FWS Heavy Equipment Specialty Tracked Equipment Safety Training Course


Target Audience:

FWS EMPLOYEES / AFFILIATED PERSONNEL ONLY who operates Service-owned, leased, or rented specialty tracked equipment (e.g. March Master, Geo-Boy, Geo-Trac, etc.). Contact your appropriate Regional Heavy Equipment Coordinator to register for the course. 

Summary and Objectives: 

This course provides the training required in FWS Policy, 321 FW 1, to permit operation of Service-owned, operated, rented, or leased specialty tracked equipment (e.g. Marsh Master, Geo-Boy, Gyro-Trac, etc.) and is designed to familiarize employees, volunteers, and partner operators with the safe operation and preventative maintenance of specialty tracked equipment. The course includes classroom and field operation instruction. Provides operators with the skills and knowledge necessary that will allow them to make informed decisions about their own safety, the safety of those around them, and the specialty tracked equipment. Also, allows attendees to demonstrate, through written examinations and actual demonstration, that they have the skills and knowledge to safely operate specialty tracked equipment in accordance with Service policy, manufacturer specifications and industry standards. 


Completion of the Heavy Equipment Pre-Class Training course FWS-SAF-HE-PRECLASS is required prior to attending Heavy Equipment Safety Training. 


For questions, click here for a list of the Regional Training Coordinators. To locate a field course, visit the Heavy Equipment and Off-Road Vehicle Training Sharepoint Page.

Competencies Addressed: 

Health and Safety Awareness - Intermediate, Safety - Intermediate, Vehicle Operation - Intermediate, Oral Communication - Basic, Risk Management - Basic, Industrial Equipment Operation - Intermediate

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