HEP002 – 32.00 Hours
Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.
The Introduction to Backhoe Operation course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems, and operational techniques. Hands-on exercises utilizing the TEEX Heavy Equipment Field provide students with operational skills development designed to ensure proper use of the equipment.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Participant must provide:
- Hard hat
- Steel-toed footwear
- Visibility safety vest
- A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.
- Backhoe-Loader Overview
- Safety Procedures
- Startup and Shut-down Procedures
- Preventative Maintenance
- Backhoe-Loader Operations
- Transporting a Backhoe-Loader
- Field Applications
This course is designed for personnel just beginning their career as a backhoe-loader operator, or the participant with limited experience. This course is also recommended for use as a refresher for more experienced operators.