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sand conveyor belt - Construction Training Group
LEARNER
GUIDE
Conveyor Belt
Tractor
CBT
PO Box 2026
Mountain Gate VIC 3156
p: 03 9763 5449
ABN: 37 106 951 900
RTO: 21396
For the prescribed occupation of Conveyor Belt
Tractor Operator which is not included in the
scope of National Guidelines of Occupational
Health & Safety Competency Standards for the
operation of load shifting equipment and other
types of specified equipment
[NOHSC:7019(1992)]
Assessor Guidelines – Specific (Performance Assessment)
ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT – SPECIATIONS
The performance assessment covers the following Non Loadshifting elements:
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.1 & 3.2
1. Oral/written assessment for
Conveyor Belt Tractor is
divided into three units and
nineteen sections
(performance criteria 1.1.1,
1.1.2 etc).
2. To satisfy the requirements for
competency the applicant
must correctly answer (either
in writing or orally) all critical
questions as indicated by a
shaded box and a minimum
of 75% of the non-critical
questions from each unit.
Assessor note: The
assessment summary
specifies the appropriate
number of non-critical
questions to be achieved.
Unit 1.0 Conduct Routine
checks
1.1 Conduct routine checks
Select 9 including 5 shaded
boxes
1.2 Plan work
Select 12 including 5 shaded
boxes
1.3 Check controls and
equipment
Select 3 including 2 shaded
boxes
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Unit 2.0 Operate Tip Truck
2.1 Drives Unit to Work Area
Select all 4 shaded boxes
2.2 Load, Transport and Discharge
Select 13 including 7 shaded
boxes
Unit 3.0
3.1 Shut down equipment
Select 3 including 2 shaded
boxes
3.2 Secure site
Select 1
4. The full oral/written assessment of
eighty questions can take up to 1
hour to complete.
5. The items indicated by a shaded box
are of critical importance. Failing to
get any of these correct means that
competency has not been achieved.
6. Competence is achieved for a unit
when the required number of boxes
for that unit have been ticked or
marked correct.
Overall competence is achieved
when competence in all units has
been assessed and achieved.
CONDUCT ROUTINE CHECKS
(Select 9 from Q1-16 including 5 with
shaded boxes)
1. What precautions must be taken
when an inspecting under a raised
body or work has to be performed
near a crush point?
Locate and use safety prop to
prevent hopper from
descending.
2. What should be the first check of
your Conveyor Belt Tractor at the
start of your shift?
Walk around machine and
look for visual damage.
3. What should be provided on the
Conveyor Belt Tractor to prevent
the operator from being dislodged
from the seat of the Conveyor Belt
Tractor?
Seat Belt
4. What warning device should
function on the Conveyor Belt
Tractor (if applicable) to warn
personnel of travelling or about to
travel in reverse?
A reverse alarm/beeper
5. If an air system were installed on
the Conveyor Belt Tractor what
daily action would you take
with condensation in the air
receiver?
6. Name three defects that you
would look for when conducting a
routine check on the hydraulic
system of the Conveyor Belt
Tractor?
Hydraulic leaks, loose
connections and hoses for
splits, fractures and bulges
7. What problem bubbles or milky
engine oil in the sump could
indicate?
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Water leaking into the sump
8. Why shouldn’t the hydraulic oil
storage tank be filled above the
full mark?
Space in the tank is needed for
displacement in the system
9. When changing a battery which
battery clamp should be removed
first?
Earth
10. Name five pre-operational checks
that should be carried out on the
Conveyor Belt Tractor before it is
started?
Radiator, battery, fuel, oil,
hydraulic line, tyres
11. How should you remove the
radiator cap of a Conveyor Belt
Tractor that has not completely
cooled off?
Slowly loosen cap to release
pressure and then slowly remove
cap
12. How should you establish that prestart checks have been
carried out?
Check operators logbook
13. Why shouldn’t tyres pressure be
checked on warm/hot days?
Tyre pressures are increased due to
the heat
14. How would you establish the
service and the frequency of the
service to be carried out on the
Conveyor Belt Tractor you are
required
to operate?
By the service manual provided
15. What faults on the Conveyor Belt
Tractor tyres would you look for
when carrying out checks?
Cuts, tyre pressure, wheel nuts and
chucks of rubber missing
22. If you accidentally damaged an
electrical cable whom would you
immediately contact to render the
power supply safe?
The electrical supply authority
16. To establish if the required service
has been conducted, what
document would you refer to?
The log/service book
23. What is the danger of travelling
near the edge of a fill? List two
1.2 Plan Work
(Select 4 from 17-23 including 3 with
shaded boxes)
The Fill may collapse, Conveyor
Belt Tractor may tip or roll over,
injury to operator
17. What hazards would you look for
and avoid to establish the most
appropriate route to travel?
(Select 3 from Q24-28 including 1 with
a shaded box)
Sloping, soft or tough terrain,
obstructions such as trees,
stumps or rocks and
underground services
24. What should be provided to
prevent a person falling into a
trench or excavation?
Slings & barricades
18. What would you refer to in order to
establish the location of
underground services?
Supply authority or council
maps
19. Before carting to the work area
what action would you take with a
rutted, rough or pitted hauling
route?
Reduce speed, contact
supervisor re grading
20. Why should side hill travel be
avoided where possible?
The tip truck may roll over
21. What effect would a rough surface
have on the operating speed of
the Conveyor Belt Tractor?
It would decrease the safe
speed and decrease
productivity
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25. How should the flow of road traffic
be controlled where signs and
barricades are considered
inadequate to control a potential
hazard?
By traffic controller or by police
26. When should ear protection be
worn?
Where the noise could contribute
to the loss of hearing
27. When should a person wear a
safety helmet?
Where the person could be struck
on the head
28. What is the minimum type of
footwear that an operator should
wear to operate a Conveyor Belt
Tractor?
Non slip footwear, steel cap boots
(Select 2 from 29-30 including 1 with a
shaded box)
29. Which is the preferred route of
travel, diagonally across or directly
down a sloping surface?
Tend to be unstable with body
raised
37. What should be provided on a
Conveyor Belt Tractor if there is
chance of tip/roll over?
Directly down the sloping surface
ROPS and seat belt
30. What gear should be selected to
travel down a steep sloping
surface?
1.1 CHECK CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT
(Select 3 from Q38-41 including 2
with shaded boxes)
Lowest gear selected
(Select 1 from Q31-33)
31. In hazardous working areas where
permission is required to work what
must the operator ensure before
the work is commenced?
That the required permits have
been obtained
32. What is required to be obtained
before an unregistered Conveyor
Belt Tractor is driven along a public
road?
An unregistered vehicle permit
33. What should be done if a major
fault is found during pre start
check?
Machine must be stopped,
secured, keys removes, lock out
tag fitted, recorded in log book
and reported to employer.
(Select 3 from 34-37)
34. How would you establish the
capabilities and limitations of the
equipment?
From the manufacturers manual
35. Name two main components in
the engine drive train?
38. What actions would you take with
damage and defects found on the
Conveyor Belt Tractor?
Report damage or defects. Refrain
from operating if a danger exists,
take keys and place tag on
machine
39. That controls would you test to
ensure that the Conveyor Belt
Tractor could be slowed and
stopped?
The brake controls
40. On the post start up check you
notice a bulge form in an air
line/hydraulic lines. What action
would you take?
Switch off the machine, remove
keys, tag out machine, report to
your manager/foreman
41. When should the operator on the
Conveyor Belt Tractor that is to be
operated make tests, checks and
inspections?
Before and after every use
2.1 DRIVE UNIT
(Select all-Q42 to 45)
42. Applicant to state the meaning of
the hand signal of “stop”
demonstrated by the examiner.
Engine, Diff, gearbox
Stop
36. What is the main disadvantage of
articulated Conveyor Belt Tractor?
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43. Why should you stay in the cabin
when being loaded?
So loader operator knows where
you are and for your own safety
44. Why is it a good idea to have
someone guide you when using a
Conveyor Belt Tractor?
Someone guiding you with your
driving will ensure that you have
good vision and they will see any
hazards that you may not see.
45. During fire season why should you
have a fully charged knapsack or
extinguisher on your Conveyor Belt
Tractor?
In case of an emergency that
involves fire. If safe to do so, you
may be able to assist in putting out
the fire.
2.2 LOAD, TRANSPORT & DISCHARGE
(Select 2 from Q46-51 including 2
with shaded boxes)
46. Why is it important to keep all body
parts away from moving conveyor
belts?
If any body parts were to become
entangled with moving parts, this
would cause serious injury or
death.
49. With a Conveyor Belt Tractor, Why
is it important to keep tipping areas
clear?
Loose or out of control materials
may fall from tipping area causing
serious injury or death.
50. Before reversing a Conveyor Belt
Tractor what precautions should be
taken?
Ensure direction of travel is clear
51. Why is it important to keep a good
look out while using a Conveyor
Belt Tractor?
Conveyor Belt Tractors are
designed to be bulky and
compacted, therefore vision can
be obscured at time. By keeping a
good look out, it ensures that any
hazards are identified.
(Select 11 from 52-66 including 5 with
shaded boxes)
52. What is the danger of slipping tyres
on shale or rock?
Tyres may be cut
47. How would you dismount from a
Conveyor Belt Tractor that
contacted live power lines?
Jump clear of machine, shuffle
away using heal to toe method
for 15m and keep area clear
48. When travelling what would you
do before travelling down a steep
grade?
Reduce speed and select
appropriate gear for the grade.
Use retarder if fitted
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53. Would you coast the Conveyor Belt
Tractor downhill?
No
54. In addition to service brakes, for
what purpose is a retarder fitted
to?
Control the speed of the Conveyor
Belt Tractor on downgrades
instead of the service break
55. What effect does fanning the
brake control instead of a firm
application of the brake control
have on the air pressure for the
brakes (If Air Tanks are fitted)?
Fanning may exhaust the pressure
faster than the compressor can
replace it
63. Why should sudden steering or
severe braking actions be avoided
on sloping ground when operating
sand belt conveyor tractor?
The vehicle could tip or roll over
56. Whos responsibility is it for safety at
the job site?
Everyones on the job
57. Why is it important to place the
Conveyor Belt Tractor directly
under the loading unit’s bucket?
To ensure correct even loading
and minimise spillage
58. Why must caution be shown when
travelling on sloping ground with a
Conveyor Belt Tractor? Explain you
answer.
Machine may tip over.
59. Explain why empty Conveyor Belt
Tractors must give way to loaded
plant?
Empty tractor has better
breaking and manoeuvrability
60. Why is it important to obey the
directions given by a Spotter?
The spotter has better ground
vision
61. What aids can be used to guide
the sand belt conveyor tractor
operator when working near a
bank or overhead wires? List two.
Safety Barriers, Spotters, tapes,
Guide Posts
62. Why are engine parts fitted with
covers?
To ensure no one can access
dangerous areas unless they are
competent to do so.
64. If the brakes (including holding
emergency brake) failed while
travelling downgrade what action
would you take to stop the
Conveyor Belt Tractor?
Take evasive action by running the
vehicle into a drain batter or soft
area if possible.
65. As an operator would you leave an
unattended sand belt conveyor
tractor engine running?
No
66. What precaution must be taken
when loading on a side slope?
Ensure angle will not affect the
machines satiability.
3.1 SHUT DOWN EQUIPMENT
(Select 3 from Q67-71 including 2 with
shaded boxes)
67. Name the areas where you would
not park the sand belt conveyor
tractor?
Access ways, rear overhangs,
refuelling sites, tidal flood areas,
adjacent excavations, on roads
68. Which direction should the sand
belt conveyor tractor face if it has
to be parked on a sloping surface?
Across the slope
69. Where possible what type of
surface should be selected to park
the sand belt conveyor tractor on?
A level slope
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70. Is it permissible to park a sand belt
conveyor tractor on the job area?
Explain why or why not.
No. May cause hazard
71. What post-operational checks
should the operator of a sand belt
conveyor track carry out to
prepare it ready to be
reoperated?
Check structure and equipment
for defects and wear.
3.2 SECURE SITE
(Select 1 from Q72-73)
72. For what reason should the key be
removed from the ignition of the
truck?
To prevent unauthorised
movement
73. What shall be provided when a
Sand Belt Conveyor Tractor has to
be parked on or protrudes onto an
access way?
Barricades, triangles lights and
signs
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Unit
Form of
assessment
Total
number of
boxes in the
assessment
Number
of boxes
given or
NA
Number of
boxes
required to
meet
standard
Were all
critical
boxes given
or NA?
Assessment
standard
requirement
s achieved *
Performance
17
28
Yes
No
Yes
No
Knowledge
12
12
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
1
Assessment completed within time allowed
Performance
11
13
Yes
No
Yes
No
Knowledge
11
6
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
NA
2
Assessment completed within time allowed
Performance
5
3
Yes
No
Yes
No
Knowledge
2
2
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
NA
3
Assessment completed within time allowed
*Performance standard
=
Knowledge standard
=
NA
Number of items required to meet standard
(including all critical boxes)
Number of questions required to meet standard
(including all critical boxes)
Summary
Candidate is:
 COMPETENT
 NOT YET COMPETENT
Date:_____________________________________________
Name of Assessor:__________________________________ Signature: ____________________________
Name of Candidate_______________________________ Signature: ____________________________
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