EPP201 – 24.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your 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 Instructor course provides experienced industry professionals with the knowledge, skills, and materials necessary to train bucket and digger truck operators on the safe use, inspection, and required maintenance of bucket trucks and digger derricks. During training, candidate instructors will utilize both company-owned and TEEX Bucket and Digger Truck vehicles to perform skill testing, job-related simulations, and scenario-driven aerial lift manipulation exercises. Candidate instructors will also have the opportunity to apply adult learning principles during practice presentations designed to build confidence and proficiency while utilizing newly developed facilitation skills and instructional materials.


TEEX Certification/Licensing Requirement

Participants must provide evidence of completion of the TEEX Bucket and Digger Truck Operations (EPP025) course or equivalent training verified by their current employer through a completed Student Qualification Form. This prerequisite may be accomplished by uploading a copy of the documents during registration using the TEEX Student Portal. Once received and approved, the participant will be notified by email they have met all prerequisites and have been added to the class roster. All documentation is due at least 14 business days prior to the start of class.

Course Completion Requirements

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.

Student Must Provide

  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses
  • Work boots
  • Work gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt

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.


  • Training the Trainer
  • 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 experienced bucket and digger truck operators in the electric power, telecommunications, or cable TV sectors who wish to become bucket and digger truck operations instructors.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 2.40 CEUs

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: (979) 458-9188 | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: itsi@teex.tamu.edu

I learned a great deal from this course. The course is helpful to take what I’ve learned and apply it in the field.

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