Introduction to Earthmoving – Module ID 22201-12

Introduction to Earthmoving – Module ID 22201-12


Module ID 22201-12 This module introduces the trainee to the basic concepts and procedures related to the use of heavy equipment to perform earthmoving work. It identifies the most appropriate types of equipment for a given task and describes the use of the equipment to perform the work.

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Upon completion of this module, the trainee will be able to do the following:

  • Identify and explain earthmoving terms and methods.
  • Describe how to safely set up and coordinate earthmoving operations.
  • Identify and explain earthmoving operations.
  • Identify and explain soil stabilization methods.
  • Identify the best equipment for performing a given earthmoving operation.
  • List, in the correct order, the steps involved in an earthmoving operation.

Performance Tasks

Under the supervision of the instructor, the trainee should be able to do the following:

1. Draw a plan for basic earthmoving operations:

  • Clearing and grubbing
  • Excavating the foundation
  • Constructing embankments
  • Backfilling • Compacting

2. Lay out a basic earthmoving operation.

3. Identify and select the proper equipment for a given earthmoving operation.

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