Transporting Equipment
Transporting Equipment

Transporting Equipment

Areas of Study: Mining | Health and Safety

A significant percentage of fatal accidents involving heavy equipment occur when loading and unloading from a trailer. Accidents can also happen when transporting equipment if it is not properly secured to the trailer. This course helps trainees to understand the provisions of the 2006 USA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR, Part 393 regulation. Edumine and VISTA Training are collaborating on the delivery of online courses for mobile and heavy equipment operation, and safety training in mining.

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This course includes online delivery for one person and a VISTA Training Certificate of Completion after requirements are met. It is viewable for up to 60 days.

  • Audience Level:
  • Technical | New to Mining
  • Enrollment:
  • Not Applicable
  • Course Fee:
  • Not Available
  • Duration:
  • 2 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

This course provides trainees with best practices for securing and transporting equipment on trailers. A significant percentage of fatal accidents involving heavy equipment occur when loading and unloading from a trailer. Accidents can also happen when transporting equipment if it is not properly secured to the trailer. This course helps trainees to understand the provisions of the 2006 USA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR, Part 393 regulation. It will also help them to reduce or eliminate an all too common source of equipment mishaps.

Course Topics

Key topics covered in this course include:

  • The types of trailers used to haul heavy equipment
  • How to read a trailer load capacity plate
  • How to safely load and unload equipment from trailers
  • Equipment tie-down methods and procedures
  • How to calculate the Aggregate Working Load Limit (AWLL)

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and recognize key concepts related to transportation of equipment on a trailer.
  • Identify key safety topics related to trailer pre-use inspection and proper equipment tie down.
  • Identify the steps for safe and productive loading and unloading of trailers.

Recommended Background

  • Although we recommend that you take the following prerequisite courses, this course is suitable for anyone with an interest in equipment operation and safety.
  • Recommended prerequisite courses: Heavy Equipment – Introduction and Safety, and Heavy Equipment – Pre-Use Inspection.

VISTA Training

The Silver Series™ of web-based equipment operator training courses was created by VISTA Training of Wisconsin, USA. Each course in the Silver Series™ provides convenient on-demand online access to training on many types of heavy and light equipment. These courses are designed to help trainees become proficient and safe equipment operators, and make it easy for mines, contractors and fleet owners to schedule training when and where it's most convenient for them. They're also ideal for smaller entities that may only need to train a handful of new people per year (e.g. OSHA- or OHSA- or MSHA-related training). Many also use these courses as refresher training for their "experienced" operators. This helps create consistency among the entire team.

These self-study courses focus on how to productively and safely perform common tasks in a mine or around a jobsite. At the end of each course, an integrated test provides an accurate measure of how much knowledge has been retained. Trainees are also able to print a certificate of completion, customized with their name and test score as well as a report showing any incorrectly answered test questions.