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How to Operate a Bulldozer

Heavy Equipment Training
A bulldozer is a large mechanized machine equipped with a metal blade on the front, used mainly to move earth. It is among the most widely used implements in the construction industry, and has several applications in various other sectors. Contact TET for bulldozer training What Are the Three Types…

Crane Hand Signals for Safety & Crane Operation

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Some of the largest and most powerful machines on Earth are used in the construction industry; the mobile crane is no exception. With great power comes create risks & hazards if the operators are not acting responsibly. When moving heavy loads, lack of proper safety procedures can cause minor or…

Job Site Safety Training

Safety and Training Tips
All lines of work pose some kind of threat to the safety of the people doing them. This is especially pronounced in industries using heavy equipment, which stands among the top in bodily harm and fatalities of workers. Realizing this, countries across the world have established and empowered regulatory bodies…

CAUSES OF CRANE ACCIDENTS

Construction and the heavy equipment industry are a booming cornerstone of the world’s economy, employing millions across the world. These industries utilize some of the most powerful machinery ever developed to extract raw materials from the earth, transport them, process them, and bring it all together to create structures to…

What is Personal Protective Equipment?

Industry News
With the ever-increasing awareness and demand for better workplace conditions, more safety protocols, procedures, and guidelines are being created and implemented. With these in place, both employers and employees can enjoy the benefits, as fewer lawsuits and downtimes from injury recoveries can help business owners continue the business, and employees…

Bucket Truck Inspection

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The heavy equipment industry has given rise to an ever-expanding roster of machines and tools used to complete tasks both safely and efficiently. Among the utilities boasting a wide number of applications – even expanding into other sectors is the bucket truck. Originally called cherry pickers, a name adopted from…

OSHA Crane and Derrick Compliance Directives

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the nationally accredited and internationally recognized organization authorized to create and amend regulations for the safe work conditions for workers. They provide training, education, and outreach to aid in the dissemination of information. OSHA compliance announcements are always being made in order…

What Is Crane Inspection?

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  A crane inspection is a detailed visual and operational examination of a crane to ensure it performs at its best. During the crane inspection process, individual components and lifting gears are examined to detect wear & tear and identify crane maintenance needs for a seamless, safe, and productive operation.…

How Much Does Heavy Equipment Operator Training Cost?

Heavy Equipment Training
The cost of heavy equipment operator training will vary on many different factors. A typical training program will cost your organization anywhere between $4,000-$20,000 depending on location, equipment, etc. Heavy equipment training provides both training of the equipment, as well as, in-depth safety tips and protocols. Contact Total Equipment Training…

What Is a Crane Load Chart?

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A crane load chart helps the operator calculate a crane’s lifting capabilities. This chart ensures that the crane that is under operation does not exceed its lifting capacity. Load charts take into consideration how the lift capacity varies when considering the distance and the angle of the lift. The lift…