Introduction to Loader Operator

HEP209 – 16.00 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

Loader OperatorThe Introduction to Loader Operator course provides entry-level instruction for the operation of both rubber-tired and track-mounted loaders. During classroom instruction participants are introduced to loader types, common configurations, and related attachments. Training provided also covers machine mechanical systems, safe work practices, and operational techniques. During field exercises, participants are provided hands-on opportunities covering standard operational scenarios designed to practice basic functions of the equipment and reinforce safety procedures.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant must provide:

  • Hard hat
  • Steel-toed footwear
  • Gloves
  • Visibility safety vest
  • 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

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  •   Explain the use of a front-end loader.
  •   Explain front-end loader safety precautions.
  •   Discuss the safe operation of a front-end loader.
  •   Safely operate a front-end loader.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for entry-level front-end loader 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]