Why Excavator Operator Training Is Important Near Burien

excavator operator trainingSufficient excavator operator training is critical for on-site safety. Furthermore, proper training helps the company save money indirectly. Learn how operator competency cuts down on overhead spending.

Reduce Fuel

Cutting down fuel use is one of the primary ways to reduce spending. New operators tend to use the highest excavator settings, even when the task doesn’t require that level of output. In fact, average operators typically use a setting that’s 200 to 400 RPM higher than needed. Be sure operators know to use the lowest setting necessary to get the job done. Modern breakers and hoe packs as well as other attachments are designed for efficiency and don’t require that much RPM.

Most modern excavators also have fuel-reducing technology, such as auto engine shutdown and auto idle. Do the operators know how and when to use these features, or are they even aware of them?

Reduce Idle Times

Try to cut down on idle times across all construction vehicles. In work areas, idle times can be as high as 50%. As a general rule, idle times should not exceed 25%. This will minimize wear and reduce time spent on repairs.

Reduce Wear

We perform all the required maintenance on our excavators and attachments before releasing them for rent. This includes an inspection of the hoses, joints, and bearings, as well as oil changes. However, if you rent an excavator for weeks or months, then it’s your responsibility to perform similar maintenance. Operators should also have a baseline knowledge of how to conduct a pre-operation inspection. As a renter, you may end up with surplus fees if returning damaged equipment, thus adding to the overhead spending.

Invest in Excavator Operator Training Near Burien

Learn about us and our ever-expanding inventory. Active Excavator Rentals serves contractors in and around Burien. Never overlook the importance of excavator operator training. Good training equals good performance, in turn increasing safety and reducing overhead spending.

Prioritize Excavator Operator Training Near Burien

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Posted on January 30, 2022 | Published by Ignite Local | Related Local Business