Provides Online Training Resources

November 9, 2011 is a new online learning platform for all Cat machine and engine customers. The new learning site offers three basic schools of study— Safety, Operator Training, and Service—and also provides "Quick Link" access to other Caterpillar learning resources.

In the School of Safety, comprehensive training modules teach students the fundamentals of safety and hazard-avoidance. Lessons apply to operating equipment, using aerial work platforms and working in confined spaces, as well as cautions to observe when working around asbestos, dangerous chemicals, compressed gases and dust-combustible environments. First-aid courses teach specific procedures and policies for first responders.

For operators, the School of Operator Training provides application-specific courses for hydraulic excavators, off-highway trucks, track-type tractors, wheel loaders and pipelayers. Supplemental materials include manuals, instruction sheets and walk-around-inspection videos.

The School of Service provides more than 90 courses that present the fundamentals of design, operation and diagnostics for air conditioning, brakes, electrical, engine performance, engine repair, hydraulics, and powertrain systems.

Customers can self-register at the site to gain access to the broad and expanding range of instructional materials, available at no cost or at a nominal credit card fee.