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
In order to fully participate in all field work exercises, students will need the following equipment; hard hat, safety glasses, work boots, work gloves, and long-sleeve shirts.
Participants should have experience driving same type and class vehicles used to operate and mobilize digger derricks and aerial equipment machinery.
TopicsApplicable ANSI Standards+Operation of hydraulic systems and components+Specification for booms and derricks+Selection and use of hydraulic tools and equipment+Inspections of aerial devices and digger derricks+Operation of aerial bucket in job situations+Operation of digger derricks+Applicable safety rules for the operation of aerial devices and digger derricks in proximity to electrical equipment+Bucket rescue procedures for various mounting and operational configurations+Safety associated to the operation of aerial buckets and digger derricks
- Electric utilities
- Cable TV
- Anyone who operates aerial devices and digger derricks
- Anyone who certifies digger derrick and aerial operators