Definition - What does Equipment Operator mean?
An equipment operator drives or operates a piece of machinery used in industry. Equipment operators need to be specifically trained to carry out the tasks associated with their piece of equipment. Many of the guidelines published to assist equipment operators are focused on the safest way to operate the machinery.
Safeopedia explains Equipment Operator
Equipment that is used in the engineering and construction industries is generally classified as heavy duty equipment. Only skilled workers may operate heavy equipment, and most industries set stringent regulations for the operation of heavy equipment. Effective safety training programs are set to maintain safety standards on heavy equipment. Machinery that is classified as heavy equipment might include bulldozers, skid skiers, front end loaders and excavators.