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Excavator - Operation & Safety v3.0.0LVH5 (SSTE)

Excavator - Operation & Safety is part of VISTA's growing family of Silver Series online training programs, 1-2 hours in length and delivered via the web. They are ideal for new operator training as well as refresher training for experienced operators.

Operating an excavator without training can be unproductive and potentially dangerous. This program provides an overview of the basic principles of safe, productive excavator operation for construction and mining applications.

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Key topics in this program include:

Lesson 1 - Introduction: This lesson lays a solid foundation for the rest of the training program. It provides a concise overview of excavator safety by describing where safety features are located on the machine and emphasizes the importance of understanding the Operator’s Manual.

Lesson 2 - Getting to Know Your Excavator: This lesson teaches about the features and components of the machine, as well as how they function. It also includes topics on the monitoring system in place to warn of any safety or machine concerns.

Lesson 3 - Pre-use and Post-use Inspection: This training program devotes an entire lesson to inspection to emphasize the importance of recognizing possible broken parts and safety hazards. It discusses how defects found in an inspection should be reported.

Lesson 4 - Operation: This lesson teaches trainees how to operate the excavator. Start up procedures with regard to temperature and types of travel are a few important topics included in the lesson. Special situations such as slopes or inclines are also discussed.

Lesson 5 - Digging, Trenching, and Lifting: This lesson explores the importance of knowing the type of material and site, along with how to approach trenching, digging, and lifting. The dig cycle, steps of trenching, and lifting capacity information are all included.

Lesson 6 - Loading and Other Tasks: When learning how to position and load, it is important to identify the incorrect way in addition to the correct one. This lesson explores this idea, as well as other types of loading such as bench loading and drive-by loading.

The excavator is one of the most productive and versatile machines on today's jobsite, but it's also one that can easily get the operator into trouble if he or she isn't careful. Invest in this program today, to help ensure that your operators learn best practices for safe, productive operation.

Trainers: Before you begin classroom or field training, why not provide your trainees with a solid foundation of knowledge about the equipment and how to operate it safely? This web-based training course can be delivered any time, anywhere you have access to an internet connection.

Recommended Prerequisite(s): Heavy Equipment - Intro & Safety, Heavy Equipment - Pre-Use Inspection
Estimated length of training program: 1-2 hours + final test
Number of test Questions: 22
Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes, with trainee's name, date and test score
Incorrect Question Feedback report: Yes
Language: English
Narration: Yes

Immediate online delivery for one person
  • Introduction
  • Getting to know your Excavator
  • Pre-use and Post-use Inspection
  • Operation
  • Digging, Trenching and Lifting
  • Loading and Other Tasks
  • Final Exam
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed