Motor Grader Safety Instructor Kit


The kit contains:

Motor Grader Instructor 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.


Motor Grader training complies with training requirements established by The Occupational Safety & Health Act, Subpart O, Section 1926 Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations and Subpart W, Section 1926 Rollover Structures and Overhead Guards. Motor Grader 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. Regulations
  2. Operator Manuals
  3. Decals
  4. Types of Motor Graders
  5. Operator’s Cab
  6. Motor Grader Components
  7. Electronic Slope Control
  8. Differential Lock
  9. Ripper-Scarifiers
  10. Grader Mounted Rollers
  11. Grader Common Terms / Stability
  12. Front Wheel Lean
  13. Linkbar Modes
  14. Moldboard
    1. Cutting Edge
    2. Angle
    3. Positions
  15. Operator Issues and Factors
  16. Personal Protective Equipment
  17. Environmental Hazards
  18. Inspections
    1. Pre-Use
    2. Workplace
  19. Unsafe Conditions
  20. Energized Power Lines
    1. Minimum Clearance Distances
    2. Operator Error
    3. Power Line Emergencies
  21. Mounting and Dismounting
  22. Engine Starting
  23. Engine & Transmission Warm-Up
  24. Driving Precautions
  25. Haul Road
    1. Signage
    2. Recommended Haul Road
  26. Roadway
    1. Cross Section
    2. Crown
    3. Super Elevation at Curves
    4. Windrows
    5. Shoulder
    6. Ditches
  27. Operator Tips
  28. Refueling
  29. Shutdown
  30. Written Exam

Motor Grader Hands-on and Evaluation

  1. Complete Pre-use Inspections
  2. Evaluate trainee on a Motor Grader on a work-related course

Review evaluation with trainee

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