1/2 Day Machine Control Training

This course is aimed machine operators who are required to work with machine control technology. Delegates will use our Tensar simulator to learn the essential basic information required for switching between different displays, working with layers, taking measurements using the bucket or blade and carrying out fault-finding checks. The training is suitable for trainee or experienced machine operators.

This course is Tier 2 funded by CITB meaning registered businesses get £140 back in short course grant.

The course is aimed at machine operators of all experience levels.


Course content

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Use machine control for effective project implementation
  • Work to surfaces and linework provided by others
  • Understand and create offsets from design linework – horizontal, vertical and perpendicular
  • Set avoidance zones
  • Add/edit machine and bucket dimensions into the machine calibration file
  • Check and set units
  • Turn layers and surfaces on and off
  • Select the active surface
  • Select a line and create a “steer to” reference.
  • Set the required intervals for automatic as-built survey points
  • Select the reference point on the bucket
  • Select different views on the display unit
  • Use the visual guidance indicators on the display unit
  • Measure and record as-built information
  • Take measurements using the blade or bucket
  • Effectively communicate the critical information to the Engineer
  • Explain the difference between manual/ indicate/automatic/intelligent
  • List the capabilities and limitations of machine control
  • Describe the health and safety risks and benefits of machine control
  • Edit display colour
  • Carry out position checks and set as required by engineer
  • Name the file types compatible with machine control equipment
  • Carry out fault finding checks.


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