7 05, 2021

How Can You Operate a Safer Machine?

May 7th, 2021|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

An important responsibility for any heavy equipment operator is conducting a machine inspection. To ensure the operator’s safety and that of other job site personnel, and to make sure the machine is in good operating condition, the operator should conduct a walkaround inspection of the machine before beginning operation. Walkaround

29 04, 2021

The Cost of Idle Time

April 29th, 2021|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Efficiency and resource conservation is at the forefront of all our minds. Production must be as efficient as possible. Idle time comes with a heavy financial cost to organizations. Fuel use, unplanned maintenance, and loss of production are just a few of the issues. Utilizing Cat Simulators to gain skills

23 09, 2020

Anatomy of a Small Wheel Loader

September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Wheel Loaders (a.k.a. front-end loaders and bucket loaders) are used to move and load materials such as clay, soil, snow, feed, gravel, rocks, sand, woodchips and many other types. The Wheel Loader has a bucket mounted to the front of the machine with two arms and articulated steering which allows

15 04, 2019

Fatigue in the Workplace

April 15th, 2019|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fatigue is an issue that affects workers in every industry. Workers that feel tired, sleepy, or have low energy are experiencing fatigue. It decreases workers’ ability to think clearly, make informed decisions, be safe, and productive. Learn the causes and risk factors of fatigue and educate your workplace. Fatigue

27 10, 2016

Seat Belts Save Heavy Equipment Operator Lives

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Infographics|

The single most effective step you can take to protect yourself while operating a piece of heavy equipment is to buckle up. Get operators in the habit of strapping in every time they sit down behind the controls. Teach the behavior if it isn’t common practice. Cat® Simulator training can

13 05, 2016

Heavy Equipment Operators in the Workforce

May 13th, 2016|Categories: Infographics|

The outlook is bright for future employment as a heavy equipment operator. Opportunity abounds in the field with new construction projects on the rise and the retirement of many seasoned operators within the next few years.

14 10, 2015

What does a construction accident cost?

October 14th, 2015|Categories: Infographics|

Accidents are bound to happen on construction sites, but you can reduce the chance with proper training. Teach good safety habits and proper techniques, and your construction operation can reap the benefits. Take a look at some compelling statistics.

6 01, 2015

The Importance of Conducting a Pre-Shift Machine Inspection

January 6th, 2015|Categories: Infographics|

An important responsibility for any heavy equipment operator is conducting a machine inspection. To ensure the operator’s safety and that of other job site personnel, and to make sure the machine is in good operating condition, the operator should conduct a walkaround inspection of the machine before beginning operation. Walkaround