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.

 

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Category Course # Course Title Description Division
Backhoe HEP002 Introduction to Backhoe Operation
The Introduction to Backhoe Operation course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems, and operational techniques. Hands-on exercises utilizing the TEEX Heavy Equipment Field provide students with operational skills development designed to ensure proper use of the equipment. Show less
The Introduction to Backhoe Operation course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems, and operational… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Introduction to Backhoe Operation
Backhoe HEP003 Advanced Backhoe Operations
The Advanced Backhoe Operations course takes the novice operator into areas of training that develop skills required to tackle complex and operations in the utility maintenance and construction fields. Participants will study in-depth the OSHA requirements for excavation safety and the techniques used to comply with those standards. Hands-on training will consist of utility location and lifting activities. Load and tie-down procedures will also be addressed. Participants will receive intense training in productive and efficient operator techniques. Show less
The Advanced Backhoe Operations course takes the novice operator into areas of training that develop skills required to tackle complex and operations in the utility maintenance and construction fields. Participants will study in-depth the OSHA requirements for excavation safety and the… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Advanced Backhoe Operations
Cranes HEP273 Forklift Operator
The Forklift Operator course utilizes OSHA guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific stability requirements, fork adjustment protocols, fueling procedures, and other use issues. Show less
The Forklift Operator course utilizes OSHA guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Forklift Operator
Cranes OSH205 Cranes in Construction (OSHA #2055)
The Cranes in Construction (OSHA #2055) course covers the best practices in crane and derrick operation using the OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction Rule as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated with crane assembly and disassembly, types of cranes, lifting concepts, rigging and wire rope, signaling, employee qualifications and training, and maintenance, repair, and inspection requirements. Students will participate in workshops to reinforce concepts of safe crane operation. Upon course completion, students will have the ability to identify the types of cranes and their components and attachments, determine safe operating conditions, and recognize common violations of OSHA Standards. Show less
The Cranes in Construction (OSHA #2055) course covers the best practices in crane and derrick operation using the OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction Rule as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated with crane assembly and disassembly, types of cranes, lifting concepts, rigging… Show more
Face-to-Face Online Instructor-Led ITSI Learn More about Cranes in Construction (OSHA #2055)
Excavation HEP002 Introduction to Backhoe Operation
The Introduction to Backhoe Operation course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems, and operational techniques. Hands-on exercises utilizing the TEEX Heavy Equipment Field provide students with operational skills development designed to ensure proper use of the equipment. Show less
The Introduction to Backhoe Operation course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems, and operational… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Introduction to Backhoe Operation
Excavation OSH301 Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics (OSHA #3015)
The Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics (OSHA #3015) course covers the OSHA Excavation Standard and safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. Course topics include practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations, introduction of various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic), soil classification, and use of protective systems. Testing methods are demonstrated and students participate in workshops in the use of instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods. Upon course completion, students will have the ability to assess their employer’s compliance with the OSHA Excavation Standard, utilize soil testing methods to classify soil types, determine protective systems for excavation operations, and training requirements. Show less
The Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics (OSHA #3015) course covers the OSHA Excavation Standard and safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. Course topics include practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of… Show more
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ITSI Learn More about Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics (OSHA #3015)
Excavation OSH747 Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410)
The Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410) course provides information to students surrounding the roles and responsibilities of the employer to assign a competent person to the excavation site and arm that person with the knowledge to perform the work properly. At the conclusion of this course, the participant will understand the importance and duties of a competent person towards excavation work and will have the knowledge and skills that are required to perform those duties. Show less
The Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410) course provides information to students surrounding the roles and responsibilities of the employer to assign a competent person to the excavation site and arm that person with the knowledge to perform the work properly. At the conclusion of this… Show more
Face-to-Face Online Instructor-Led ITSI Learn More about Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410)
Excavation SAF217 Excavation Safety
**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill 8 credit hours in the following operator license area(s): – Wastewater Operator License- Water Operator License
The Excavation Safety course focuses on the OSHA Standard for Excavation, 29 CFR 1926, 650-652 and provides the formal training required for an experienced professional to act as the “competent person” or one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them during excavation operations. Show less
**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill 8 credit hours in the following operator license area(s): – Wastewater Operator License- Water Operator License
The Excavation Safety course focuses on the OSHA Standard for… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Excavation Safety
Excavation WWW217 Excavation Safety
The Excavation Safety course focuses on the OSHA Standard for Excavation, 29 CFR 1926, 650-652 and provides the formal training required for an experienced professional to act as the “competent person” or one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them during excavation operations. Show less
The Excavation Safety course focuses on the OSHA Standard for Excavation, 29 CFR 1926, 650-652 and provides the formal training required for an experienced professional to act as the “competent person” or one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings,… Show more
Face-to-Face Online Instructor-Led ITSI Learn More about Excavation Safety
Excavation WWW353 Excavation Safety Awareness for Utilities (Online)
**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill 1 credit hour in the following operator license area(s): – On-Site Sewage Facilities Operator License- Underground Storage Tanks Operator License- Wastewater Operator License- Water Operator License
The Excavation Safety Awareness for Utilities online course provides participants with best practices surrounding protection measures specific to excavation hazards.
NOTE: Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email, a password for access to the course, and a required completion date. Show less
**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill 1 credit hour in the following operator license area(s): – On-Site Sewage Facilities Operator License- Underground Storage Tanks Operator License- Wastewater Operator License-… Show more
Online ITSI Learn More about Excavation Safety Awareness for Utilities (Online)
Forklift HEP273 Forklift Operator
The Forklift Operator course utilizes OSHA guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific stability requirements, fork adjustment protocols, fueling procedures, and other use issues. Show less
The Forklift Operator course utilizes OSHA guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Forklift Operator
Forklift HEP274 Forklift Operator Instructor
The Forklift Operator Instructor course is designed to develop students skills necessary to train personnel in the proper, safe, and efficient operation of powered industrial trucks. Candidate instructors successfully completing this course will have met all OSHA requirements established through 1910.178 (I) (2) (iii) enabling each to deliver training in forklift operation. Show less
The Forklift Operator Instructor course is designed to develop students skills necessary to train personnel in the proper, safe, and efficient operation of powered industrial trucks. Candidate instructors successfully completing this course will have met all OSHA requirements established… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Forklift Operator Instructor
Load and Tie-Down HEP002 Introduction to Backhoe Operation
The Introduction to Backhoe Operation course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems, and operational techniques. Hands-on exercises utilizing the TEEX Heavy Equipment Field provide students with operational skills development designed to ensure proper use of the equipment. Show less
The Introduction to Backhoe Operation course provides entry-level operators with instruction on the proper operation of a backhoe and/or loader. Traditional classroom training provides participants with safe work practices, an understanding of machine mechanical systems, and operational… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Introduction to Backhoe Operation
Load and Tie-Down HEP003 Advanced Backhoe Operations
The Advanced Backhoe Operations course takes the novice operator into areas of training that develop skills required to tackle complex and operations in the utility maintenance and construction fields. Participants will study in-depth the OSHA requirements for excavation safety and the techniques used to comply with those standards. Hands-on training will consist of utility location and lifting activities. Load and tie-down procedures will also be addressed. Participants will receive intense training in productive and efficient operator techniques. Show less
The Advanced Backhoe Operations course takes the novice operator into areas of training that develop skills required to tackle complex and operations in the utility maintenance and construction fields. Participants will study in-depth the OSHA requirements for excavation safety and the… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Advanced Backhoe Operations
Load and Tie-Down HEP209 Introduction to Loader Operator
The Introduction to Loader Operator course provides entry-level instruction for the operation of both rubber-tired and track-mounted loaders. During classroom instruction participants are introduced to loader types, common configurations, and related attachments. Training provided also covers machine mechanical systems, safe work practices, and operational techniques. During field exercises, participants are provided hands-on opportunities covering standard operational scenarios designed to practice basic functions of the equipment and reinforce safety procedures. Show less
The Introduction to Loader Operator course provides entry-level instruction for the operation of both rubber-tired and track-mounted loaders. During classroom instruction participants are introduced to loader types, common configurations, and related attachments. Training provided also covers… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Introduction to Loader Operator
Load and Tie-Down HEP214 Equipment Load and Tie-Down
The Introduction to Equipment Load and Tie-Down course provides operators with an introduction to specific load and tie-down techniques for several load types being transported by a trailer. During classroom training, participants are provided examples of correct loading and securing of equipment for towing, preventive maintenance, safe work practices, load calculations, tie-down techniques, and different types of tie down devices. Show less
The Introduction to Equipment Load and Tie-Down course provides operators with an introduction to specific load and tie-down techniques for several load types being transported by a trailer. During classroom training, participants are provided examples of correct loading and securing of… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Equipment Load and Tie-Down
Load and Tie-Down HEP273 Forklift Operator
The Forklift Operator course utilizes OSHA guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific stability requirements, fork adjustment protocols, fueling procedures, and other use issues. Show less
The Forklift Operator course utilizes OSHA guidelines to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to properly operate a forklift. In addition to safety best practices, participants receive hands-on opportunities to ensure each understands equipment-specific… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Forklift Operator
Loader HEP209 Introduction to Loader Operator
The Introduction to Loader Operator course provides entry-level instruction for the operation of both rubber-tired and track-mounted loaders. During classroom instruction participants are introduced to loader types, common configurations, and related attachments. Training provided also covers machine mechanical systems, safe work practices, and operational techniques. During field exercises, participants are provided hands-on opportunities covering standard operational scenarios designed to practice basic functions of the equipment and reinforce safety procedures. Show less
The Introduction to Loader Operator course provides entry-level instruction for the operation of both rubber-tired and track-mounted loaders. During classroom instruction participants are introduced to loader types, common configurations, and related attachments. Training provided also covers… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Introduction to Loader Operator
Motor Grader HEP205 Introduction to Motor Grader Operator
The Introduction to Motor Grader Operator course provides an opportunity to combine motor grader operation skills with roadway maintenance and construction knowledge. This course introduces operators to concepts surrounding proper operation of a motor grader. Students are provided guidance on proper grading techniques specific to the construction and maintenance of roadways, particularly rural cross-sections with road-side ditches. In addition to the eight hours of classroom instruction, operators are provided with opportunities for field exercises using scenarios to hone operational best practices. Show less
The Introduction to Motor Grader Operator course provides an opportunity to combine motor grader operation skills with roadway maintenance and construction knowledge. This course introduces operators to concepts surrounding proper operation of a motor grader. Students are provided guidance on… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Introduction to Motor Grader Operator
Motor Grader HEP208 Intermediate Motor Grader Operator
The Intermediate Motor Grader Operator course identifies & describes the common uses and types of motor graders. During the course, participants are presented with safety guidelines, pre-start inspection procedures, preventive maintenance requirements, startup & operation along with common work activities associated with motor graders. In addition to instruction on machine mechanical systems, preventive maintenance, safe work practices, and operational techniques, hands-on field exercises are conducted to include pre-operation inspections, blade adjustments, and scenarios developed to provide common operational techniques. Show less
The Intermediate Motor Grader Operator course identifies & describes the common uses and types of motor graders. During the course, participants are presented with safety guidelines, pre-start inspection procedures, preventive maintenance requirements, startup &… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Intermediate Motor Grader Operator
Motor Grader HEP614 Construction Technology and Safety Custom Training – 32 Hrs
This course provides an opportunity to combine motor grader operation skills with roadway maintenance and construction knowledge. It introduces operators to concepts surrounding proper operation of a motor grader. Participants are provided guidance on proper grading techniques specific to the construction and maintenance of roadways, particularly rural cross sections with roadside ditches. In addition to eight hours of classroom instruction, operators are provided with opportunities for field exercises using scenarios to hone operational best practices. Show less
This course provides an opportunity to combine motor grader operation skills with roadway maintenance and construction knowledge. It introduces operators to concepts surrounding proper operation of a motor grader. Participants are provided guidance on proper grading techniques specific to the… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Construction Technology and Safety Custom Training – 32 Hrs
Online HEP700 Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones (Online)
This Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones online course provides safety awareness training for those who work on and around heavy equipment and vehicles in construction work zones. Students will be able to recognize methods for identifying and preventing hazards pertaining to heavy equipment and vehicle operations in construction work zones. The course addresses common hazards including the top four causes of injury and death: falls, struck-by, caught-between, and electrocution. Show less
This Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones online course provides safety awareness training for those who work on and around heavy equipment and vehicles in construction work zones. Students will be able to recognize methods for identifying and preventing hazards… Show more
Online ITSI Learn More about Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones (Online)
Online HEP712 CDL Vehicle Inspection
The Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) skills test is divided into three parts.  This course addresses the first part of the test, the vehicle inspection.  Participants will be given a detailed explanation of the vehicle inspection portion as well as all the tools needed to begin the CDL Examination with confidence.  Note: This course is NOT part of the CDL Examination but rather helps the participant prepare to take the exam. Show less
The Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) skills test is divided into three parts.  This course addresses the first part of the test, the vehicle inspection.  Participants will be given a detailed explanation of the vehicle inspection portion as well as all the tools needed to begin the… Show more
Face-to-Face Online Instructor-Led ITSI Learn More about CDL Vehicle Inspection
Online WWW353 Excavation Safety Awareness for Utilities (Online)
**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill 1 credit hour in the following operator license area(s): – On-Site Sewage Facilities Operator License- Underground Storage Tanks Operator License- Wastewater Operator License- Water Operator License
The Excavation Safety Awareness for Utilities online course provides participants with best practices surrounding protection measures specific to excavation hazards.
NOTE: Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email, a password for access to the course, and a required completion date. Show less
**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill 1 credit hour in the following operator license area(s): – On-Site Sewage Facilities Operator License- Underground Storage Tanks Operator License- Wastewater Operator License-… Show more
Online ITSI Learn More about Excavation Safety Awareness for Utilities (Online)
Safety HEP213 Skid Steer Operator
The Skid Steer Operator course provides entry-level to advanced operators with the concepts, objectives, and safety practices used during operation of skid steer machinery in construction zone settings of all types. During the course, information covering use and site issues are discussed surrounding building construction, road and highway construction, oil field operations, and pipeline work. Participants successfully completing the course are provided 12 hours of hands-on field exercise training covering the application of principles and practices specific to equipment operation. Show less
The Skid Steer Operator course provides entry-level to advanced operators with the concepts, objectives, and safety practices used during operation of skid steer machinery in construction zone settings of all types. During the course, information covering use and site issues are discussed… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Skid Steer Operator
Safety HEP700 Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones (Online)
This Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones online course provides safety awareness training for those who work on and around heavy equipment and vehicles in construction work zones. Students will be able to recognize methods for identifying and preventing hazards pertaining to heavy equipment and vehicle operations in construction work zones. The course addresses common hazards including the top four causes of injury and death: falls, struck-by, caught-between, and electrocution. Show less
This Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones online course provides safety awareness training for those who work on and around heavy equipment and vehicles in construction work zones. Students will be able to recognize methods for identifying and preventing hazards… Show more
Online ITSI Learn More about Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones (Online)
Safety OSH205 Cranes in Construction (OSHA #2055)
The Cranes in Construction (OSHA #2055) course covers the best practices in crane and derrick operation using the OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction Rule as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated with crane assembly and disassembly, types of cranes, lifting concepts, rigging and wire rope, signaling, employee qualifications and training, and maintenance, repair, and inspection requirements. Students will participate in workshops to reinforce concepts of safe crane operation. Upon course completion, students will have the ability to identify the types of cranes and their components and attachments, determine safe operating conditions, and recognize common violations of OSHA Standards. Show less
The Cranes in Construction (OSHA #2055) course covers the best practices in crane and derrick operation using the OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction Rule as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated with crane assembly and disassembly, types of cranes, lifting concepts, rigging… Show more
Face-to-Face Online Instructor-Led ITSI Learn More about Cranes in Construction (OSHA #2055)
Safety OSH747 Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410)
The Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410) course provides information to students surrounding the roles and responsibilities of the employer to assign a competent person to the excavation site and arm that person with the knowledge to perform the work properly. At the conclusion of this course, the participant will understand the importance and duties of a competent person towards excavation work and will have the knowledge and skills that are required to perform those duties. Show less
The Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410) course provides information to students surrounding the roles and responsibilities of the employer to assign a competent person to the excavation site and arm that person with the knowledge to perform the work properly. At the conclusion of this… Show more
Face-to-Face Online Instructor-Led ITSI Learn More about Managing Excavation Hazards (OSHA #7410)
Safety SAF217 Excavation Safety
**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill 8 credit hours in the following operator license area(s): – Wastewater Operator License- Water Operator License
The Excavation Safety course focuses on the OSHA Standard for Excavation, 29 CFR 1926, 650-652 and provides the formal training required for an experienced professional to act as the “competent person” or one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them during excavation operations. Show less
**PLEASE NOTE** This course has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to fulfill 8 credit hours in the following operator license area(s): – Wastewater Operator License- Water Operator License
The Excavation Safety course focuses on the OSHA Standard for… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Excavation Safety
Safety WWW217 Excavation Safety
The Excavation Safety course focuses on the OSHA Standard for Excavation, 29 CFR 1926, 650-652 and provides the formal training required for an experienced professional to act as the “competent person” or one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them during excavation operations. Show less
The Excavation Safety course focuses on the OSHA Standard for Excavation, 29 CFR 1926, 650-652 and provides the formal training required for an experienced professional to act as the “competent person” or one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings,… Show more
Face-to-Face Online Instructor-Led ITSI Learn More about Excavation Safety
Skid-Steer HEP213 Skid Steer Operator
The Skid Steer Operator course provides entry-level to advanced operators with the concepts, objectives, and safety practices used during operation of skid steer machinery in construction zone settings of all types. During the course, information covering use and site issues are discussed surrounding building construction, road and highway construction, oil field operations, and pipeline work. Participants successfully completing the course are provided 12 hours of hands-on field exercise training covering the application of principles and practices specific to equipment operation. Show less
The Skid Steer Operator course provides entry-level to advanced operators with the concepts, objectives, and safety practices used during operation of skid steer machinery in construction zone settings of all types. During the course, information covering use and site issues are discussed… Show more
Face-to-Face ITSI Learn More about Skid Steer Operator

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