Bucket Trucks, Part 2

SKU: TDT200CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The purpose of this course is to teach some basic techniques that can be used to operate a bucket truck safely and efficiently. Techniques for setting up and operating a bucket truck at three typical job sites are described. It is assumed that participants is already familiar with the basic parts of a bucket truck and understands how to use the bucket controls to operate the booms. After completing the course, participants should practice setting up and operating a bucket truck at a job site under the supervision of experienced personnel. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to set up and operate a bucket truck at a job site.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • List three factors that should be considered when setting up a bucket truck at a job site.
  • Describe how a bucket truck can be positioned to reach various parts of a work area.
  • Identify work surface conditions that may not withstand the weight of a bucket truck.
  • Explain how a bucket truck should be positioned on a slope.
  • Describe the general principles of traffic control around a work site.
  • Safely position a bucket truck on a divided highway.
  • Using traffic cones and signs, define a work area in the curb lane of a curved divided highway.
  • Set the hydraulic system controls on a bucket truck to power the lift.
  • Safely maneuver a bucket to and from a work area.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate safety procedures that should be observed when working from a bucket.
  • Describe the functions of outriggers.
  • Identify the three basic parts of a typical outrigger.
  • Explain how telescopic, folding, and two-stage outriggers operate.
  • Use outriggers to stabilize and/or level a bucket truck.
  • Safely position a bucket truck with outriggers at an unpaved job site.
  • Describe factors that should be considered when setting up a bucket truck at an intersection.
  • Demonstrate where cones and signs should be placed at a job site that is located in an intersection.
  • Describe factors that should be considered to avoid overloading a bucket.
  • Demonstrate how a handline is used in safe bucket truck operation.
  • Demonstrate safe operation of hydraulic tools from a bucket truck.
  • Describe the role of the crew member on the ground in bucket truck operation.
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