To ensure that the trainee learns how to safely operate the equipment in on-the-job conditions, the simulator tracks numerous safety violations
- Failure to maintain clearance with power lines
- Driving too closely to open trenches
- Operating too closely to personnel, vehicle cabs, or buildings.
Specific Safety Hazards are programmed into each lesson, and the trainee is informed immediately when a safety violation is detected.
Operators will be scored in terms of estimated job costs to emphasize the financial impact of their performance. Each lesson is assigned a budget based on costs for a typical operator to complete a job.
The equipment owning, operating costs and operator labor costs will be tallied over the course of the lesson and compared to the budgeted amount.
An efficient operator makes profit!