Heavy Equipment Operator Program (HEO4)
Learn the fundamentals of the Heavy Equipment
Safety, operating techniques, various characteristics of each piece of equipment, maintenance checks, and pre-inspection reports
To be job ready on a construction site, you will be taught Surface Miner Common Core Modules U5030, U5031 and U5032; WHMIS 2015, and Construction Safety Act review
Introduction to surveying tools and basic understanding and identification of stakes
The program schedule will include hands-on instructor demonstrations and practice to learn commonly used construction techniques (building a berm, digging a trench, sloping, V ditching etc.).
All equipment techniques are demonstrated by the instructor followed by the student receiving practice sessions
The instructor observes, coaches, offers feedback and performs evaluations on your progress
Grader is primarily used in construction and snow removal; prepares surfaces for road building, road maintenance, parking lots, airport runway and access routes, all typically used prior to road asphalt activities.
Dozer is responsible to clear and prepare most job sites. Many materials are moved by the dozer: dirt, rock, brush, trees, etc.
The dozer levels surfaces, builds berms, slopes and backfills, also working on roads, buildings, sewers and watermain projects.
Backhoe is capable of two functions. The front end has a loader function and the bucket is attached to the rear. The backhoe can load, move, grade and level material. It is capable of lifting, trenching, and excavating.
Excavator is a track operated unit that is used to excavate large volumes of material, lift and load, turn and dig. The excavator can stockpile, load trucks and dig foundations and ponds.
Our instructors teach you about the equipment, how to maintain as well as a variety of industry specific techniques. You will be provided with close instruction on each piece of equipment. You will be taught the basics on how to build a berm, dig trenches, load trucks, build roads, slopes, V ditches and many more techniques.