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

Supersedes Exhibit 1, 321 FW 1, 2/22/2016

Date: February 22, 2022

Series: Vehicle and Equipment Management

Part 321: Motor Vehicle and Equipment Operator Program

Originating Office: Safety Operations

 

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Operation of any type of motor vehicle or motor equipment is prohibited without documenting vehicle/equipment authorization on FWS Form 3-2267 and 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 Talent).

 

 

Type of Vehicle or Equipment

Initial Training / Licensing

Requirements

Refresher Training

 

A.

 

Motor Vehicle

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

State license renewal, DD training every 3 years, involvement in an accident, improper operation

 

B.

 

15-Passenger Van

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

State license renewal, DD training every 3 years, 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.

G.

Dump Trucks

FWS Heavy Equipment Safety: Dump Truck Course

# FWS-SAF2011

Refresher required every 3 years, State license renewal, DD training every 3 years, involvement in an accident, near-miss incident, improper operation

 

*Defense Driving (DD) Training Ė For those required to take DD training, operators must successfully complete an approved course (i.e. National Safety Councilís Defensive Driving course). This is an online,

4-hour requirement that operators must take every 3 years. Operators who are already authorized to drive when this policy is published, but who have not had defensive driving training in the 3 years prior to publication, must take the training.

 

For more information about this exhibit, contact the Branch of Safety Policy, Training, and Program Support. For more information about this website, contact Krista Bibb in the Policy and Regulations Branch (PRB), Division of Policy, Economics, Risk Management, and Analytics.

 

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