Terex Utilities Hosts 36th Annual Hands On Training

More than 40 participants from around the globe made their way to South Dakota for a Terex Utilities hands-on training event.

More than 40 participants from around the globe made their way to South Dakota for a Terex Utilities hands-on training event.

What could draw more than 40 people from around the globe to the Terex facility in Watertown, South Dakota? The answer is three days of hands-on training with Terex digger derricks, aerial devices and auger drills.

Terex Utilities hosted the 36th annual training seminar Aug. 18-20 and it included participants from Australia, Brazil, Chile, China and the United States.

The 2014 Hands on Training event gave attendees, both customers as well as distributor personnel, the opportunity to rotate through six different training stations at Terex Utilities’ outdoor facility. At each station, participants operated the equipment and performed actual jobs under direct supervision of Terex trainers. Whether an attendee’s job is behind a desk or working around energized power lines, all of this year’s Hands On Training participants learned the most effective ways complete various jobsite tasks, as well as gained an understanding of best practices, work methods and safety procedures.

In addition, the trainers demonstrated other operations and procedures not covered in the six stations, including pole removal techniques, multi-parting winch line lifting and proper equipment set-up. Work concepts, such as the company’s Work Zone Capacity standard for spec’ing digger derricks, as well as new products including the Terex Interchangeable Head Augers, were also integrated into this year’s event.

Tentative dates for the 2015 Hands On Training and NCCCO training are Aug. 17-19. More information will be available terex.com/utilities/en/service-support/training/index.

In addition to these in-person training events, customers can request customized training at their own facilities or take advantage of The Edge, Terex Utilities’ online training university. For more information about Terex products and services, as well as the company’s training and certification schools, visit www.terex.com/utilities.

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