EPP025 – 28.00 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 itsi@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Bucket and Digger Truck OperationsThe Bucket and Digger Truck Operations course instructs participants on the safe operation of basic hydraulic systems used on both bucket and digger derrick units. During the delivery of this course, participants are provided with the procedures necessary to perform daily, weekly and monthly performance checks, preventive maintenance procedures, proper positioning, and safe operation at job sites. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have the ability to perform preventive maintenance procedures and demonstrate safe operational skills for digger derricks and bucket trucks.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Student Must Provide

  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses
  • Work boots
  • Work gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Texas Department of Public Safety Licensing Requirements

Participants must be qualified to operate vehicles of the size and class that carry digger derricks and aerial lift devices.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


Prior Training Courses and Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, participants have experience driving the type and class of vehicles used to operate and mobilize digger derricks and aerial equipment machinery.


  • Standards and Requirements
  • Components of Basic Hydraulic Systems
  • Operating Specifications of Support Structures
  • Operation of Aerial Lift Devices and Derrick Diggers with Associated Auxiliary Tools and Equipment
  • Safety Procedures
  • Aerial Lift Rescue Training
  • Rescue Procedures
  • Field Activities

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for personnel who operate bucket and digger trucks, certify bucket and digger truck operators to work with such equipment, and mechanics who maintain and repair this equipment.

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: itsi@teex.tamu.edu

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