EPP123 – 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 [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Module 3: Bucket and Digger Truck Operations is designed to instruct participants in basic hydraulic systems, performance checks, and preventive maintenance procedures. A working knowledge of proper positioning of equipment, safe operation at job sites, and aerial manlift rescue procedures are also taught in the course.

Upon successful completion of this module, participants will be able to demonstrate safe operation of bucket trucks and derrick diggers, including proper aerial lift rescue procedures in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and applicable regulating authorities.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants will be expected to come to class prepared each day supplied with the following items: notepad, pens, pencils, highlighters, and a scientific calculator. A backpack or other bag is recommended to secure and carry supplies.

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, the participant must:

  • Attend 100% of the course
  • Sign attendance roster each day of class
  • Complete and pass the final examination and field activities
  • Complete the end-of-course evaluation

With an approved absence, and if the absence is short enough, the instructor has discretion to provide options for makeup work if the hours are equivalent.

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. The course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • 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
  • Aerial Lift Rescue
  • Field Activities: Non-Overcenter Bool
  • Field Activities: Overcenter Boom—Fixed Bucket
  • Field Activities: Overcenter Boom—Tilting Bucket

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for individuals who operate bucket and digger trucks, individuals who certify bucket and digger truck operators, and mechanics who maintain and repair this equipment. Participants should be qualified to operate vehicles of the size and class that carry digger derricks and aerial lift devices.

Contact Information

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

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