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Section Foreman 2

Section Foreman 2
Prepare for and make belt move Prior to Shift End of Shift (surface) Monitor and Coordinate Power Center Moves Production Enter the Mine
1. Prepare for and make belt move
Check and order supplies
Belt
Rollers
Structure
Chains
Bolts
Control, CO cable
Water line, couplers, fire outlet if needed
Phone cable
Cement blocks or k-panels
B-bond or foam sealer
Door kit, if needed
Anchoring material
Splice kit
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Assure battery equipment is fully charged
Scoops
Moon buggy battery
Have extra battery
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Assure bolting is complete
Belt hangers
Monorails
Center bolting
Cable bolts in intersections (if applicable)
Screen ribs (if applicable)
Ensure entry is cleaned and dusted
Heading scooped and cleaned of spillage
Run belt empty
Communications
Communicate with beltman how much slack you need
Communicate with maintenance foreman
Schedule preventive maintence
Communicate with beltman when splice is spotted
Communicate with beltman when they can splice it back together
Spot a splice
Lock and tag belt out
Grip belt
Break tail piece down
Scatter structure
Structure should be placed after cleaning entry
Pull tail piece and install belt structure
Build stoppings or k-walls
Advance control and CO cable
Set tail piece
Anchor and align
Advance water line
Check distance from previous fire valves
Resinstall water sprays
Ensure all guards are reinstalled
Ensure adequate walkways
Install snap switches and CO's if needed
Install visual pager and phone (if applicable)
Rehang feeder switches
Final cleanup
Run belt and train
Ensure stoppings are complete
Check air flow on belt
50' per minute if air is flowing outby
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2. Prior to Shift
Look at production & delay sheet
Check IN
Examine safety items
Ch4 Detector
O2 Detector
W65
CO Detector
Anemometer
PPE
Walking Stick
Barometer
Cap Lamp
Review Record Books
Preshift
Onshift
Accident Reports
Violations (if any)
CM or Longwall Coordinator Instructions
Review Construction Book
Maintenance Log
Review Section Map
Mining Cycle
Stopping Line
Center Bolting Location
Tailpiece Location
Power Center Location
End of Track
Charging Station
Projections
Obtain Copies
Review Call Out Sheet/Take Call Out
Location of Mining
Update Last 8 hours of Work
Air Quality & Quantities
Equipment Condition
Unusual Conditions
Equipment Problems During Previous Shift
Critical Needed Replacement Parts
Supplies
Order Immediately Needed Supplies
Countersign Preshift Examination Page
Hazardous Conditions
Violations
Actions
Remarks
Communication Meeting
Personnel Needs
Construction Worker Assignment
Maintenance Assignments
Need for Extra Personnel
Discuss Needed Supplies
Discuss Planned Outages
Discuss Scheduled Drills & Other Tasks
Review Violations
Discuss Actions to be Taken
Discuss Alternative Plans For Section (Idle Shifts plans)
Discuss Equipment Moves
Pick Up Safety Message
Obtain Necessary Carry In Materials & Supplies
Check for Crew Members Arrival
Obtain Substitutes if Necessary
Check Training
Obtain Necessary SWI
Give Job Assignment
Assess Fitness for Work
Give Machine Operators Required Detectors
Make Assignments as Needed (supplies, bus)
Check Mine Clear System (All Preshifts Completed)
Discuss Presence of Inspectors
Assemble Crew & Enter the Mine
Smokers Search
General Observation for PPE
Observe Check-In Check-Out
3. End of Shift (surface)
Check Out
Check fire boss light and sign board
Communicate w/shift foreman and master mechanic
Charge spotters
Review and sign fire boss books
On-shift record
Note corrective actions taken
Pre-shift record
Complete Production and Delay Report
Fill out construction book (if applicable)
Update section map
Pay employees
Turn in (when applicable)
SWI's
Training Records
Fire drills
Escapeway drills
Maintenance requests
Safety meeting records
Accident reports
Grievances
Check on supplies for next day
4. Monitor and Coordinate Power Center Moves
Communicate
Mine foreman
1 day prior to and during move
Maintenance foreman
1 day prior to and during move
Belt foreman
1 day prior to and during move
Conduct safety/pre-planning meeting (crew)
Prior to move
Notify dispatcher that you are moving CO monitors and power car
During the move
Conduct any required Task Training
Determine supplies necessary
Spads
High line guarding
Insulated hooks
Tie wire
Phone cable
Spaner wrench
High line messenger cable
Slack cable
Extra wench rope
Ladder
Clean entry
Ensure scoops are charged (during shift prior to move)
Ensure buggy anchors are in place
Ensure center bolting is done
Position face equipment
Relocate power cables and water line in belt heading and rehang slack
Miner
Shuttle car
Loader
Relocate power cables in the track heading
Shuttle car
Bolters
Fan
Pull up belt tail piece
Pull feeder cable up after tail piece has reached destination (if feeder is used)
If feeder is not used, tram out of the way and pull cable
Notify maintenance foreman that power needs to be de-energized from power car
Lock
Tag
Grounded
Instructors note on e-stop
Maintenance needs to notify section foreman when cable had been locked, tagged and grounded
Ensure caps are on plug receptacles and power car
Unhook power cable from power car (if applicable)
Pull high line car out of crosscut
Pull power car to next site
Ensure adequate clearance on both sides
Pull high line car and hang high line
High line needs to be guarded in crosscuts and at power center area
Put high line car in crosscut with the power car
Make sure HV car is frame grounded and cables guarded
Reattach high line to power car
Place mats
Wear PPE
Gloves
Glasses
Have rock dust and fire extinguisher
Contact maintenace foreman to have power car reenergized
Plug in equipment cables to power car (proper receptacles) and check ID tags
Conduct on-shift of faces prior to energizing face equipment
Explain reason for conducting on-shift
Do not energize until all personnel are in the clear
Test emergency stop at power car if H-V cable has been added
Move additional materials/equipment
Fire hose
Signs
First aid equipment
Water line
Scoops chargers
Dusters
Phones
SCSR's
Tool car
Dinner hole
Test all equipment, cables
5. Production
Monitor start-up
Loader
Shuttle cars
Belt
Fan
Duster
Continuous miner
Report start-up
Make on-shift examinations
2-hour intervals (WV only)
Same as initial on-shift
Monitor employees
Roof control plan, ventilation plan, and clean-up plan for compliance
Safe work habits
Conduct at least one SWI per week
Efficiency
Monitor equipment
Efficiency
Cycle times
Safe operation
Unusual odors, sounds
Proper service
Refer to service plans (written or verbal)
See lube diagrams
Chain tension
Plan for repairs
Write maintenance request
Check construction work on section
Masons
Center-bolters
Mechanics
Track/utility
Engineers
Monitor employees
Roof control plan, ventilation plan, and clean-up plan for compliance
Safe work habits
Conduct at least one SWI per week
Efficiency
Ensure they have adequate materials and direction
Assign gathering and distribution of additional supplies
Prepare to float through lunch
Coordinate anticipated downtime
Compile running list of tasks that can be performed during downtime
Rock dusting
Center bolting
Advance water line
Housekeeping duties
Equipment maintenance
End-of-shift Responsibilities (production)
Needed supplies
Order Immediately Needed Supplies
Equipment condition
Equipment Problems During Shift
Critically Needed Replacement Parts
Know what parts are broken/needed
Location of center bolts - whats done
Location of Mining
Air Quality & Quantities
Unusual Conditions
Call out after pre-shift completed
Report on construction work
6. Enter the Mine
Assign bus pre-op duty to crew member
Monitor pre-op on mantrip
Sanders
SCSR's
Jack and Bar
Secure position
Fire extinquisher
Radio
Controls
Lights
Brakes
Adequate seating
Bell, horn, etc.
Trollery guard
Pole + limiter and harp
Batteries
Fuses
Compartment chains and hooks
Small item storage
Have mantrip operator contact dispatcher for clearance
Repeat orders
Report switch alignment
Leave bottom
Maintain adequate distance from other vehicles
Maintain safe speed
Utilize manholes
Park in section
Set park brakes
Knock breakers on battery operated mantrip
Correct or report any hazards observed to dispatcher
Inform dispatcher of arrival