Heavy Equipment Operation and Training

  • Heavy Equipment Operators must be trained and authorized by an Odin Supervisor for each specific type of equipment they will operate. Records must be on file in HCSSTM.
  • Operators must inspect their assigned equipment prior to use each shift. Pre-shift inspections will be documented on the designated form and submitted to the PM team everyday.
  • Operators must ensure their assigned equipment is in safe working condition. Never operate equipment with broken or missing safety devices or any component that would jeopardize safety.
  • Operators must report all damages and mechanical issues to their Supervisor as soon as practical but not later than end of shift.
  • All equipment must be operated within the manufacturer specifications without exceeding capacities and load limits.

Heavy Equipment

  • Seatbelts must be fastened at all times when equipment and vehicles are in motion.
  • Adjust seating as necessary to avoid hard impacts to the body from bouncing and jarring during equipment movement. Consider donning a lumbar brace during extended operations.
  • No one is permitted to ride on any component of mobile equipment (including the back of pickup trucks) unless seated in a designated passenger seat equipped with a safety belt.

  • Operators are prohibited from using any distracting devices (wireless telephones, texting, music players, video players, etc.) except for 2-way radios provided and approved by Odin for tactical communication between the site Supervisor, other Operators and site workers.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside or aboard mobile equipment.
  • Smoking is also strictly prohibited while fueling equipment & within 50-feet of all fueling areas.