Economic Fuel Efficient Training — Saving money by being green
- 29 July 2010
- Company & Industry News
Green jobs and skills are an essential element of the low carbon agenda and are continually at the heart of discussions about the country's economic recovery. Inevitably companies will be under increased pressure to ensure that training for new skills has a low carbon element to it.
Mentor Training, provider of nationwide training courses to the Quarrying, Recycling and Bulk Handling Materials industries has been looking at what this means for mobile plant operator training.
Major Operating Cost
When it comes to how the machine is operated there are two hot topics in the carbon footprint league table, fuel efficiency and fuel consumption. On average a machines major operating cost is fuel, which is likely to be more than its initial purchase cost, if operated inefficiently this will without doubt have an impact on any company's bottom line.
While skilled operators know how to get the job done with the equipment they work with in the required time, little or no thought in the past was given to the machine operating efficiency and how the operation impacted on total fuel consumption and cost.
Get Safe, Be Efficient, Become Effective
Training operators to be safe, efficient and effective in their job is the main objective of any Mentor Training course. Product Manager, Steve Parfitt explains, "Operator training is and should be a valuable investment for any company regardless of size and operation. We have worked hard to ensure that our courses cover key aspects that will help educate operators to use equipment in the safest, most productive and cost effective way. From correct start up procedures and operating techniques through to correct loading, dumping, bucket position and brake wear and tear, all of which can impact on the levels of CO2 produced by the machine."
Mentor continues to work with their customers to improve operator, machine and cost efficiency without lowering productivity. Furthermore a company with correctly trained operators will see a significant reduction in general machine wear and environmental impact which in the end will benefit all.