Advanced Backhoe Operations

HEP003 – 32.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

backhoeThe Advanced Backhoe Operations course takes the novice operator into areas of training that develop skills required to tackle complex and operations in the utility maintenance and construction fields. Participants will study in-depth the OSHA requirements for excavation safety and the techniques used to comply with those standards. Hands-on training will consist of utility location and lifting activities. Load and tie-down procedures will also be addressed. Participants will receive intense training in productive and efficient operator techniques.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

It is recommended, but not required, participants complete the TEEX Backhoe Operator (HEP002) course.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Backhoe-Loader Overview
  • Safety Procedures
  • Startup and Shutdown Procedures
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Trench Sloping and Benching
  • Locating Utilities
  • Backhoe-Loader Operations
  • Transporting
  • Basic Field Applications

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for personnel who currently operate backhoe-loaders and more experienced operators.

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]