Caterpillar training to operate a backhoe

If you own a backhoe Caterpillar, you’ve already invested a considerable amount of money. Maximize your investment by ensuring that you or your backhoe operators know how to use the equipment with safety and efficacy while you reduce the wear on the machine. Whether the users end are rookies, have experience but need to improve, or are experienced and want a certification, Caterpillar offers a suite of training options to meet most requirements. If you do not accommodate Caterpillar training, there are programs offered by other entities throughout the country. The points you should consider when selecting a training program for backhoes are location, number of participants, training objectives and cost.

Basic training for Caterpillar operator

The course “Basic Training” Caterpillar is a program for three-day heavy equipment designed for entry-level operators. Although there are two training centers in the United States, only Demonstration & Learning Center in Edwards, Illinois, teaches backhoes. The program includes instruction in the classroom as “controls”. In July 2011, the program cost was $ 995 per student per day. That included material for the lounge, lunch and use of machinery. There is a minimum age requirement of 16 for members and a maximum of 35. Students will learn about safety for the operator, machine operation, applications backhoe, safety and maintenance capabilities and limitations and timetable.

Operator training Level 1

The operator training Level 1 (also called “Training for competent operator”) is designed as an initial training for a career as a heavy equipment operator. The course is specific to the machine, so participants must indicate “backhoe”. It is the first of three levels of training for “professional development” Caterpillar, the program lasts two days and includes sessions in the classroom and practice. Unlike the program “Basic Training for the operator”, training is carried out in a facility either Caterpillar or the site of student work. Training facilities cost, in July, 2011 US $ 750 per pupil per day and included classroom materials, lunch and use of machines. The on-site training costs $ 1,200 per day, plus the cost per day of trip instructor, US $ 1,200 plus expenses. There is a minimum requirement 4 course participants and a maximum of 6.

Operator training Level 2

Training for operator Level 2 (also called training for professional operator) is for those who have at least three years of experience in the backhoe. Designed to improve skills and efficiency, the course covers the fundamentals of safety and operation (maintenance, controls, techniques and applications) and provides an evaluation of the operator and a list of recommendations for improvement. After the program successfully, the student receives a certificate. Is the second of three levels of training for “professional development” Caterpillar, the program lasts two days and includes sessions in the classroom and practice? The training is carried out in a facility either Caterpillar or the site of student work. Training facilities cost, in July, 2011 US $ 750 per pupil per day and included classroom materials, lunch and use of machines. The on-site training costs $ 1,200 per day, plus the cost per day of trip instructor, US $ 1,200 plus expenses. There is a minimum requirement 4 course participants and a maximum of 6.

Operator certification Level 3

Level 3 certification for the Operator (also called Operator Certification Professional) is designed for operators with at least five years of experience operating backhoes. Level 3 certification evaluates the familiarity and efficiency of an operator. Students undergo a certification process, including marks for safety inspections of outpatient procedures both startup and shutdown and overall performance. To obtain the certification necessary to successfully conclude the training Level 2 Caterpillar. The certification includes a verification number graduation is based on the official record of Caterpillar. Each graduate receives a belt buckle with his name and number verification. If a student does not meet the standards of the course, you get an operator’s certificate but will receive a certificate of attendance. This third and final level of training for Professional Development lasts two days and includes both classroom sessions as “the machine”. The training is carried out in a facility either Caterpillar or the site of student work. In July 2011, the training facility cost US $ 750 per pupil per day and included classroom materials, lunch and use of machines. Training in the workplace cost $ 1,200 per day, plus the cost per day of trip instructor, US $ 1,200 plus expenses. There is a minimum requirement 4 course participants and a maximum of 6.

Train the trainers

Caterpillar course to “train the trainers” program is similar to their Tier 2 / Operator Experienced, but includes information and techniques that trainers and supervisors can use while train employees. Training in the classroom and on the machines incorporate a significant amount of role playing. Students must have at least three years of experience. The training is carried out in a facility either Caterpillar or the site of student work. Training facilities cost US $ 750 per pupil per day in July 2011, this fee covering materials for the classroom, lunch and use of machines. The on-site training costs $ 1,200 per day, plus the cost per day of trip instructor, US $ 1,200 plus expenses. There is a minimum requirement 4 course participants and a maximum of 6.

Autodidact operator training

Caterpillar provides convenient and cost-effective e-learning programs by purchasing CDs. The self-operator training is designed for novice operators, technicians and team owners; It provides the basic knowledge of safety, maintenance and procedures from the comfort of your own computer. The CDs are available for individual machines, or they can sell package to multiple machines. Each includes tips and techniques, interactive exercises, “self-assessments” of knowledge and a final exam. There is also a resource section with information booth and control specification records and useful links.

Heavy machinery simulators

Operator Training Simulators Cat are designed for beginners and experienced traders interested in improving their skills. Using the machine simulator, students become familiar with operating procedures before operating a real backhoe. Simulator exercises expose an operator to different environmental scenarios and present the basics. The training simulator is not only an effective way of training, but also frees up the time of actual use of machinery, saves on operating costs, allows training occur at any time of day or night and provides monitoring information the advance.

Additional training programs

Associated Training Services (ATS) offers a program for operators of backhoes. The training takes place both in the classroom and in the machinery, and provides the student with basic fundamental skills and operational experience. In addition to training in the use of the backhoe, the course offers first manager on how to interpret the classification of the land, laser levels, soil, security, site design and maintenance of the machine. Safety Head, Inc. is a Georgia-based company that provides security training programs both in and outside of their facilities for the machinery that moves the earth, which meet the requirements of safety training OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Occupational Safety and Health). Packages “do it yourself” of this company it includes a checklist, reference cards, a summary of the OSHA regulations, instructor’s manual, a test of the course, certificates and cards portfolio and a CD-ROM to train the trainer with documents and presentations for instructors.