Operator Training and Safety Jeff Stachowiak Sunbelt Rentals Director of Safety Training Scott Weyant Caterpillar Inc. Corporate Accounts – Product Support
The Basics of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) • Safety Eyewear • Must be stamped ANSI Z87 • Gloves • To protect against injury • Blisters • Sharp objects, Kevlar knit • Neoprene coatings for grip • Sun Protection • Wide brim headwear • Long sleeves
Basics of PPE • Insects • Repellant • Netting • Clothing • Fall Protection • Guardrails • Walking working surfaces • Housekeeping • Hearing Protection • Ear Plugs or Ear Muffs or both
Basics of PPE • Seat Belts • ROPS (with seat belt) • Rollover Protection Structure • Roll Bars • If no ROPS or Roll Bar then • NO SEAT BELT • Has anyone here rolled a piece of equipment?
Training for PPE • Any and all equipment training should include PPE • When to use it. • How much protection it gives you. • Proper wear and fit. • PPE is your last line of defense • Do everything possible to avoid the injury PPE is trying to prevent.
Training Offered by Sunbelt • Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) • Scissor Lifts • Boom Lifts • Forklifts • Warehouse • Rough Terrain, Telehandlers • Earth Moving Equipment • Skid Steers • Backhoes • Excavators, large and mini • Loaders
Operator Training • Operators and Foreman • Daily Walk-Around Inspections(http://safety.cat.com/Checklists) • Self-Paced Operator Training Videos • Instructor-Led OEM Certified Training Courses
Operator Training • Simulators • Quickly screen incoming/potential operators • Limit equipment risk exposure • Basic control familiarity for operators on new equipment • Walk-Around Inspection part of newer modules
Operator Training • http://www.catsimulators.com
Operator Training • Maintenance Basics for Operators • Develop ‘Cause and Effect’ Understanding • Correlate Equipment Care and Maintenance to bottom line costs • Create ‘Inclusive Environment’ between operations and maintenance • Planned Maintenance with operations involvement • Ask/Listen for Suggestions and Questions • Clean/Detail Cabs Periodically for operators