Heavy Equipment Operations Level 2
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Introduction to Earth Moving
This course provides a broad introduction to the process of planning and executing earth moving activities on various types of construction projects. The uses of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, scrapers, excavators, and loaders are explained.
Safety, Part 2
This course presents safety requirements for operating heavy equipment, activities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration relative to OSHA inspections and reporting requirements, and use of protective gear.
This course presents the operation and maintenance of scrapers and scraper techniques. The safety of the operator and the equipment while performing scraper work is emphasized.
This course introduces the use and maintenance of the bulldozer, bulldozer operating techniques and bulldozer attachments and their uses. Safer operation of the equipment is emphasized.
This course covers operation of water trucks used in the excavation industry. Describes, duties and responsibilities of the operator, safety rules for operation, the attachment of implements, and basic preventive maintenance practices.
Backhoe, Part 2
This course allows the student to acquire advanced seat time in backhoe operations.
Loader, Part 2
This course allows the student to acquire advanced seat time in loader operations.
Soils, Part 2
Describes basic soil classification methods, details factors affecting classification, soil density and compaction requirements. Also includes requirements for handling and combining different types of materials.
Grades, Part 2
Presents proper practices for setting grades off bench marks and describes methods for setting grades using various types of levels. The trainee is taught how to read and interpret construction plans to determine grading requirements, and a review of grading operations.
These classes may not reflect that of all member schools. Please refer to your school's catalogue for a full class schedule.