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 itsi@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The 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.

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.


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


  • 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: itsi@teex.tamu.edu

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