PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:
This full day course is designed for any worker performing duties as an excavator operator. Regardless of any previous experience, the law requires that an operator receives theoretical and hands-on training on safe front-end loader operation. In addition, their knowledge and ability to operate an excavator safely must be evaluated.
The objective of this program is to help make the participant a safer operator and reduce the risk of injury by providing them with the necessary knowledge and skills as required by the regulations.
Students must meet the following objectives to earn certification in this course:
- Achieve a minimum of 70% on the closed book exam.
- Perform a work area assessment.
- Conduct a pre-use inspection of the excavator.
- Score a passing grade of 80% on the practical examination.
This course certification is for loader backhoe and is valid for a 3 year period. An annual review is recommended.