Regina Heavy Equipment Training School - HEO or also known as the heavy equipment operator courses would provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be able to enter the workforce as an entry level heavy machine operator. In this twelve week course along with a practicum, you would focus on jobsite fundamentals such as: environmental, safety and health awareness and training, machine maintenance and operation, and use of earth moving techniques in hands-on situations.
This training helps you to operate on selected things of machines such as a compactor, loader, excavator, dozer and a grader. There are some important skills required to become a heavy equipment operator: good oral communication skills, good problem solving skills, physical stamina and strength, good spatial ability and excellent vision, the ability to work alone or well with others in a team and good manual dexterity along with good eye-hand coordination.
Some technical skills are also necessary. These are having a general mechanical ability, being able to operate equipment and power tools, understanding of safe working practices, the ability to follow grade plans, technical specifications and read instructions, the ability to make mathematical calculations and basic measurements, and the ability to carry out basic maintenance and mechanical repairs.