Being able to operate a backhoe, or any large piece of heavy equipment, takes skill and an awareness of safety procedures. This classroom training will focus on parts of the machine, safety basics, pre-trip procedures, safe operation in situations such as traveling up or down a grade, operating on a slope, digging a trench, and more. Note: This is not a hands-on class; participants will not be operating heavy equipment.
Upon completion of the class, attendees should be able to:
Identify key machine components
Identify controls and understand their usage
Identify, read, and respond to instruments and gauges
Describe safe operation when working on or around heavy equipment
Understand how to respond to warning symbols
Describe pre-start and safe starting procedures and their importance
Explain the basics of machine operation and its safety
Understand preventative maintenance
This class should be of interest to anyone that operates a backhoe or works around heavy equipment.