Calgary Heavy Equipment Training School - The heavy equipment operator courses will assist the operator in obtaining the necessary knowledge and skills they will need in order to enter the workforce as an entry level operator. In this 12 week course plus a practicum, you would focus on jobsite basics including: health, environmental and safety training and awareness, machine maintenance and operation, and use of earth moving techniques in hands-on situations.
Operator training will help individuals work with their selected heavy equipment like for example a grader, loader, compactor, a dozer and an excavator. The required skills which an operator will require to work with heavy machinery includes: good problem solving skills, good oral communication skills, good spatial ability and excellent vision, physical stamina and strength, the ability to work well with others in a team or alone and excellent manual dexterity along with excellent eye-hand coordination.
Technical skills are also necessary to operate these machines. These skills comprise: being able to operate equipment and power tools, general mechanical ability, 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 mechanical repairs and maintenance.