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Section Foreman

Section Foreman
Arrive on section Conduct on-shift examination Conduct pre-shift examination
1. Arrive on section
Unload supplies
Observe walkways
Spillage
Dust control
Water
Obstructions/slip, fall hazards
Roof/rib conditions
Cables, tie wires hanging down
Note where end of track is
Check stop block
Check mantrip guarding
Check emergency ride to make sure it is operational
Examine cars to determine if they are secured against unexpected movement
Cars must be chained to rail
Look at section supplies
Adequate supplies available
Housekeeping around supply area
Banding straps
Oil spills on supply cars
Fire extinquisher on oil car
Parts hanging off the car
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Listen to see if belt is running
Travel to power center
Check highline guarding at mandoors, charging stations
Check fire-fighting equipment at power center
Check for first aid equipment
Electrical mats in place
Check to see if high voltage cable cart is grounded
Check emergency supplies
Posts
Wedges
Cap pieces
Emergency line curtain
SCSR's
Fire hose (if applicable)
De-fibulator (AED)
Escapeway map, roof control and ventilation plan
Ensure top of power center is clear of combustible materials
Check drinking water
Check fire protection
5 bags of rock dust
20 lb ABC fire extinquisher
Check for 10-ton jack and bar at the power center
Check communications
Check for proper ID tags
Check plugs and cables for compliance
Check housekeeping around power center
Check for unusual odors, noise, etc.
Check required signs
Danger High Voltage
SCSR's
Phone (if applicable)
First-aid supplies
Fire hose
AED
Escapeway
Travel to charging station
Check proper ventilation
Raise lids and secure against falling
Check ground clamp (if necessary)
Battery air cannot go over charger - air goes over the charger, over the battery, into the return
Check fire protection
Check CO monitor (if applicable)
Check fire suppression, flow switch, pressurized
Check to see if battery is parked in proper location
Check to see if power cable is hung
Check to see if fire barrier is set up (if applicable)
Check for accumulations and rock dust
Check roof/rib conditions
Check conditions of charger
Electrical mats
Check condition of battery
Cleanliness
Water level
Charged
Check battery service safety equipment
Apron
face shield or goggles
Rubber gloves
Hydrometer
Talk to previous shift section foreman/fire boss
Where are they mining
Distance mined
Supplies on the miner, fan and center bolter
Break-downs, delays, etc.
Any changes since call-out
Give work instructions to crew
Roof control
Safety topic
Conduct On-shift Examination
2. Conduct on-shift examination
Efficient progression
Begin at tail piece
Go to No. 1 Heading
Go to No. 2 Heading
Go to No. 3 Heading
Walk the return
Travel to the charger
Go through the charging station
Meet up on crew
Walk the section tail piece
Belt alignment
Anchoring tail piece
Check condition of belt splices
Proper air movement
Spillage at wipers, tail rollers, feeder area
Guarding at tail rollers, feeder locations, motors
Check for oil, grease, coal fines
Adequate walkways at both sides of feeder
Feeder cable hung
Whether belt is wet or not
Fire outlet
Check proper location (should be within 30' of tail piece)
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Float dust on beltline
Fire hose (if applicable)
Belt and feeder control switches
Mats
Emergency pull cord
Warning signs
Automatic starting feeder
Close clearance
Reflectors for belt switches
CO monitors
Check for proper location
Should be within 15' of tail piece in direction of air flow
Visual pager
Unusual odors or sounds
Check for missing flights
Check for methane
Check roof/ribs
Look for damaged bolts
Check water sprays (if applicable)
Check crusher bits (if applicable)
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Examine haulway
Check roof/ribs
Check for spillage
Ribs for adequate rock dust
Mine roof
Check air flow
Curtains
Check for mine gases
Run-throughs
Check for mine gases
Check dust suppression
Check cable location
Slack
Location of plugs
Proper id
Dry spot or hung
Not in the last open crosscut
Condition of cables
Protected from damage
Check shuttle car anchors
Check center bolting, monorail hangers, belt hangers
Check for obstructions
Slipping/tripping hazards
Conduct dust parameter examination
Hot-seating within one hour; Cold-seating - before starting
Take air readings
Last open crosscut
Working face
Use magnehelic tubes
Use anemometer
Monitor continuous miner operator's pre-op/dust parameter check
Visual or verbal
Date, time, initials
Check oil on site glass
Examine faces
Check supplies
Check for rock dust on loader and fan
Triple duster operating on fan
Check ventilation tubing
Check roof/ribs
Check for adequate rock dust
Check methane, oxygen deficiency (Face and Return)
Check line curtains
Check last bolt tags
Tighten check curtain on the fan
Enter date, time, initials
Check sites/centers
Check for height
Check cable slack
Check lifeline
Reflectors every 25'
Check return stopping line
Two open breaks
Examine back-up checks
Check for excessive spillage from last open crosscut inby
Check for obstructions
Slipping/tripping hazards
Monitor equipment operators pre-op examinations
Coordinate corrective actions needed
Monitor roof control requirements
Install test bolts
Check the torque of a tension roof bolt
See roof control plan
Check the torque gages on miner
Coordinate corrective action if needed
Drill test holes
3. Conduct pre-shift examination
Efficient progression
Begin at tail piece
Go to No. 1 Heading
Go to No. 2 Heading
Go to No. 3 Heading
Walk the return
Travel to the charger
Go through the charging station
Walk the section tail piece
Belt alignment
Anchoring tail piece
Proper air movement
Spillage at wipers, tail rollers, feeder area
Guarding at tail rollers, feeder locations, motors
Check for oil, grease, coal fines
Adequate walkways at both sides of feeder
Feeder cable hung
Whether belt is wet or not
Fire outlet
Check proper location (should be within 30' of tail piece)
Float dust on beltline
Fire hose (if applicable)
Belt and feeder control switches
Mats
Emergency pull cord
Warning signs
Automatic starting feeder
Close clearance
Reflectors for belt switches
CO monitors
Check for proper location
Should be within 15' of tail piece in direction of air flow
Visual pager
Unusual odors or sounds
Check for missing flights
Check for methane
Check roof/ribs
Look for damaged bolts
Check water sprays (if applicable)
Check crusher bits (if applicable)
Examine haulway
Check roof/ribs
Check for spillage
Ribs for adequate rock dust
Mine roof
Check air flow
Curtains
Check for mine gases
Run-throughs
Check for mine gases
Check dust suppression
Check cable location
Slack
Location of plugs
Proper id
Dry spot or hung
Not in the last open crosscut
Condition of cables
Protected from damage
Check shuttle car anchors
Check center bolting, monorail hangers, belt hangers
Check for obstructions
Slipping/tripping hazards
Take air readings
Last open crosscut
Working face
Use magnehelic tubes
Use anemometer
Examine faces
Check supplies
Check for rock dust on loader and fan
Triple duster operating on fan
Check ventilation tubing
Check roof/ribs
Check for adequate rock dust
Check methane, oxygen deficiency (Face and Return)
Check line curtains
Check last bolt tags
Tighten check curtain on the fan
Enter date, time, initials
Check sites/centers
Check for height
Check cable slack
Check lifeline
Reflectors every 25'
Check return stopping line
Two open breaks
Examine back-up checks
Check for excessive spillage from last open crosscut inby
Check for obstructions
Slipping/tripping hazards
Examine the belt line (if applicable)
Check belt alignment
Anchoring tail piece
Check for proper air movement
Check for spillage
Rollers
Wipers
Tail rollers
Feeder area
Take-up
Transfers
Box check
Drives
Along belt line
Check guarding at tail rollers, take-ups, feeder locations, drives
Check for oil, grease, coal fines
Check adequate walkways at both sides of feeder and belt
Feeder cable hung
Check whether belt is wet or not
Fire outlet
Check proper location (should be within 30' of tail piece and every 300' along belt line)
Float dust on beltline
Includes belt structure, water line, ribs
Fire hose (if applicable)
Belt and feeder control switches
Mats
Emergency pull cord
Warning signs
Automatic starting feeder
Close clearance
Reflectors for belt switches
Within every 1000'
CO monitors
Check for proper location
Should be within 15' of tail piece in direction of air flow
Every 1000' along belt line
Visual pager
Unusual odors or sounds
Check for missing flights
Check for methane
Check roof/ribs
Look for damaged bolts
Check water sprays (if applicable)
Check crusher bits (if applicable)
Check condition of belt splices
Check for bad or missing rollers
Tag (if applicable)
Check stopping line and mandoors
Enter date, time, initials on dateboard
Check fire suppression at drives, take-ups, and head rollers
Check wipers and scrapers
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Examine the track
Electrical installations, pumps, belt starters, rectifiers, ITE's
Grounding
Fire suppression
At belt starters only
Fire extinguisher
Fire hose
At belt starters only
Rock dust
Rubber mats
ID tags on plugs
Guarding on high voltage cable
General housekeeping
Accumulations of coal/float dust
Rock dusting
Properly ventilated or monitored
Methane checks
Date, times and initials
Roof/ribs
Signs
Fire hose (if applicable)
SCSR's (if applicable)
Phone
High voltage
Broken rails
Track gauge
Loose or missing track bolts
Low joints
Bonds
Switches
Reflectors
Guard rails
Throws
Condition of manholes
Spurs
Stop blocks
Park inby signs
Clearance
Manholes
Wire
Anchored at end
Wire hangers and insulators
Trolley splices
Hanger within 3' each side
Guarding (where needed)
Straight, reasonably tight, no kinks
Line switches
Every 2,000 feet
Every branch
Alignment with track
At least 6" from rail
Methane check
Roof/rib checks
Stopping line
Walkways
Clearance
2' on walkway
Air direction
Quality
Haulage doors
Reasonably airtight
Communications
Trolley
Mine phone
Date, times and initials
Signs
Mandoors
Manholes
Emergency supplies
Fire outlets/water cars
Line switch
Deenergize when not in use
Dead block
Derail
Water shut off valves
Section
Block numbers
Alternate escapeway reflectors
Adequate rock dusting