Operator: An Introduction

About these courses

This course is for operators who are new to the industry and don't have much experience.

Through 32 micro-lessons, they'll learn the responsibilities of a heavy equipment operator. Content includes industry basics, safety best practices, roles and duties on the jobsite, leadership skills, the best way to communicate, common pitfalls, tips and tricks, and the common tools and materials used by operators on the job.

Learning Plan Outline

Industry Basics

3 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Welcome to Operator: An Introduction

The Importance of Humility

Take Your Time

Safety

6 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Personal Safety

Machine Safety

You're Responsible for Your Machine

You're Responsible for Everything in Your Work Area

Know the Ground Conditions

Overall Job Site Safety

Roles and Responsibilities

5 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Your New Responsibilities

Understand Plans, Scope and How to Scale

Know When to Use Human Power vs. Machine Power

Know Your Machine's Capabilities

Be Aware of Water

Leadership Skills

3 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

What a Leader Does: Part 1

What a Leader Does: Part 2

Good Leaders Know How to Listen

Communication

3 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Communication is Critical

Communicating With Your Crew

Questions Are Important to Good Communication

Pitfalls to Avoid

4 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Pitfall 1: Overconfidence

Pitfall 2: Not Taking Ownership

Pitfall 3: Thinking You Don't Have to Work on the Ground

Pitfall 4: Not Keeping Your Machine Clean

Tips and Tricks

5 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

Operator Professionalism: Part 1

Operator Professionalism: Part 2

Be a Servant First

Your Mental Health Is Important

Manage Your Time

Tools and Materials

3 Lessons

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Lessons found in the course:

How Much Does My Machine Cost?

How Can I Run My Machine Well?

Regeneration and Codes

About these courses

This course is for operators who are new to the industry and don't have much experience.

Through 32 micro-lessons, they'll learn the responsibilities of a heavy equipment operator. Content includes industry basics, safety best practices, roles and duties on the jobsite, leadership skills, the best way to communicate, common pitfalls, tips and tricks, and the common tools and materials used by operators on the job.

Learning Plan Outline

Industry Basics

3 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Welcome to Operator: An Introduction

The Importance of Humility

Take Your Time

Safety

6 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Personal Safety

Machine Safety

You're Responsible for Your Machine

You're Responsible for Everything in Your Work Area

Know the Ground Conditions

Overall Job Site Safety

Roles and Responsibilities

5 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Your New Responsibilities

Understand Plans, Scope and How to Scale

Know When to Use Human Power vs. Machine Power

Know Your Machine's Capabilities

Be Aware of Water

Leadership Skills

3 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

What a Leader Does: Part 1

What a Leader Does: Part 2

Good Leaders Know How to Listen

Communication

3 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Communication is Critical

Communicating With Your Crew

Questions Are Important to Good Communication

Pitfalls to Avoid

4 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Pitfall 1: Overconfidence

Pitfall 2: Not Taking Ownership

Pitfall 3: Thinking You Don't Have to Work on the Ground

Pitfall 4: Not Keeping Your Machine Clean

Tips and Tricks

5 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

Operator Professionalism: Part 1

Operator Professionalism: Part 2

Be a Servant First

Your Mental Health Is Important

Manage Your Time

Tools and Materials

3 Lessons

chevron down black 12x25

Lessons found in the course:

How Much Does My Machine Cost?

How Can I Run My Machine Well?

Regeneration and Codes

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