Heavy Equipment Training School Edmonton - The heavy equipment operator courses will assist the operator in acquiring the required skills and knowledge they will require to be able to enter the workforce as an entry level operator. In this 12 week course together with a practicum, you would focus on jobsite fundamentals including: safety, health and environmental awareness and training, machine operation and maintenance, and application of earth moving methods in hands-on situations.
Operator training will help people work with their chosen heavy equipment like a compactor, grader, loader, an excavator and a dozer. The essential skills that an operator will require to work with heavy machines includes: excellent problem solving skills, good oral communication skills, physical stamina and strength, excellent spatial ability and good vision, the ability to work alone or well with others in a team and good manual dexterity along with excellent eye-hand coordination.
Technical skills are also essential to operate these machinery. These skills comprise: general mechanical ability, being able to operate equipment and power tools, understanding of safe working practices, the ability to follow technical specifications, grade plans and read instructions, the ability to make mathematical calculations and basic measurements, and the ability to carry out basic maintenance and mechanical repairs.