Operator Safety Series:
Equipment Specific

Customized Training – By Quotation
Operator training for the equipment listed below can be customized to meet specific requirements. As with all training in the Operator Safety Series there are 3 specific components including:

  • Classroom Training
  • Practical ‘Hands-on’ Training
  • Evaluation and Assessment

Bucket Truck
Construction Equipment Training This course is designed for both novice and experienced operators. The bucket truck is a complex and dangerous piece of equipment when used by an untrained or careless operator. The safe and proper use of the vehicle starts with Training! This course begins with explaining equipment components and controls, aerial hazards and pre-trip inspections. Finishing off this course are discussions including stability, operation, fall protection, and bucket rescue.

Crawler Dozer
This course is designed for both novice and experienced operators. Crawler Dozer safety will cover Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS), mount and dismount of machine, backing, visibility, components and controls. Blade types and attachments, walk around inspections and start-up/shut-down procedures will be covered. Also included is; controls and operation, discussions on level dozing, slot dozing, slope safety and working with a stockpile and ripping techniques.

Wheeled Excavator (Gradall) / Tracked Excavator
Heavy Construction Equipment Training This course is designed for both novice and experienced operators. The course begins covering safe productivity focusing on; components and control identification, safety and warning symbols, pre-start procedures, starting procedures as well as after starting checks. The course finishes focusing on operation and safety, machine shut-down, advantages and limitations, attachments, load securement and tie-down as well as preventative maintenance.

Road Side Mower
This course is designed for both novice and experienced operators. The course will cover Roll Over Protective Structures, mount and dismount of machine, backing, visibility, components and controls and attachments. Walk around inspections as well as start-up and shut down procedures are covered. Controls and operation including discussions on Power Take Off (PTO), slope safety and working with a 3 point hitch will be included. Load securement and preventative maintenance will also be discussed.

Rough Terrain Forklift / Zoom Boom
All attendees will gain technical knowledge of this equipment through classroom study and hands-on exercises focusing on:

  • Main parts and their function
  • Factors affecting stability and capacity
  • Pre-shift inspections
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Parking and shut down

Skid Steer
Front End Loader Certification This course is designed for both novice and experienced operators. Skid Steer Safety is an extensive classroom program covering topics such as; equipment design and function, components, safety, and pre-trip inspection. Startup and shut down procedures, controls, operating techniques, loading trucks, blind spots and stability will be covered later in the session as well as snow removal techniques

All Terrain Utility Vehicle (ATUV)
This type of vehicle is becoming more common in the Municipal workplace. This course covers all the basics for operating and riding responsibly, rules and controls, starting/stopping and riding strategies, turning safely, traversing hills, emergency maneuvers and riding over obstacles.