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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 Meet w/foreman Discuss section activities Supplies Condition of section Cutting sequence Condition of shuttle car Maintenance needed on shuttle car Attend safety talk Discuss roof control plan Bolted/unbolted areas 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 examinations 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 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 Visually inspect shuttle car cable (power off) Check condition of splices Check for cuts/nicks Check for deformities in cable Check for torn jacket Check the anchor Make sure main breaker on car is off and tagged out in operator's deck Ensure cable is hung properly from anchor to power center Examine tail piece and feeder Check for spillage Check spill boards Check for tripping hazards Check guarding tail roller couplings Check gob switch location function Check area around tailpiece for spillage Check box check at tail piece Check for water on the belt Correct and/or report any unsafe conditions Start belt Start feeder Conduct travel way examination You may see hazards walking travelway that you wouldn't see riding Check for unsupported top Rounded corners, missing bolts, unbolted areas Check for bad top Check for cracks, loose rock, taking on weight, water Check for loose ribs Cracks Brows Sloughage Look for uneven bottom Check for ledges, potholes, rocks in and on roadway Check for slip/trip hazards while walking Check for cable locations and slack Miner, roof bolter Check fly pads before tramming through Check for damaged bolts Correct and/or report any unsafe conditions Duty 3: Control Functions Stay in deck at all times while testing deck controls Give trainee adequate time to learn and practice these controls Use picture of deck controls to train Demonstrate panic bar Push to shut the machine down Activates two different controls (electric switch and hydraulic valve) Start the pump motor Demonstrate the pump tram speed switch Rotate to the start position spring loaded to center to "high tram on" Manually select tram speed high, medium, slow speeds or "pump off" position Demonstrate directional switch function rotational switch forward/backward Demonstrate the tram pedal function will automatically center to stop Demonstrate foot brake function Demonstrate park brake palm valve function Press palm valve and pump lever to 500/600 psi to disengage brake Demonstrate the manual park brake release Demonstrate boom function Up and down lever (hydraulic valve) Demonstrate steering function hydraulic lever Demonstrate conveyor motor snap switch function At start, spring loaded to the "on" position Demonstrate light switch function Demonstrate audible alarm function Explain fire suppression system activation Pull pin, push plunger Demonstrate seatbelt usage Explain need for usage Refer to tramming procedures Demonstrate counter function Demonstrate cable reel diversion valve located in cable reel compartment Ensure park brake is set or shuttle car is blocked against motion releases the cable reel to pull cable off Demonstrate pump compartment controls Demonstrate oil fill valve Demonstrate body jacks diversion valve two position valve (on/off) Show and explain offside fire suppression activator function Demonstrate body jack valve bank functions located at operators side of tram motor Demonstrate four valves (up, down for each jack) Demonstrate panel box controls Demonstrate conveyor forward/reverse switch Demonstrate main machine breaker Demonstrate traction breaker Demonstrate control breaker breaks 110 voltage Duty 4: Pre-op on Shuttle Car - Power Off Start at shive wheel Check shive wheel for material build up Clean as needed Check to see if shive wheel turns Grease the shive wheels obtain grease gun from feeder Check cable compartment Check for material build up clean as needed Check level wind Assure cable is spooling evenly Check the diversion valve for on position Check drive chain oiler for operation Check cable slack on reel Slack may need to be added or removed Check for oil leaks Check wheel units Check to ensure wheels bolts are in place and tight Wheel units will be checked as they are encountered Check for oil leaks Check tire condition Check tie rods Check for material build up Remove rocks, mud and other debris by barring or water, if available Check body lift jacks to ensure they are in up position Check pump compartment Check for oil leaks Check two diversion valves to ensure they are off Oil fill Body jacks Check filter for leaks Check for material buildup Clean as needed Check tram motor (right) Check for material buildup clean as needed Check for leaks Check fire suppression activator Do not activate Check wet brakes hydraulic leaks Grease tail shaft and grease manifold (right) 3 to 4 pumps See lube diagram Conduct visual exam of chain from load end of shuttle car Check lights Check to see if lights are missing or damaged Check tram motor (left) Check for material buildup clean as needed Check for leaks Check fire suppression activator Do not activate Check wet brakes hydraulic leaks Grease tail shaft (left) Examine body lift jacks valve bank Should be in off position Examine main contactor panel Visually check packing glands Check for loose or missing bolts Check lead seals Check rub rail for damage Ensure panel is secure Ensure breakers are in the on position Check for material buildup clean as necessary Grease two manifolds 3 to 4 pumps See lube diagram Examine operator's compartment Check for material build up clean as necessary Check for oil leaks Check bell Check slate bar Check fire suppression button Check shuttle car counters or chalk Check mechanical function of brake pedal, tram pedal and panic bar Check the manual brake release Hold in palm valve and pump the lever to check If necessary to check from outside deck area, car must be chocked/angled against rib Check condition of seat and seatbelt Check canopy bolts present and tight Check screen between compartment and conveyor chain Ensure it is there and clean Check conveyor motor Check for oil leaks Check for buildup of debris Check conduit and packing gland Visually examine lights for damage Check to see if lights are missing or damaged Duty 5: Pre-op on Shuttle Car - Power On Conduct following power on pre-op checks These are all functional tests and all components should start and stop at design Check lights 1 light out - report 2 lights out on same end - shut down Subtopic Turn pump on Turn pump off with panic bar Check start/stop speed control If tram speeds are not functioning properly, report immediately If you only have high tram speed, don't operate car (could damage internal electrical components) Check park brakes Check park brake first Service brake next Check steering Steering defects are normally considered out of service criteria Check forward and reverse switch and tram function Check conveyor chain on/off switch Check boom raise/lower lever Look for cable pick up Duty 6:  Tramming Put seatbelt on Keep all body parts with the deck compartment Clear persons out of shuttle car Red Zone Set directional switch Sound audible alarm before tramming (voice or bell) Serves as a warning to persons in area Start pump Adjust tram speed using tram dial See Duty on Controls Release park brake Push button in (palm valve) Check brake pressure Pressure should be around 500/600 psi Brake pressure should increase to aprx. 1200 psi after steering is activated Check steering Move wheels to right and left Turn lights on in direction of travel Always face direction of travel Listen for anchor/slap Depress tram pedal Keep car centered in roadway Use the first row of bolts off the rib to judge the positioning of car This row of bolts should line up with your shoulder Use existing tire tracks to judge position of car Make a turn traveling inby Line up front tires with break corners and turn wheels left or right as hard as possible Be careful not to over-steer Steering is controlled by a hydraulic valve.  As long as valve is open, the wheels will make a maximum turn Make a turn traveling outby Line up boom end tires with break corners and turn wheels left or right as hard as possible Observe for persons and obstructions in travel ways Refer to Shuttle Car Red Zone Policy Ring bell or flash lights Refer to Shuttle Car Red Zone Policy Stop (if necessary) Refer to Shuttle Car Red Zone Policy Stop car for persons on offside of shuttle car Refer to Shuttle Car Red Zone Policy Untitled 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 car road conditions (water, mud) experience Be aware of other equipment and cables in travel ways switch out points scoop movement roof bolter cable in low coal miner cable Duty 7: Loading Tram to continuous miner See tramming procedures At the miner, hold car over to the left rib Avoid miner cable and operator Always maintain a safe line of retreat for the miner operator Center the car (as much as possible) under boom Turn shuttle car wheels toward miner operator while loading (sitting under the boom) Observe roof over miner operator for loose roof or ribs/Red Zones Car operator has a better view of roof conditions than miner operator Do not bump back of miner Maintain communication with miner operator Ensure miner operator is not near the load end of the shuttle car during loading  Rocks can slide off the car and strike miner operator The area directly in front of the load end of the shuttle car is where miner operator could most likely be struck by rocks Change the direction of your lights Watch the tail boom of the miner and as coal builds up, run the chain to load car as evenly as possible without overloading/spilling Stop loading coal within a foot of the end of boom Use the outby end of deck compartment as a guide Listen for spillage Observe for miner operator signal when car is loaded Miner operator will flag you Observe second row of fully intact roof bolts Never travel under unsupported top Refer to roof control plan Could result in disciplinary action Ring bell Refer to Shuttle Car Red Zone Policy Tram to feeder Be aware of other car switch out points/scoop activity Duty 8: Dumping Look for any activity around feeder scoops cleaning maintenance activities people using phone slow down Allows for reaction time raise boom (aprx. a foot) center car on feeder Position boom so coal drops in center of feeder Use reflectors to center car on feeder make sure feeder is on prior to dumping dump load raise boom as coal load is dumped Prevents spillage Slow down dumping when discharging rock to allow the crusher processing time This will break shear pins, possibly chains, unnecessary wear on crusher bits and crusher and chain flights Report excessive spillage to supervisor shuttle car gobbed out Turn lights in direction of travel sound audible alarm bell or voice pull off the feeder Look and listen for unusual sounds, smells in the feeder area hydraulic leaks dust belt operation lower boom return to continuous miner See tramming procedures Duty 9: End-of-shift activities Ensure car is empty Park car at the feeder Never park within 15' of fly pads Turn wheels toward rib Clean out deck compartment Clean spillage off sides of car Ensure slate bar is left on car Kick breaker on feeder Kick breaker on car Check ventilation controls/fly pads/curtains Check tail piece for spillage Unattended, belt still running Report any maintenance problems/clean up needed, etc. to supervisor/electrician Walk to mantrip look for tripping and stumbling hazards and correct as needed Duty 10: Unusual Situations, Emergencies, Non-routine duties Fire Refer to fire-fighting and emergency evacuation plan #1 Shuttle Car Assists miner operator in gathering water line and fighting fire #2 Shuttle Car Mans phone and communicates with outside person 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 Manager) the task