Heavy Equipment Machine Operators Level 1

LEVEL 1 ONET 53-7032 | taught by Robert Vincent

Course description

  1. Provides an overview of heavy equipment terminology, operations, operator responsibilities, career opportunities, and basic principles of safety.

2. Provides a comprehensive overview of safety requirements on job sites with emphasis on OSHA, MSHA, and NIOSH requirements. Presents basic requirements for personal protection, safe equipment operations and maintenance, and HAZCOM.

3. Introduces the eleven most used pieces of heavy equipment. Describes the functional operation and uses for each piece of equipment, along with a generaldescription of heavy equipment drive and hydraulic systems. 

4. Covers prestart checks of a machine’s hardware (frame, body panels, tires or tracks, and safety equipment), driveline components, hydraulic system components, electrical components, and controls. Reviews machine safety issues. Explains how to safely start, move,steer, stop, and shut down different types of machines.

5.  Covers operation of general utility
tractors in the construction industry. Describes duties and responsibilities of the operator, safety rules for operation, the attachment of implements, and basic preventive maintenance practices.

6.  Provides a broad introduction to the process of planning and executing earthmoving activities on various types of construction projects. The use of heavy
equipment such as bulldozers, scrapers, excavators, and loaders is explained. 

7.  Introduces the concept of preparing graded surfaces using heavy equipment. Covers identification of construction stakes and interpretation of marks on each type of stake. Describes the process for grading slopes.

8.  Covers the uses of forklifts on construction sites. Includes instructions for lifting, transporting, and placing various types of loads, as well as safety, operation, and maintenance procedures.

9.  Covers uses, inspection, startup, shutdown, operator maintenance, and operation of dump trucks used to carry loads on public highways. Includes operation of dump trucks in normal and emergency situations.

10.  Covers basic math skills required for site excavation work. Includes methods and practice in calculating the areas and volumes of various geometric shapes, as well as formulas and methods used to calculate cut and fill requirements on a job.

11. Explains how to read site plans to calculate cut and fill requirements. Provides instruction and practice in interpreting both roadway and construction site drawings used for excavation and grading work.

12.  Expands on information covered in Level 1 in relation to setting and interpreting grade stakes. Also provides information and instructions on controlling surface water and ground water on a job site, as well as the layout of foundations and laying of pipe.

Robert  Vincent
Robert Vincent
Safety Officer, OSHA Authorized Motivational Trainer


Welcome to NateOvation Institue of Vocational Training.  OSHA 10-30 and Beyond. 

We are located at 6525 W. Warm springs Road Suite 102, Las Vegas, Nevada 89118.

Phone: 1-702-772-9303 

Email: NateOvation@gmail.com

My name is Robert L. Vincent.  I am the Safety Officer and Founder of Nateovation.com. I am  a retired General Contractor with over 30 years experience in Construction Project Management, Estimating, and work. So, I have a lot to say when I am teaching  class in OSHA 10 and OSHA 30.  

We have over 70 classes we teach, Plenty of Class room space where I can admit 1 - 30 students at one time. 

In Addition, we offer every class in an ONLINE Blended learning experience. (Good). 

On top of that we have a new Welding Certification Program with approved American Welding Society (AWS) Course content. Plus we have over 7 instructors bringing the best in talent from the welding industry.

The OSHA Courses are the foundation for the rest of the LMS. I have classes in  Welding Certifacation in the Steel Industry as well.  

Please download and printout your student class card before proceeding.  As you go through each class you have to sign off on that Chapter or Modual. After you have completed your courses then you can scan your class card and send it back signed.

You can take a break at any time. 

After I review your work I will call you.

Course Curriculum