SAF2006-UDT - Hydraulic Excavator Safety Training Course-UDT (FWS HEAVY EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR USE ONLY)

Course CodeSAF2006-UDT
Course TitleHydraulic Excavator Safety Training Course-UDT (FWS HEAVY EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR USE ONLY)
  • Availability:  FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented hydraulic excavators.  Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course.  
  • Pre-Requisite:  Completion of the Web-based Heavy Equipment Pre-Class Training course FWS-SAF-HE-PRECLASS-OLT is required prior to attending Heavy Equipment Safety Training.  
  • Description:  This course provides the training required in FWS Policy, 321 FW 1, to permit operation of Service-owned, operated, rented, or leased hydraulic excavators with applicable attachments and is designed to familiarize employees, volunteers, and partner operators with the safe operation and preventative maintenance of hydraulic excavators and attachments.  The course includes classroom and field operation instruction. 
  • Objectives:  Provide operators with the skills and knowledge necessary that will allow them to make informed decisions about their own safety, the safety of those around them, and the hydraulic excavator.  Also, allows attendees to demonstrate, through written examinations and actual demonstration, that they have the skills and knowledge to safely operate a hydraulic excavator with attachments in accordance with Service policy, manufacturer specifications and industry standards. 
  • Length of Course:  Determined by class size but typically takes 1 day / 8hrs.  Training consists of at least 4 hours classroom study and no less than 1 hour of field operation (seat time) per student 
  • NOTE:  Heavy Equipment Operator refresher course is required 3-years after completion of this course in order to maintain authorization to operate. Refer to FWS-SAF-HE-REFRESH-OLT, Heavy Equipment Safety Refresher OLT Course for details.  

FWS Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinators contact information:

National Coordinator John Blitch 703-358-2190
Region 1 Spencer Berg 503-231-6822
Region 2 Ed Bass 505-248-6607
Region 3 Dale Pittman 309-535-3151
Region 4 Stan Zazado 404-398-1855
Region 5 Bill Starke 413-253-8581
Region 6 Wade Briggs 605-256-1081
Region 7 Thomas Siekaniec 907-786-3344
Region 8 Dave Henderson 916-978-6158

Delivery MethodOnline Self Study
Non-FWS Fee$0.00
Instructional Hours8
Course Content ContactRegional FWS Heavy Equipment Coordinators; ;
Curriculum CategorySafety and Emergency Response
Registration CategoryHeavy Equipment Safety Coordinators
Registration LinkRegister
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Schedule:  SAF2006-UDT - Hydraulic Excavator Safety Training Course-UDT (FWS HEAVY EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR USE ONLY)

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