Exhibit 1, 321 FW 1
Motor Vehicle/Equipment Operator Safety Training Requirements

Supersedes Exhibit 1, 321 FW 1, 04/04/2011

Date: February 22, 2016

Series: Occupational Safety and Health

Part 321: Motor Vehicle and Equipment Operator Program

Originating Office: Division of Safety and Health

 

 

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Operation of any type of motor vehicle or motor equipment is prohibited without the successful completion of the safety training listed below and as specified in other applicable Service policies (e.g., 243 FW 1-6 and 321 FW 1). All training must be properly documented for employees and volunteers in the Department of the Interiorís learning management system (i.e., DOI Learn).

 

Type of Vehicle or Equipment

Initial Training / Licensing

Requirements

Refresher Training

 

A.

Motor Vehicle

As required for State license & applicable Regional policy for Defensive Driver (DD)* or Driver Improvement Training

State license renewal, Regional DD training requirements, involvement in an accident, improper operation

B.

15-Passenger Van

As required for State license & applicable Regional policy for DD* or Driver Improvement Training

State license renewal, Regional DD Training requirements, involvement in an accident, improper operation

C.

Light Duty Motor Equipment

2-hour, manufacturer/experienced instructor program

Every 3 years, involvement in an accident, improper operation

D.

Heavy Duty Motor Equipment**

8-hour Service program (or its approved equivalent) for each category

Every 3 years for each category, involvement in an accident, improper operation

E.

Off-Road Utility Vehicle (ORUV)**

Minimum of 6-hour Service program (or its approved equivalent)

Every 3 years, involvement in an accident, near-miss incident, improper operation

F.

Powered Industrial Truck (PIT)

Training per 29 CFR 1910.178;

243 FW 1, 243 FW 4, and

321 FW 1

Refresher required when assigned to different type of PIT, PIT-related accident, or improper operation.

Every 3 years, operation must be evaluated and documented using FWS Form 3-2479.

 

 

*Defense Driving (DD) Training - If your Region requires DD training, you must successfully complete an approved course (e.g., National Safety Councilís Defensive Driving course) in accordance with Regional policy to operate motor vehicles on official duty.

 

**Heavy Equipment/ORUV Refresher Training Schedule (provided here as a reference and for historical reasons):

(1) 2012 Ė employees who received initial heavy equipment/ORUV training from 1980 -1995 to complete the online refresher training within calendar year.

(2) 2013 - employees who received initial heavy equipment/ORUV training from 1996 - 2001 to complete the online refresher training within calendar year.

(3) 2014 - employees who received initial heavy equipment/ORUV training from 2002 - 2011 to complete the online refresher training within calendar year. The 3-year cycle will begin to include employees initially trained in 2011.

 

For more information about this exhibit, contact the Division of Safety and Health. For more information about this Web site, contact Krista Bibb in the Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs.

 

 

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