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