Equipment Load and Tie-Down

HEP258 - 16.00 Hours

Description

Load and Tie-DownThe Equipment Load and Tie Down course is designed for experienced operators who are charged with loading and towing construction equipment. During training, participants will be taught best practices for load and tie down towed equipment as well as preventive maintenance, safe work practices, and load calculations. Hands-on training opportunities provide participants with exercises designed to help apply learned practices, including the proper inspection of tie down devices, verification of tire load ratings, securing different types of equipment with the proper number of restraints, load ratings of chains, and the transfer of load weight.

This course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class for your organization, please contact Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or itsi@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

Load and Tie-DownThe Equipment Load and Tie Down course is designed for experienced operators who are charged with loading and towing construction equipment. During training, participants will be taught best practices for load and tie down towed equipment as well as preventive maintenance, safe work practices, and load calculations. Hands-on training opportunities provide participants with exercises designed to help apply learned practices, including the proper inspection of tie down devices, verification of tire load ratings, securing different types of equipment with the proper number of restraints, load ratings of chains, and the transfer of load weight.

Prerequisites

Texas Department of Public Safety Certification/Licensing Requirement

The participant must present a Texas Department of Public Safety Class A CDL or equivalent upon registering for the course at least 14 business days prior to the start of class. This prerequisite may be accomplished by uploading a copy of the document after registration. Once received and approved, the participant will be notified by email that they have met all prerequisites and have been added to the class roster.    

Course Completion Requirements

Student must provide:

  • Hard hat
  • Steel-toed footwear
  • Gloves
  • Visibility safety vest
  • Equipment or tie down devices currently in use by individual workplace 

Attendance Requirements

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.

Topics

Preventive maintenance of tie-down devices+Inspection of tie-down devices and trailer points +Load preparation +Connecting trailer to truck +Loading the load onto the trailer +Calculation of load weight +Transfer of weight to hitch +Securing the load to trailer

Suggested Audience

  • Truck drivers
  • Heavy equipment operators
  • Electric utilities workers
  • Drilling company workers
  • Oil and gas well service workers
  • Telecommunications workers
  • Cable TV workers
  • Construction workers
  • Roadway maintenance crews
  • Motor grader operators
  • Excavator & dozer operators
  • Backhoe and skid steer operators
  • Highway contractors

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: (979) 458-9188 | Tollfree: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811

Related Courses

HEP700+HEP209Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones (Online)+Introduction to Loader OperatorHeavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones (Online)+Introduction to Loader OperatorHeavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones (Online)+Introduction to Loader Operator

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