Heavy Equipment

The TEEX Heavy Equipment Program believes industry professionals in the construction, utilities, and oil production industries responsible for safe equipment operation, have a requirement to be well-trained, qualified, and productive. Whether a scraper, bulldozer, motor grader, front-end loader, excavator, dump truck, crane, or other types of heavy equipment, TEEX provides operators with the basic and advanced skills required to safely operate machinery in all environments. TEEX believes hands-on training is imperative and provides opportunities for all skill levels to participate in field exercises complemented by traditional classroom training. The Heavy Equipment Program also offers specialized online safety awareness short courses covering work zone safety, excavation safety, and confined space entry; each providing industry professionals with valuable information in preventative maintenance, machine mechanical systems, and safe work practices.

The Heavy Equipment Proficiency Evaluation Program provides industry professionals and employers with the ability to properly document operator skill levels. During the evaluation process, TEEX Heavy Equipment Program personnel provide an overview of all equipment use expectations and those criteria to be used during the formal check of skill level and proficiency. Prior to the demonstration of proficiency by the operator, each is administered a pre-test to document the knowledge of basic operational techniques and safety processes required to properly operate the equipment. Once the testing phase has been successfully completed, operators are evaluated utilizing a standardized checklist unique to the specific heavy equipment being utilized. Upon successful completion of the evaluation, each operator receives a final determination of proficiency presented to the host administrator documenting each operator’s level of skill on the designated piece of equipment. 

TEEX offers proficiency evaluations for the use of the following equipment: 
  • Asphalt Paver
  • Dozer 
  • Excavator 
  • Gradall 
  • Motor Grader 
  • Skid Steer Loader 
  • Asphalt Milling Machine 
  • Steel Wheel Compactor 
  • Asphalt Distributor 
  • Aerial Work Platform 
  • Front End Loader 
  • Backhoe 
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Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended

Backhoe

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PRT

HEP002

Introduction to Backhoe Operation

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP003

Advanced Backhoe Operations

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP214

Introduction to Equipment Load and Tie Down

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP258

Equipment Load and Tie-Down

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP518

Backhoe Operator Proficiency

Face-to-Face

Cranes

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PRT

HEP214

Introduction to Equipment Load and Tie Down

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP273

Forklift Operator

Face-to-Face

PRT

OSH205

Cranes in Construction (OSHA #2055)

Face-to-Face

PRT

PRT260

Cranes and Material Handling

Face-to-Face

Excavation

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PRT

HEP002

Introduction to Backhoe Operation

Face-to-Face

PRT

OSH301

Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics (OSHA #3015)

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Face-to-Face

PRT

OSH747

Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410)

Face-to-Face

PRT

SAF217

Excavation Safety

Face-to-Face

PRT

WWW353

Excavation Safety Awareness for Utilities (Online)

Online

Forklift

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PRT

HEP214

Introduction to Equipment Load and Tie Down

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP273

Forklift Operator

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP274

Forklift Operator Instructor

Face-to-Face

PRT

PRT260

Cranes and Material Handling

Face-to-Face

Load and Tie-Down

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PRT

HEP002

Introduction to Backhoe Operation

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP003

Advanced Backhoe Operations

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP209

Introduction to Loader Operator

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP214

Introduction to Equipment Load and Tie Down

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP258

Equipment Load and Tie-Down

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP273

Forklift Operator

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP518

Backhoe Operator Proficiency

Face-to-Face

Loader

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PRT

HEP209

Introduction to Loader Operator

Face-to-Face

Motor Grader

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PRT

HEP205

Introduction to Motor Grader Operator

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP208

Intermediate Motor Grader Operator

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP214

Introduction to Equipment Load and Tie Down

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP258

Equipment Load and Tie-Down

Face-to-Face

Online

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PRT

HEP700

Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones (Online)

Online

PRT

WWW353

Excavation Safety Awareness for Utilities (Online)

Online

Safety

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PRT

HEP213

Skid Steer Operator

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP560

Construction Work Zone Safety for Heavy Equipment Operators

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP700

Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones (Online)

Online

PRT

OSH205

Cranes in Construction (OSHA #2055)

Face-to-Face

PRT

OSH747

Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410)

Face-to-Face

PRT

SAF217

Excavation Safety

Face-to-Face

Skid-Steer

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

PRT

HEP212

Introduction to Skid Steer Operator

Face-to-Face

PRT

HEP213

Skid Steer Operator

Face-to-Face

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