COURSE: Backhoe / Loader

COMPLIANCE REFERENCE: T8 CCR 1590-1596

DURATION OF COURSE: 8 hours

PROGRAM GOALS
This program will review the safety aspects of backhoe/loader equipment. Although many workers have previous experience operating a backhoe/loader, many serious accidents occur every year involving this equipment. These accidents are primarily caused by the lack of emphasis on the safety aspects of the equipment.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the completion of this course, the participant will increase his knowledge regarding the safe operational practices, the hazards, and the capabilities and limitations of the equipment.

Topics include:

  • Causes of Accidents
  • Safe Operational Practices
  • Equipment Inspection Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Special Warnings & Hazards
  • Operating Techniques
  • Crushing or Cutting Prevention
  • Burn Prevention
  • Fire or Explosion Prevention
  • Mounting & Dismounting
  • Trenching & Excavating Hazards
  • Written Exam
  • Course Evaluation

At the conclusion of the class, each participant will take a written examination and complete a course evaluation.