Total Equipment Training – Bobcat Training
OSHA’s subpart C for General Safety And Health provisions require skid-steer operators to be trained under 1926.21(b)(2) and 1926.20(b)(4) requirements. The employer is required to train Skid-Steer operators so that they can recognize and avoid unsafe conditions. Training needs to be comprehensive enough to ensure that the operator is fully capable of safely handling the equipment in the type of conditions encountered at the site. Experience is not sufficient and does not make an employee qualified to be an operator.
Only those who are qualified through training or experience are allowed to operate equipment. Total Equipment Training offers a comprehensive operator program for Bobcat/Skid-Steer operators. Our training is tailored to individual needs consisting of classroom and practical hands on training and evaluation. Operators will take both a written and practical evaluation to evidence their competency and to provide companies with the written documentation of training required by OSHA.
Our comprehensive classroom program will go over safety and operation of the skid-steer, as well as, site specific safety conditions. We tailor each program specifically for the piece of equipment and how it is being used in the workplace.
- The effect of weight distribution on skid-steer loader steering and stability
- Key principles every Bobcat Operator should know
- Difference between tipping load and rated operating capacity
- Understanding the hydrostatic transmission
- Loader reaction when steering levers are moved
- Maintenance, including the importance of safe, efficient, and productive operation
- Identify the controls and their functions
- Identify the safety features and their importance
- Safe entry and exit
- Changing attachments-if needed
- Fundamentals of safe movement and maneuvering
- Working with attachments
- Efficient traveling and maneuvering techniques
- Site hazards and conditions for safe operation
- Shut down procedures
- Safe Service
- Basic hydraulic fundamentals and maintenance procedures for everyday use
- Engaging and disengaging attachments
- Components and safety features
- Operator controls and steering levers
- Loader inspection
Operators will be required to perform a pre-operational inspection and successfully demonstrate safely operating the Skid Steer in a site/job specific manner.