucket as you make the turn keep machine bucket 6-12" off the right rib battery-end first Keep scoop off the left rib (approximately 4-5') to keep from getting deck into the rib (swing it wide) as soon as tire reaches the corner, begin your turn watch offside of battery and keep scoop battery 6-12" off the right rib continue making turn until you can center scoop in the entry Make a right turn bucket end first make sure you let front wheel go just past the right hand rib corner If you turn too soon, you will jam the operators's compartment into the rib swivel scoop to the right observe left hand corner of bucket keep machine bucket 6-12" off the rib battery-end first let battery end tire come to corner swivel scoop hard to the right observe left hand corner of battery end keep battery end 6-12" off the rib use sketches/diagrams to assist in training Observe for persons and obstructions in travel ways Refer to Scoop Red Zone Policy Ring bell or flash lights Refer to Scoop Red Zone Policy Stop (if necessary) Refer to Scoop Red Zone Policy Stop scoop for persons on offside of machine Refer to Scoop Red Zone Policy Traveling through ventilation controls/fly pads/curtains slow down sound audible alarm This alarm should be given well in advance of traveling through controls/fly pads/curtains flash lights replace any damaged ventilation controls Operate at speed under which you can maintain control of the scoop Consider road conditions (water, mud) experience Be aware of other equipment and cables in travel ways switch out points shuttle car movement roof bolter cable in low coal miner cable water line  Duty 7: General Scooping/Cleaning take note of any cables in area Use crossovers or hang cable do not run over cables take note of any unsupported roof in area look for red reflectors to indicate unsupported top do not tram inby last two rows of permanent supports do not tram past unbolted crosscuts Be aware of production activities on the section SLAM (stop, look, analyze and manage) both safety and production needs push materials toward feeder/face/rounded corner of rib use float position of bucket control for general cleaning This lets the bucket follow the bottom and picks up more material put tram in forward position push material towards load point clean middle of the entry first, then right rib (where cables usually are), then left rib, re-scoop middle once more cleaning right rib position scoop at 45 degree angle to the right rib this allows the bucket to push along rib and pick up loose material align front corner of bucket with rib to help keep the operator's compartment from ribbing allow the bucket corner to slide along the right rib while tramming forward push material to the load point observe front right corner bottom of bucket and surface of area you are cleaning to be sure you are picking up loose material If the bucket tries to ride up the right rib, stop, back off and reposition/re-angle your machine cleaning left rib Position scoop to maintain straighter alignment (22 degree angle) left rib is harder to clean, usually jagged and may take more than one pass once you back out of pass, you can see remaining material better sometimes it is necessary to turn machine around and push material to the center of a break-through, etc. where it can be picked up allow the bucket corner to slide along the left rib while tramming forward push material to the load point cleaning break-through push material into center of the entry intersection to be picked up discharge load retract ram Duty 8: Scooping/Cleaning feeder determine when to clean the feeder On occasion, you may take materials on up to the face from the feeder to dump if cars are coming in to dump if mining cycle is on left side, you can clean middle and right hand dump without hindering haulage by coordinating scooping activities with dumping car Cannot stockpile coal at face - can place at face to be loaded out during next cycle (usually a one load deal) if mining cycle is on right side, you can clean the left dump without hindering dumping shuttle cars If car is loading up the middle, you may just have to have car stop until you clean up cars run same pattern - familiarize yourself with the  pattern Try to keep at least one car hauling at all times avoid hitting feeder and knocking it out of alignment avoid cables clean the rib without cables refer to general cleaning procedures slow down when nearing feeder ease up to the feeder until  you feel the bucket bump it back up about 6" raise bucket pull forward until bucket is overtop of feeder discharge load retract ram Duty 9: Scooping/Cleaning face Ensure gas check has been made or have one made take note of any unsupported roof in area look for red reflectors to indicate unsupported top do not tram inby last two rows of permanent supports do not tram past unbolted crosscuts See roof control plan roll and pin up curtain if area is too low, curtain may have to be taken down back up approximately 80' from where last cut was taken as a general rule scoop center first Refer to general scooping procedures scoop right rib where cables usually are located Refer to general scooping procedures scoop left rib Refer to general scooping procedures  re-scoop center Refer to general scooping procedures push materials to face discharge load retract ram back scoop up lower bucket to ground anytime scoop is parked, bucket should be angled away from you to the rib and lowered to the ground ensure park brake is set if scoop is being parked turn pump off rock dust roof and ribs by hand lower or re-hang curtain Dust 10: Supplying Supplying bolter communicate with roof bolter visually inspect bolter and determine if supplies are needed bolter operator may request certain items special bolts/glue due to roof conditions locate and obtain supply insert contains bolts and plates approximately 1000 per insert should be located along intake stopping line on neutral side usually two inserts available on section scoop up insert hook safety chain from insert to hook on scoop bucket when traveling on steep grades, bucket should be pointed upgrade stop and get glue and place in insert should be located along intake stopping line on neutral side stop and get boards and place on top of scoop should be located along intake stopping line on neutral side tram to bolter see tramming procedures contact bolter operator and have him set up to load supplies based on seam height where they are working place supplies on bolter (4' bolts) Try to keep enough for two shifts approximately 200 bolts and plates on each side of bolter (400 per machine) approximately same amount of sticks of glue (10 bundles) per machine - place on back of bolter Approximately 2-3 fly boards on each machine down middle of machine use good lifting techniques - do not twist with a load a your hands.  Use cutters to un-band supplies and stand back away from bands being cut gather trash and load into empty side of insert return supply insert back to general location unhook safety chain push off with ram retract ram park scoop to load/unload lower bucket to ground anytime scoop is parked, bucket should be angled away from you to the rib and lowered to the ground ensure park brake is set if scoop is being parked obtain material for stoppings Determine what supplies are needed and where they should be place contact boss scoop up two pallets of blocks located generally along intake stopping line down neutral when traveling on steep grades, bucket should be pointed upgrade stop and obtain plaster and any wedges/half-headers needed at least 5 buckets per stopping half-headers and wedges are usually with the blocks, but may not be visually inspect area to determine best location for placing supplies roof and rib conditions straight/smooth rib area height entry width convenient to brattice man location of stoppings to be build push supplies off with ram retract ram Duty 11: Changing batteries/Scoop maintenance Changing Batteries Determine the need to change batteries Look at indicator (will tell you how low batteries are) tram to battery station set up at belt head back into the station observing location of fresh set of batteries drop off dead batteries on the opposite side of new batteries keep dead batteries at least 4-5' away from charger lower battery jacks Lower bucket to ground Any time scoop is parked, bucket should be angled to the rib and lowered to the ground Ensure park brake is set if scoop is being parked Turn pump off exit scoop and remove safety chain from batteries put safety chains on back side of the fork arms place operator's side chain in position to use as a guide on back of jack, flip chain down to align you with the fork arm unplug batteries get jumper cables conduct visual inspection of jumper cables cuts, nicks, abrasions, plugs plug jumper cables into scoop and one set of the batteries may need to hang cables to reach batteries if fresh batteries are on charge, unplug be sure and turn charger off prior to removing the plugs from the batteries remove external grounds get back in scoop  reset breaker tram forward to pull out from under batteries line up with fresh batteries tram back towards fresh batteries and observe fork from scoop entering the slot on fresh batteries while backing into batteries, attempt to get scoop forks square with batteries exit scoop, shut scoop off and ensure both forks are aligned with battery slots unplug jumper from batteries on scoop place on left rib (canopy side) in a safe location plug scoop back into fresh batteries re-hook safety chains on fresh batteries hook external grounds to the dead battery casings place dead batteries on charge Raise battery lids Charging and discharging batteries can give of hydrogen gas - very explosive check to make sure charger kicks on listen for hum check gauge Check water level in fresh set of batteries lock lids in place reenter scoop reset breaker use scoop to raise fresh batteries to proper position push battery jack lever use pictures/visuals to train turn scoop off and lower bucket to ground when scoop is parked ensure park brake is set if scoop is being parked Entire area needs to be kept clean (free of trash), well rock dusted, and vented Scoop Maintenance Check oil level for hydraulics remove cap and visually check  oil tank with ram fully back site glass is another method of check Do not allow dirt to enter the fill port - dirt destroys hydraulic systems ensure oil is in the screen add hydraulic fluid as necessary Keep hydraulic fluid clean Grease scoop bottom and top bearings middle section  (2-3 fittings) jacks (all brackets) drive shafts remove some panels See lube diagram battery maintenance do not use battery lids as cargo area Wear PPE goggles/safety glasses w/shields, rubber gloves Unplug batteries from scoop or scoop charger prior to servicing wash (from time to time) to remove material buildup baking soda available for neutralizing acid buildup Acid will appear as white powder on cable and terminals on battery remove battery caps to check water level randomly check water level in several cells with battery fully charged If majority is low, then you need to go ahead and check all cells When adding water, fill to 1/4 inch above the lead plates Use distilled water only Check battery posts for insulating covers Replace as needed replace strap/lid locks plug in batteries ensure battery plugs and lids are locked and secure scoop housekeeping remove trash remove rock dust buildup Clean material buildup from behind ram Material behind the ram can cause damage to the ram cylinder Retracting the ram completely prevents buildup behind ram clean spilled oil and excess grease from machine Duty 12: End-of-shift Activities recheck feeder and clean if necessary/possible If feeder needs cleaned, park scoop as close as possible recheck bolter supplies recheck scoop supplies Check rock dust, nails, spads, etc. leave scoop charged or leave extra set of fresh batteries for next scoop operator very important for planned belt moves and power moves to have fully charged batteries - plan ahead park scoop in a location where it cannot be damaged by other mobile equipment park scoop in feeder area if feeder needs cleaned try to park in less traveled break-thru (intake side easier to find) shut off lower bucket to ground anytime scoop is parked, bucket should be angled away from you to the rib and lowered to the ground ensure park brake is set if scoop is being parked Duty 13: Unusual Situations, Emergencies, Non-routine duties Fire Refer to fire-fighting and emergency evacuation plan gather fire fighting equipment rock dust water hose fire extinguishers Subtopic assist miner men in fire suppression activities Loss of brakes Stay in your seat Steer into rib Hit panic bar Show escapeways Assist with mechanical repairs Communications are key to safety in non-routine and/or unusual situations Repeat commands to make sure they are clear SLAM (Stop, Look, Analyze and Manage) the task