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Transporting Equipment v2.1.0H5 (SSTCE)

Transporting Equipment is part of VISTA's growing family of Silver Series online training programs, 1-2 hours in length and delivered via the web. They are ideal for new operator training.

A significant percentage of fatal accidents involving heavy equipment occur when loading and unloading from a trailer. Accidents can also happen when transporting equipment, if it is not properly secured to the trailer. That’s why the U.S. Department of Transportation mandates best practices for securing and transporting equipment on trailers.
This new training course covers:
• The types of trailers used to haul heavy equipment
• How to read a trailer load capacity plate
• How to safely load and unload equipment from trailers
• Tie-down equipment and procedures
• How to calculate the Aggregate Working Load Limit (AWLL)
• Best practices when hauling on public roadways
Lesson 1 - Introduction: This lesson introduces the trainee to the topics covered in the Transporting Mine Equipment program. It also provides an introduction of who transports equipment, accident statistics, importance of proper training, and metric conversion.
Lesson 2 - Trailer: This lesson provides an understanding of different trailer types, how to read the data plate, and how to prepare a load for transport.
Lesson 3 - Loading: This lesson provides information about loading the trailer. Included in this lesson are discussions on the importance of knowing the equipment that will be used, safe operating tips, operator safety, and proper loading procedures.
Lesson 4 - Securement: This lesson discusses securement points and the importance of only using authorized securement points when tying down equipment. Inspection of attachment points is also discussed.
Lesson 5 – Tie Down Components: This lesson discusses tie down components. Topics include proper chain use, chain inspection, and various binding methods.
Lesson 6 – Tie Down Procedures: Topics in this lesson include the purpose of a tie-down system, understanding and determining the “Aggregate Working Load Limit,” understanding “Rated Capacity” and “Load Limits,” and common tie-down methods.
Lesson 7 – Specialty Loads: This lesson covers how to prepare for transporting specialty loads including cable reels, shovel hardware, and pipe.
Lesson 8 – On the Road: This lesson discusses what to do prior to traveling on the road. Topics include performing a final walk-around inspection, checking the load during transport, and how to deliver the load.

Does your operator training include the safe loading, transportation and unloading of equipment? If not, you could be facing a major safety risk. Avoid costly and potentially dangerous mishaps by investing in this training program.

Trainers: Before you begin classroom or field training, why not provide your trainees with a solid foundation of knowledge about the equipment and how to operate it safety? This web-based training course can be delivered any time, anywhere you have access to a high-speed internet connection.

Recommended Prerequisite(s): Heavy Equipment - Intro & Safety, Heavy Equipment - Pre-Use Inspection
Estimated Length of Training Program: 1 hour + final test
Number of Test Questions: 26
Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes, with person's name, date and test score
Incorrect Question Feedback report: Yes
Language: English
Narration: Yes

Immediate online delivery for one person - viewable for up to 60 days

View a demonstration of this training program
  • Introduction
  • The Trailer
  • Loading
  • Securement
  • Tie Down Components
  • Tie Down Procedures
  • Specialty Loads
  • On The Road
  • Final Exam
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed