Even though hydraulically operated equipment is used in all areas of construction, many construction workers are not aware of the safety hazards associated with using and being near such equipment. Some types of injuries which can occur through people using or being near hydraulic equipment are soft tissue injuries, crushing injuries, bone fractures and dislocations, lacerations and skin punctures, burns, fluid injection injuries and other serious injuries which occasionally result in death. The failure of hydraulic equipment can also cause environmental damage through liquid spills and property and equipment loss due to mechanical failure and fire.
The course contains over 800 visual learning aids including many video-films, animated diagrams and procedural and referenced documents. The purpose of the course is to provide important information which will assist in eliminating safety hazards and reducing the risk of injury to workers and damage to equipment and the environment. The course, in combination with a full hydraulic safety program, will greatly reduce the risks mentioned above. The course complements the online, Hydraulic Safety: Exposure Level and Hydraulic Safety: High Risk Maintenance Level courses.
Approximately 5 hours. Click on course video to view course details.
Tests are conducted during the presentation of the course to reinforce the information provided in the online Hydraulic Safety Courses. A test result mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Participants are able to repeat the course two more times if the pass mark is not achieved at the first attempt. Supplementary materials necessary to complete the course are accessible online.
Certificate of completion
Participants will receive a certificate of completion on a successful course completion. Certificates are valid for 3 years from the awarding of the certificate.