The purpose of this course is to teach trainees a practical process to perform a pre-use inspection. This in turn, can be applied to all seven of the machine types presented in the VISTA Heavy Equipment - Introduction and Safety training course. This course covers why it's important to perform a pre-use inspection, the key components common to most heavy equipment and the types of checks required on each one. The course is usually a prerequisite to most other equipment courses.
This training course is designed to give your trainees a solid foundation for inspecting heavy equipment. Once they have that foundation, the worksite can structure inspections that are specific to the machines in its equipment fleet and its work procedures. Key topics covered in this course include:
- Claiming the machine
- How to perform a thorough and consistent inspection
- Engine system inspection
- Special safety considerations when inspecting hydraulic and mechanical components