This two-day course includes one day of classroom training and one day of hands-on training delivered on-site using the hosting agency's facilities and equipment.

Day one consists of classroom instruction that will cover tort liability that operators need to know, road hazards, daily equipment maintenance, safety PPE, principles of a good road, proper profile, proper blading techniques and maintenance of roads, safe operation, snow removal, and how to build a road to include slopes, super elevations, ditches, and drainage. The training is centered on the operator and techniques for operating a grader.

Day two includes field training conducted at the hosting agency's road site, where attendees will have the opportunity to operate the equipment and practice what they've learned.

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Dates & Locations

This workshop will not be offered in summer 2018.

Who Should Attend

Motor-grader operators and supervisors who manage motor-grader operators should attend this program. New operators find the training helpful and experienced operators feel it is a good refresher course. Supervisors who attend will stay abreast of new developments and operating techniques.

Credit

Informational Contact

Contact Mindy Carlson, carlson@umn.edu, 612-625-1813.

Sponsors

This workshop is presented by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This course is subsidized through funding from LRRB and FHWA.