The instructor-led course, in a classroom setting, provides workers who operate a variety of different types of log- and lumber-moving mobile machines, commonly referred to as yard loaders, with the knowledge and information necessary to operate these machines in a safe manner.
The primary focus is on safe operating procedures relating to: - Personal protective equipment - Danger zones - Circle check - Loading/unloading - Traveling
As well as hazards related to: - Retained energy - Overhead power lines - Terrain and roadways - Traffic
The course includes three to four hours of classroom presentation and discussion, and may include an outside machine demonstration of circle check and routine maintenance.
This course is intended for supervisors, JHSC members, health and safety representatives, and operators of yard loaders in sawmill, veneer and other board industries.