The 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
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.
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. This 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.
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.
TopicsStandards 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
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.
Continuing Education and Professional Credits2.8 CEUs