Heavy Equipment Training School Vancouver - The heavy equipment operator courses will help the operator in attaining the necessary skills and knowledge they would need to be able to enter the workforce as an entry level operator. In this 12 week course along with a practicum, you would focus on jobsite basics such as: safety, health and environmental awareness and training, equipment operation and maintenance, and application of earth moving methods in hands-on conditions.
This training helps you to operate on chosen items of equipment like for example a loader, compactor, dozer, grader and an excavator. There are various important skills required to become a heavy equipment operator: good oral communication skills, excellent problem solving skills, excellent spatial ability and good vision, physical stamina and strength, the ability to work well with others in a team or alone and good manual dexterity along with good eye-hand coordination.
Technical skills are also required to operate these machinery. These skills comprise: general mechanical ability, being able to operate equipment and power tools, knowledge of safe working methods, the ability to follow grade plans, technical specifications and read instructions, the ability to make mathematical calculations and basic measurements, and the ability to perform basic maintenance and mechanical repairs.