3-E Safety Services, LLC offers a variety of Equipment Authorization training classes. These include but are not limited to: Aerial Lifts (booms and scissors/ Mobil Elevated Work Platform MEWP), Forklifts, Skid Steer Loaders (Uniloader/Bobcat), Mini Excavators, Backhoe, Excavators, and other mechanized equipment.
OSHA requires that aerial lift soon to be called Mobil Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) operators must have proper training before they can be allowed to work on or with aerial lifts. 3-E Safety Services, LLC accomplishes this by conducting classroom instruction that includes a video on aerial lifts; teaching operators the various hazards associated with aerial lifts and how to avoid them; how to recognize and avoid unsafe situations; correct operational techniques; when and how to perform inspections; the manufacturer’s requirements, and how to operate the lift following demonstrations of the skills and knowledge needed. In all, the classroom and hands-on portion are typically completed in 3 hours.
Forklift/Power Industrial Truck
The forklift operator class will comply with the OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.178 and 29 CFR 1926.602. This will ensure that all workers are trained in accordance to OSHA standards, which satisfy OSHA inspectors, the General Contractor and all other parties that may be involved in the overseeing of a project or site.
The OSHA standards state that all forklift operators must receive training prior to operation of the lift. This training must be conducted by a person with the necessary knowledge, training, and experience to train powered industrial truck operators and evaluate their competence. 3-E Safety Services, LLC accomplishes this by conducting classroom instruction that includes a video on forklift hazards, information on the type of vehicle being used, the hazards of the vehicle and the jobsite, general safety requirements of the OSHA standard, workers’ prior knowledge and experience, and a quiz at the end of the paperwork. The training class will also include evaluating the operators during a hands-on practical portion. A pre-inspection of the lift will occur at the beginning of the hands-on portion. In all, the classroom and hands-on portion are typically completed in approximately 2.5 hours.
Skid Steer Loader
Skid Steer Loader (Uniloader/Bobcat) training classes will comply with 1926.20 and 1926.21. 3-E Safety Service’s training class will classroom instruction and “in the unit” activities.
The “in the unit” activities include but are not limited to:
- Safety of the Machine
- Walkaround Inspections
- Operators Controls
- Start-Up/Shut Down Procedures
- Basic operating procedures based on industry requirements and basic earthmoving fundamentals.
This training will allow an individual to develop the skills needed to operate the equipment safely and proficiently. In all, the classroom and hands-on portion are typically completed in 2.5 hours. Workers should be re-evaluated every three years to ensure proficiency on the skid steer loader.
3-E Safety Services also conducts mini-excavator training classes. Our course is for anyone who uses or will be using a mini excavator in the construction industry. The course will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required in order to operate the machine in a safe and confident manner.
The goals of the course, at a minimum, are to:
- Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
- Identify and comply with manufacturer’s instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook, other information sources and applicable legislation.
- Carry out all pre-use and running checks.
- Starting, stopping & parking machine.
- Travel the machine over varying types of terrain including rough undulating ground and substantial inclines.
- Maneuver the excavator in confined areas.
- Set the machine to excavate.
- Operate the machine including changing attachments.
- Excavate below ground level on a variety of ground types.
- Place spoil into various sizes of vehicles/hoppers.
- Grade, spread and level different types of terrain.
- Loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter.
- Advanced operation.
- Site safety.
- Transportation & storage of the machine.
- Identifying hazards on the jobsite including but not limited to Underground hazards, overhead hazards, and people on the job site.
In all, the classroom and hands-on portion are typically completed in 2.5 hours. Workers should be re-evaluated every three years to ensure proficiency.