|This course introduces the student to working around heavy equipment in a safe and responsible manner. The student will learn how to use personal protective equipment, set up barricades and barriers, and use flags and paddles to control traffic. This course also covers trenching and excavation safety precautions. Harford Community College will be using the NCCER curriculum on Heavy Equipment Operations.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following: Explain the importance of safety when working with heavy equipment; State the purposes of signs, tags, barricades, and lockout/tagout devices used on construction sites; Describe the long- and short-term health effects, first-aid measures, handling and storage, and/or required personal protective equipment (PPE) for a chemical using a material data safety sheet (MSDS); Identify safeguards used in a highway construction work zone; State general guidelines for safe operation, maintenance, and transportation of heavy equipment; Explain the dangers of working around an excavation area with heavy equipment. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.