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Dock Worker

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 19 total skills
Basic Freight Orientation - 75 req. hrs
Freight Industry Overview: Daily review for updates and revisions
Dock Worker Duties and Paperwork: Daily review shipping manifest for accuracy and completeness
Freight Equipment Types: Daily identify appropriate equipment for safely moving and processing of freight
Dock Worker Safety - 75 req. hrs
Worker Rights and Responsibilities: Learn your rights and responsibilities and practice on a daily basis
Workplace Accidents: Attend weekly safety briefings
Workplace Accidents: Follow all posted and written safety procedures to prevent accidents
Workplace Accidents: Identify, address, and report workplace safety hazards
Ergonomics Hazards: Practice safe lifting and moving procedures to prevent musculoskeletal injuries
Heat/Cold Stress: Attend training, properly use PPE, use engineering controls and follow safe work practices to avoid heat/cold stress related conditions
Fire: Read, and follow all posted and directed fire prevention instructions
Forklift Operations - 400 req. hrs
Regulations and Classes: Attend all mandated classes
Regulations and Classes: Follow all regulations pertaining to forklift operations
Forklift Basics: Perform before, during, and after preventive maintenance checks and services
Forklift Stability: Follow recommended and required safety practices to maintain stability of forklift
Forklift Operations: Identify the hazards and follow the recommended practices for each step in the load handling process
Forklift Operations: Maintain control of the forklift, keep a proper lookout, and operate the forklift at speeds safe for the particular operation and worksite conditions
Dock Operations - 1717 req. hrs
Trailer Unloading: Properly use equipment to unload trailers while preventing injuries to self, others, or damage to trailers
Trailer Loading: Properly use equipment to load trailers while preventing injuries to self, others, or damage to trailers
Preventing Loss/Damage: Use proper handling techniques to prevent loss of personnel, equipment, or cargo

Technical Instruction

Basic Freight Orientation - 4 req. hrs
Freight Industry Overview
Dock Worker Duties and Paperwork
Freight Equipment Types
Dock Worker Safety - 5 req. hrs
Worker Rights and Responsibilities
Workplace Accidents
Ergonomics Hazards
Heat/Cold Stress
Forklift Operations - 24 req. hrs
Regulations and Classes
Forklift Basics
Forklift Stability
Forklift Operations
Dock Operations - 100 req. hrs
Trailer Unloading
Trailer Loading
Preventing Loss/Damage

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