Drill: Tool of the Month

By Forest ReederThis drill will help you set up training sessions for next year. You will assign a type of tool or equipment to each month and run through all operating characteristics of each piece of equipment during the month. Several tiers of training can emerge from this, including safety, operations, maintenance, and servicing of the equipment. For each type of equipment, it is important to cover the "Big 5" knowledge and skill areas with any training on equipment. These areas are:1. Proper Use (normal conditions)2. Proper Care (washing, drying, inspections)3. Proper Maintenance (repairs, refueling, recharging, inspection, service)4. Equipment Capabilit...

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