Tire Care
Tire Care

Tire Care

Areas of Study: Mining | Health and Safety

This course focuses on recommended best practices related to tire (tyre) care and applies to most equipment operators at a mine site. Even a modest improvement can mean millions of dollars in savings. A great prerequisite to any other equipment-related course. Edumine and VISTA Training are collaborating on the delivery of online courses for mobile and heavy equipment operation, and safety training in mining.

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This course includes online delivery for one person and a VISTA Training Certificate of Completion after requirements are met. It is viewable for up to 60 days.

  • Audience Level:
  • Technical | New to Mining
  • Enrollment:
  • Not Applicable
  • Course Fee:
  • Not Available
  • Duration:
  • 1 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

This course helps mines take a more proactive, team-based approach to improve the life of their haul truck tires. Even a modest improvement can mean millions of dollars in savings. This course uses a variety of scenarios and problem-solving questions to help haul truck operators avoid obvious dangers—such as running over rocks, windrows and spilled materials on the haul road. It also alerts them to less visible hazards that tend to weaken truck tires and shorten their average life.

Course Topics

Haul truck operators are only part of the picture, however. This innovative training course demonstrates how operators of haul trucks, shovels and support equipment can work together to significantly increase tire life. The roles of road maintenance personnel, supervisors, managers, mine engineers and tire maintenance personnel are also explored. Millions of dollars have been saved by mines that have used this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and recognize tire care best practices and techniques.
  • Describe how team work can help save mines millions of dollars by extending equipment tire life.

Recommended Background

  • Although we recommend that you take the following prerequisite courses, this course is suitable for anyone with an interest in equipment operation and safety.
  • Recommended prerequisite courses: Heavy Equipment – Introduction and Safety, and Heavy Equipment – Pre-Use Inspection.

VISTA Training

The Silver Series™ of web-based equipment operator training courses was created by VISTA Training of Wisconsin, USA. Each course in the Silver Series™ provides convenient on-demand online access to training on many types of heavy and light equipment. These courses are designed to help trainees become proficient and safe equipment operators, and make it easy for mines, contractors and fleet owners to schedule training when and where it's most convenient for them. They're also ideal for smaller entities that may only need to train a handful of new people per year (e.g. OSHA- or OHSA- or MSHA-related training). Many also use these courses as refresher training for their "experienced" operators. This helps create consistency among the entire team.

These self-study courses focus on how to productively and safely perform common tasks in a mine or around a jobsite. At the end of each course, an integrated test provides an accurate measure of how much knowledge has been retained. Trainees are also able to print a certificate of completion, customized with their name and test score as well as a report showing any incorrectly answered test questions.