• Upskill your work force
  • Improve productivity
  • Optimise health and safety and ROI

This course teaches the principles of using machine control technology for small and large scale earthworks projects.  The course is aimed at machine operators of all experience levels.

The course is delivered on a Tensar simulator, which give the course delegates a very realistic construction environment to enhance their current skills and learn about machine control technology. 


Setting Out for Construction is an Approved Training Organisation.

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
  • Create in field designs
  • 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 and navigate to a line
  • 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 standard machine control systems and automatics
  • 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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