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Mobile Equipment

Environmental Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Course Length

8 Hours

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Min Attendees


Course Description

Designed for those individuals who operate pieces of mobile equipment not defined as Powered Industrial Trucks: skid steers, tractors, front-end loaders, and others, based on the specifics and operations of the pieces of equipment on site at a particular facility. Applicable OSHA and ANSI standards will be covered, as well as specifics as required by the manufacturer of those pieces of equipment.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Understand legal requirements such as OSHA regulations and ANSI standards.
  2. Understand the manufacturer’s requirements.
  3. Understand hazards associated with mobile equipment.
  4. Identify various parts of specific mobile equipment.
  5. Understand operating restrictions such as visibility, driving surfaces, operating environments, etc.
  6. Understand hazards while operating near pedestrians and other mobile equipment.
  7. Understand the importance of pre-operational inspections.
  8. Understand capacity, balance, stability, steering, etc.
  9. Understand attachment and modification hazards.
  10. Refuel and recharge equipment safely and efficiently.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    • What’s Important to You?
    • Case Study – Mobile Equipment Fatality
    • OSHA Regulations, ANSI Standards, and Other Applicable Rules
    • Manufacturer’s Requirements
  2. Purpose of the Equipment
    • General Operations Overview
  3. Safe Operating Procedures
    • Specific Aspects of the Equipment
    • Center of Gravity
    • Pedestrian Traffic and Spotters
    • Ground and Overhead Obstructions
    • Limitations of the Equipment
  4. Pre-Operational Inspections
    • Inspection Checklist
    • Visual Inspection
    • Operational Inspection
  5. Equipment Hazards
    • Electrical Hazards
    • Blind Spots
    • Speed Limits, Traffic Patterns, etc.
    • Safety Features
    • Dos and Don’ts of the Equipment
    • Fire Safety
  6. Operations
    • Steering
    • Maneuvering
    • Brakes and Transmission
    • Proper Stopping and Parking
  7. In Depth Ground Personnel Safety
    • Signaling and Flagging
    • Pedestrian Traffic
  8. Work Site Hazard Inspections
    • Understanding and Categorizing Hazards
    • Risks Associated with Equipment •
    Struck By and Caught Between Hazards
    • Solutions to Mitigate Hazards and Control Risks
    • Site Planning
  9. Operator Responsibilities
    • Training
    • Controlling the Equipment
    • Taking Equipment Out of Service
    • Abnormal Conditions and Operator Awareness
    • Attachments and Equipment Alterations
  10. Hands-On Exercises
    • Equipment Inspections
    • Proper Start-Up of Equipment
    • Safe Maneuvering and Operation