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Total Equipment Training – Digger Derrick Program Outline

Total Equipment Training provides your employees with the training and documentation to comply with OSHA’s General Industry regulations for Digger Derricks. Regulations require that only qualified and authorized operators or operator trainees under the direct supervision of a qualified operator shall be permitted to operate Digger Derricks. To ensure that only qualified personnel operate Digger Derricks, regulations require that operators successfully complete a qualification process.

Our customized Digger Derrick operator training is designed to provide the information and testing to help ensure that your Digger Derrick operators are able to operate your machines safely and effectively. The tailored training consists of classroom training with written testing, and hands on training with practical testing. Training is divided based on the current skill level of the participants. Changes can be made to accommodate your company’s or employee’s needs. Below is a basic, starting point outline that will be adapted for your people and equipment. Topics covered will include, but not be limited to:

Section 1 – Unit Specifications

Section 2 – Safety

Section 3 – Controls

  • Outriggers
  • Two Speed Throttle Switch
  • Foot Throttle
  • Tools
  • Hand Controllers
  • Joystick Controller
  • Gauges

Section 4 – Preoperational

  • Daily Preoperational Checks
  • Daily Preoperational Component Inspection and Diagram
  • Preparing for Operation

Section 5 – Operation

  • Outriggers
  • Interlock System
  • Booms
  • Winch
  • Digger
  • Pole Guide
  • Tools
  • Personnel Platform
  • Jibs

Section 6 – Protection Systems

Section 7 – Emergency Operation

  • Operating Safely
  • Operation From Other Controls
  • Manual Operation of Boom Functions and Digger/Winch Valves

Section 8 – Troubleshooting

Section 9 – Care of the Unit

  • Hydraulic System
  • Fiberglass
  • Structures and Mechanical Systems