Earthmoving equipment or heavy equipment is defined as any large construction vehicles used to move soil, rock and other heavy objects. These devices maybe track or rubber wheel driven, and come in a variety of configurations often referred to as loaders, scrapers, graders, or backhoes. Regardless of their drive type and application, due to the large nature of the equipment, when accidents occur they are often tragic.
While OSHA does not have a specific regulation for each piece of equipment, it does have regulations (CFR 1296.602, 1001) that define general rules that apply to these types of equipment. These include safety features that must be present, safe practices to be followed, and the training you must provide employees regarding the hazards of equipment, proper usage and more. These safety manuals and training must be provided to both the workers using the equipment and anyone else who may come into contact with the equipment.
Because there are no specific requirements by heavy equipment type, companies can struggle to understand and comply with the OSHA rules that do exist. You may find that meeting these regulations is confusing and requires you either to develop a training program yourself, or to outsource with expensive safety consultants.
There is a better solution.
AN EASIER COMPLIANCE SOLUTION
Our Earthmoving safety training kit is a simple three-step solution that brings all your employees into compliance.
1. Classroom/online training – The first step of our Earthmoving safety training program gives you two training options
o A computer based training program that allows employees to navigate an electronic training program at their own pace, and then take an on-line test.
o Instructor presentations and printable student materials that your trainer can use to deliver group classroom training, or when computer isn’t feasible.
2. Field training – The second step of training is in the field. During this part of the training, your appointed trainer demonstrates to the students how to apply the information they learned in the classroom session in the workplace.
3. Evaluation – The third step to the training session is evaluation. Through this step, the trainer either evaluates the trainees understanding of the information and procedures, and then signs off on certification, or retouches on topics that need more work.
Earthmoving Equipment Training Kit Contents
Here at Safety Services we have developed a “Do-It-Yourself” training program that is both simple to administer and fulfills all your OSHA requirements. This innovative kit features an Interactive Training Program, Student’s Handbook, Instructor’s Handbook, OSHA Regulations, Student Tests, Training Logs, Fall Protection Checklist, Certificates, Wallet Cards and More.
The topics addressed in our Earthmoving kit include:
• Equipment Information
• General Safety Requirements
• Personal Protective Equipment
• Safe Operating Practices
• Site Safety
• Maintenance and Repair
• And more
The certification provided by our Earthmoving training program meets OSHA all requirements. By providing your company with all the necessary material, your designated trainer will be able to deliver the required training quickly, easily, and consistently.
If you have any questions about custom safety manuals, or are ready to order your Earthmoving training program, give us a call at 1-888-840-9276.