Heavy Equipment Operator Training

Heavy Equipment Operator Training


The Heavy Equipment Operator training series of courses goes a long way in assisting employees for professional construction work. Participants will receive blending learning instruction, both through computer based training and on field projects, supervised by competent operators and experienced supervisors.


All course materials follow OSHA's 29 CFR 1926.602 for material handling and earth moving equipment guidelines. All skills and knowledge verification assessments follow the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) guidelines for verification of competency.


Through Computer Based Training (CBT), Students will be taught basic operating procedures, principles of machinery and equipment, safety and hazards, stability, etc. Once the CBT portion of the course is successfully completed, the student will be required to complete the equipment specific skills and knowledge verification practical assessment, delivered and proctored by an experienced operator or supervisor. Once the CBT course and practical assessment have been completed, a "License to Operate" wallet card will be issued.


The Heavy Equipment Operator training series is made up of seven individual training courses. To include:

  • Ariel Lift/Man Lift Operator
  • Backhoe/Loader Operator
  • Dozer Operator
  • Excavator Operator
  • Forklift/Tele-handler Operator
  • Front End Loader Operator
  • Skid Steer Operator


The courses can be taken individually as needed for certification on a specific machine.  Once all seven courses are completed and skills assessments for all courses have been approved by the HSE department, a certificate of achievement for Heavy Equipment Operator will be awarded.

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