Backhoe Instructor Training Kit


The kit contains:

Backhoe Spiral- contains instructor tips, instructor guide and a practical hands on evaluation guideline

Thumb Drive- contains powerpoint presentation, forms and regulations

*In order to comply with CTS training standards, each trainee must have their own study guide.  All material is protected by copyright law and may not be copied or reproduced.


Backhoe/Loader training complies with training requirements established by The Occupational Safety & Health Act, Subpart O, Section 1926.602 Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations. Backhoe/Loader training will cover all applicable SAE standards and how to protect workers from several hazards associated with operating and maintaining these machines.

Topics Presented in class

  1. Operator training objectives
  2. Regulatory requirements
  3. Types and uses of backhoe/loader
  4. Backhoe/loader basic components
  5. Safety features
  6. Operators manual review and location
  7. Personal protective equipment
  8. Operator factors
  9. Safe operation, operational hazards
  10. Daily lubrication, pre-use inspections
  11. Loader controls, backhoe controls
  12. Stability affecting factors
  13. Excavation hazards, planning excavations
  14. Utility safety and powerline emergencies
  15. Environmental hazards and Fire hazards
  16. Loading operations with a backhoe, loader
  17. Preventing back-over accidents, spotters, hand signals
  18. Lifting objects, capacity charts
  19. Precautions for traveling on the road
  20. Mounting, dismounting
  21. Parking, loading, securing for transport
  22. Written test

Backhoe/Loader Hands-on and Evaluation

  1. Complete Pre-use inspections and workplace inspections
  2. Complete hands-on training
  3. Evaluate the trainee operating a Backhoe/Loader on a work-related course
  4. Review evaluation with trainee
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