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.
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:
- Understand legal requirements such as OSHA regulations and ANSI standards.
- Understand the manufacturer’s requirements.
- Understand hazards associated with mobile equipment.
- Identify various parts of specific mobile equipment.
- Understand operating restrictions such as visibility, driving surfaces, operating environments, etc.
Understand hazards while operating near pedestrians and other mobile equipment.
- Understand the importance of pre-operational inspections.
- Understand capacity, balance, stability, steering, etc.
- Understand attachment and modification hazards.
- Refuel and recharge equipment safely and efficiently.
• What’s Important to You?
• Case Study – Mobile Equipment Fatality
• OSHA Regulations, ANSI Standards, and Other Applicable Rules
• Manufacturer’s Requirements
- Purpose of the Equipment
• General Operations Overview
- Safe Operating Procedures
• Specific Aspects of the Equipment
• Center of Gravity
• Pedestrian Traffic and Spotters
• Ground and Overhead Obstructions
• Limitations of the Equipment
- Pre-Operational Inspections
• Inspection Checklist
• Visual Inspection
• Operational Inspection
- Equipment Hazards
• Electrical Hazards
• Blind Spots
• Speed Limits, Traffic Patterns, etc.
• Safety Features
• Dos and Don’ts of the Equipment
• Fire Safety
• Brakes and Transmission
• Proper Stopping and Parking
- In Depth Ground Personnel Safety
• Signaling and Flagging
• Pedestrian Traffic
- 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
- Operator Responsibilities
• Controlling the Equipment
• Taking Equipment Out of Service
• Abnormal Conditions and Operator Awareness
• Attachments and Equipment Alterations
- Hands-On Exercises
• Equipment Inspections
• Proper Start-Up of Equipment
• Safe Maneuvering and Operation