6 Week Heavy Equipment Operator Program
- Program Code
- Collège Boréal Certificate of Achievement
This six (6) weeks program provides the trainees the ability to operate heavy equipment in a safe and efficient manner, perform pre-op inspections, preventative maintenance, install attachments, read and interpret legislation, site plans, and manufacturer manuals.
Some of the duties include:
• Explore the operation of heavy Equipment;
• Perform preventative maintenance;
• Develop skills necessary to become proficient in the operation of heavy equipment.
Trainees will be trained to operate selected pieces of equipment, which will include the following six (6) pieces of equipment: backhoe/loader, bulldozer, excavator, skid steer, forklift, and scissor lift.
Grade 10 education or equivalent | 18 years of age
– Collège Boréal Certificate of Achievement;
– Official Transcript;
– Demonstrate safe work and personal protection practices;
– Demonstrate knowledge of standards for road construction, municipal project as well as others.
All related wallet cards:
Fall Protection, Confine Space Awareness, Lockout Tagout, Common Core (theory), WHMIS.
- Training Mode
- In Class
- Hearst, Kapuskasing, Nipissing, Sudbury, Timmins
Lockout and Tagout (H&S)
The participant will know the importance of implementing a lockout program in the workplace as well the proper lockout and tagout procedures to be used. Legislation, types of energy, hazard identification, control methods, lockout equipment.
WHMIS is the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. Recognized across Canada, this system aims to reduce the incidence of illness and injury resulting from the use of hazardous substances. Continuous intake – online
Confined Spaces (H&S)
At the end of this course, the participant will understand the confined space legislation; the hazard assessment requirements, recognize a confined space; understand and apply the procedures and safe work practices in the confined space plan.
Safe Operation of a Scissor Lift (H&S)
The participant will recognize the types of elevating Equipment and the hazards associated with their operation, the importance of performing effective circle checks and the safe operating techniques of a scissor lift.
Safe Operation of a Skid Steer Loader (H&S)
The participant will recognize the types of elevating Equipment and the hazards associated with their operation, the importance of performing effective circle checks and the safe operating techniques of a skid steer loader.
Surface Miner Common Core – Theory
This course covers the theory portion of the 3 mandatory common core modules required for anyone wanting to work in a surface mine environment. The modules include: Work Safely in the Job Environment, Perform General Lockout and Tag and Operate Hand and Power Tools.
Safe Operation of a Forklift & Propane Exchange
The participant will recognize the types of elevating equipment and the hazards associated with their operation, the importance of performing effective circle checks and the safe operating techniques of a forklift.
Heavy Equipment General Health and Safety Training
This course teaches the learner the safety measures and the workplace accident prevention procedures to follow on a construction, harvesting or other worksite and adhering to health and safety acts and regulations. The learner will familiarize himself/herself with the safety devices found on heavy equipment in order to develop safe working practices. Furthermore, the course will teach the learner the importance of using sound environmental practices in order to protect the environment.
Basic Soils and Environment
This course teaches the learner the knowledge, working techniques and the ability to distinguish the various types of aggregates used on a job site. The student will also learn how shrinks and swell factors affect equipment selection and how soil conditions affect equipment performance.
Heavy Equipment Service and Maintenance
This course provides the equipment operator with a general understanding of basic service, maintenance, preventive maintenance, repairs and trouble shooting of heavy equipment. Also teaches the learner awareness and develop competency in the area of equipment in a safely manner. In addition to operating equipment and performing various operational tasks, the learner must also perform preventive maintenance of the machine in order to ensure good operating condition and the safety of his work colleagues.
Heavy Equipment Machine Basic Operation
This course initiates the learner to heavy equipment used on site. This course allows the learner to know the requirements of the work of a heavy equipment operator. Also, this course allows the learner to recognize the types of equipment used on site. Further, this course demonstrates to the learner the importance of communications, the knowledge of aggregates and the basic principles of forest roads in doing the work of heavy equipment operator. Finally, this course allows the learner to put in perspective the role of a heavy equipment operator in the context of a construction site, logging operations and others.
Heavy Equipment Operation Dozer Crawler
This course presents to the learner the description of a bulldozer, the gauges and instruments that ensure its control. This course demonstrates to the learner the techniques of operation of a bulldozer, safety rules that relate to it as well as preventive maintenance. The learner executes, under the supervision of the leader, all the tasks related to operation of a bulldozer.
Heavy Equipment Operation Excavator
This course presents the learner with a description of an excavator as well as gauges and instruments that ensure its control. This course demonstrates to the learner the operating techniques of an excavator, the safety rules that apply and preventive maintenance. The learner performs, under the supervision of the leader, all the tasks related to operation of an excavator.
Heavy Equipment Operation Backhoe Loader
This course aims to train the learner so that he can operate a backhoe loader on a job site and to operate the controls required to perform infrastructure works and loading of earth and other materials in trucks or in excavations. This course allows the learner to know the components, the controls and the functions of a backhoe loader as well as the safety techniques to apply during its operation. Among other things, the learner executes all the stages of operation of a backhoe loader under the supervision of the leader.
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