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Safety Instructions for Heavy Equipment Operator’s Cab

Workplace safety is an essential part of everyone’s job. This is especially true for occupations with a higher risk for bodily harm, like heavy equipment operation. Unfortunately, mistakes do happen in construction sites and other places heavy equipment is used, which is why safety practices and protocols are so crucial; they can save lives in the event of a mishap. Below are some safety instructions that can keep you safe while inside the cab of a heavy equipment machine:

External Walk-around

One of the most important steps of safety is done before you even get in the cabin of a piece of heavy equipment. Always conduct a thorough external inspection, making note of any wear and tear on the machine that may be problematic. Doing a lap around the machine prior to getting in the cab will prevent any catastrophic accidents due to faulty equipment.

Safety instruction for cabin crew

Protect Your Ears

Depending on the type of equipment, it can be loud inside the cab of a heavy equipment machine. A bulldozer, for example, can generate noise up to 112.5 decibels. For reference, 85 decibels is the level at which continued exposure begins to cause noise-induced hearing loss. That being said, always wear ear protection, as required by company policy, while operating heavy equipment.

Do an Internal Inspection

Once you are in the cab, make sure all the components are in working order. If something is malfunctioning, you can avoid using the machine and notify the proper party to ensure the right repair is made. As with the external inspection, this will prevent mishaps caused by faulty equipment.

Wear Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Different heavy equipment machines may require different kinds of personal protective equipment. This can include gloves and eyewear, so be sure to consult with your supervisor and the OSHA guidelines.  

Communicate Effectively with Others

Effectively communicating with others in the work zone is vital to preventing injuries to yourself and others. Be sure to follow proper communication protocol to minimize injury risk. There’s a reason heavy equipment machines have horns. Use them.

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Comply with Regulatory Bodies

Construction workers are protected by industry standards, rules and regulations set forth by regulatory bodies such as the Directorate of Construction (DOC) in OSHA. OSHA works in tandem with the DOC to create occupational guidelines and legislation focused on the construction industry.

Education Is the Best Defense

Knowledge is power. This rings true for safety in the heavy equipment industry. Maintaining knowledge of the best safety practices is the best defense against workplace mishaps inside the cab and out. Enrolling in a heavy equipment program at a trade school near you is a great way to learn the basics of heavy equipment safety. You will later build on these fundamentals in on-the-job training. There’s no better place to learn these fundamentals of cabin safety than at a Heavy Equipment Colleges of America campus.

Construct a Rewarding Career at HEC

At Heavy Equipment Colleges of America, you will learn the essential skills to succeed as a heavy equipment operator. HEC has seven campuses across the country, each full of instructors who pride themselves on providing practical heavy equipment education tailored to its students’ individual needs. HEC’s programs offer the perfect mix of textbook learning and hands-on experience to adequately prepare you for a job in the industry.

HEC has over a decade of experience training heavy equipment operators. All seven campuses are approved testing sites for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America offers comprehensive heavy equipment operating courses that can be completed in as soon as three weeks. This may provide you with the knowledge and competence you need to start your new career. Don’t wait; hop into the driver seat of your new career. Learn more about HEC’s programs or schedule a tour of the campus nearest you by logging on to https://heavyequipmentcollege.com/.

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Locations

CA – San Bernardino:  1955 W. 9th Street | San Bernardino, CA 92411
 
CA – Ft. Irwin:  306 Langford Lake Road | Bld # TR0403 | CA 92310
(Location is on a military base and is VETERAN ONLY – Career Skills Program (CSP)*)
 
Georgia:  581 Sigman Road, Suite 300 | Conyers, GA 30013
 
North Carolina:  1909 Bragg Blvd, Suite 94 | Fayetteville, NC 28303
 
Oklahoma:  6101 W. Reno Avenue, Suite 1000 | Oklahoma City, OK 73127
 
Washington:  4701 McChord Drive SW | Lakewood, WA 98499
(Location is on military base and is VETERAN ONLY – Career Skills Program (CSP)*and VA Education Benefits)

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OKLAHOMA LOCATION ONLY: Heavy Equipment Colleges of America has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The school’s programs are approved by TWC. Students must address their concerns about this school of any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog. Students dissatisfied with the school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable. Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on TWC’s website at www.texasworkforce.org/careerschoolstudents.

Heavy Equipment Colleges of America endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and provides training to prepare candidates for CCO examinations.

*The Army’s Career Skills Program (CSP) prepares Soldiers for civilian employment through first-class apprenticeships, on-the-job training, job shadowing, internships and employment skills training. Soldiers are eligible to participate in an Army CSP up to 180 days prior to separation from the Army and after completion of the mandatory 5-day SFL-TAP workshop. To be considered for an open seat in a CSP you must contact the POC at the installation where you want to attend a CSP and submit your commander authorized/signed participation memo in advance of the start date.

WIOA/TAA funded training may be provided only to individuals who qualify for the program and not only if funds are available.