Having the proper knowledge and skills to operate heavy equipment is important to ensure safety in the work environment. This course provides participants with the basic skills required to safely operate a backhoe and forklift in a UXO field environment. Participants will learn safety, operation, and maneuverability of two common pieces of equipment used in the UXO field of work. This program is geared toward UXO technicians who may be tasked to stack or unearth buried ordnance items. Heavy emphasis is placed on safety and is designed to meet OSHA, ANSI, and ASME requirements as well as provides instruction in industry standard consensus practice.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements Hazardous Materials Course #3806.
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 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.
To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each module and complete all required course
assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.
in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive
TopicsOverview of the backhoe-loader+Safety Procedures+Startup and shut-down procedures+Preventive maintenance+Backhoe-loader operations+Transporting a backhoe-loader
- Students scheduled to attend the UXO Technician Level 1 course
- UXO personnel wishing to acquire skills in operating heavy equipment
Continuing Education and Professional Credits4 CEUs
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
Government ProgramsPost 9/11 GI Bill Benefits® For information contact Veteranservices@teex.tamu.edu or call (877) 833-9638