The TEEX Heavy Equipment Program believes industry professionals in the construction, utilities, and oil production industries responsible for safe equipment operation, have a requirement to be well-trained, qualified, and productive. Whether a scraper, bulldozer, motor grader, front-end loader, excavator, dump truck, crane, or other types of heavy equipment, TEEX provides operators with the basic and advanced skills required to safely operate machinery in all environments. TEEX believes hands-on training is imperative and provides opportunities for all skill levels to participate in field exercises complemented by traditional classroom training. The Heavy Equipment Program also offers specialized online safety awareness short courses covering work zone safety, excavation safety, and confined space entry; each providing industry professionals with valuable information in preventative maintenance, machine mechanical systems, and safe work practices.
The Heavy Equipment Proficiency Evaluation Program provides industry professionals and employers with the ability to properly document operator skill levels. During the evaluation process, TEEX Heavy Equipment Program personnel provide an overview of all equipment use expectations and those criteria to be used during the formal check of skill level and proficiency. Prior to the demonstration of proficiency by the operator, each is administered a pre-test to document the knowledge of basic operational techniques and safety processes required to properly operate the equipment. Once the testing phase has been successfully completed, operators are evaluated utilizing a standardized checklist unique to the specific heavy equipment being utilized. Upon successful completion of the evaluation, each operator receives a final determination of proficiency presented to the host administrator documenting each operator’s level of skill on the designated piece of equipment.
TEEX offers proficiency evaluations for the use of the following equipment:
- Asphalt Paver
- Motor Grader
- Skid Steer Loader
- Asphalt Milling Machine
- Steel Wheel Compactor
- Asphalt Distributor
- Aerial Work Platform
- Front End Loader
Keep up-to-date with all the latest training by subscribing to our email newsletter!