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Course Description:

This program is designed for experienced operators, to train individuals in the fundamentals of heavy equipment operations. It will provide those with the background, insight, and practice that is necessary in the construction industry. The Backhoe Training Course is a 8 Hour course which provides students and employees with the basic knowledge and skills needed to safely operate a Backhoe loader. The course is either held on-site at training center facilities, or the agency’s equipment. Teaching methods include heavy 'hands-on' participation, visual aids, text and equipment operation. Students will be required to practice and demonstrate proper and safe use of the loader-backhoe while performing outlined tasks. Program is progressive and thus the instructor will introduce exercises of increased complexity and difficulty. In addition, each student will receive an operation manual for future reference.

At the conclusion of this program students should be able to demonstrate safe operation of Backhoe Equipment as required by the OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standard.

Course Duration:

· 8 Hours ( Theory and Practical Evaluation)
· Four operators per session to allow for maximum instructor/operator interaction

 Monthly Schedule Classes…..............  9:30 am to 5:30 pm
· Call for scheduling

Program Outline:


· Introduction to OSHA
· Standard Federal Requirements 29 CFR 1926
· Utilities , Pedestrian awareness
· Basic principles: Backhoe Loader design and operation
· Parts of a Backhoe Loader/Pre-shift inspection
· Operation of Backhoe Loader
· Fuel sources (Diesel / Gasoline)
· General safety rules/guidelines
· Summary (written test)
Practical evaluations – (Must Pass)


· performing of pre-shift inspection
· maintenance procedures
· safe operating techniques
· load handling/selection
· safety
· extensive hands-on training and application


Must Pass Written Evaluation
Must Pass Practical Evaluation


Students will have the opportunity to use the following facility equipment as required throught out the program: 

Class Size:

Classes generally range in size from 4 to 8 students