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Excavator Operator Training and Assessment

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The following training courses and assessment checklist have been developed specifically for Excavator Operators.

There are two options for training:

1. Free online training. This option is tracked and a record of completion is issued. To enrol in online training, submit a completed enrollment form.

2. Choose to download the Learning Resources below. By choosing this option, the training will not be tracked and a certificate will not be issued.

Other Training – Ensure every new worker has a basic understanding of forestry work and worksite safety with Basic Forest Worker Training or elevate knowledge with optional General Forestry Courses like Chainsaw Operation or Resource Road Driving Training.

Basic Forest Worker Training and Assessment

BCFSC Course List

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  • Excavator Operator Assessment

    Use this fillable pdf form to assess the knowledge and skills of dozer operators

  • 1154 - Describe Road Building Equipment

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Dozers, Excavators, Backhoes, Graders, Wheel Loaders and Rock Drills

  • 1077 - Describe Job Control and Engineering Basics

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Engineering terminology
    - Common instruments
    - Slope and grade
    - Common utilities

  • 1078 - Describe Soils and Aggregates

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Soils, Rock Types, Aggregates and Compaction

  • 1079 - Describe Environmental Awareness, Protection and Enhancement

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Environmental considerations
    - Spill control

  • 1080 - Recognize, Evaluate, and Control Hazards Related to Road Building

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Recognize, evaluate, and control hazards related to road building
    - Risk

  • 1081 - Describe Tools and Equipment for Machinery

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Mechanic tools
    - Welding equipment and supplies
    - Gas-powered tools
    - Lubricants

  • 1082 - Describe General Heavy Equipment Inspections and Maintenance Procedures

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Major mechanical components and problems
    - Pre-start, shutdown, and maintenance procedures

  • 1027 - Describe Hazards and Vehicle Dynamics Related to Operating Light Trucks

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Hazards and distractions
    - Vehicle dynamics and design
    - Implications of vehicle weight