Online Course Syllabus
Intro to High Velocity/Vacuum Cleaning (HVVC) Equipment
Part 1: Course Information
Instructor: Shelly Kukulka
SASD has increased its fleet of High Velocity/Vacuum Cleaning (HVVC) units dramatically over the years. The reason for this increase has been the escalating cost associated with over-flow and backup-into-structure (BIS) clean ups. HVVC units have been identified as a vital tool that can optimize the quality and quantity of work being done within the SASD collection system.
HVVC Equipment is approximately 30% of our Maintenance and Operation fleet that used for Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Emergency response situations. SASD currently operates the Vac-Con 5 yard and 9 yard Combination trucks, PipeHunter Minute Man trucks, and the Vac-Con Hot Shot trucks working in conjunction with the PipeHunter Sidekick easement cart.
The purpose of the Intro to High Velocity Vacuum Cleaning (HVVC) Equipment course is to provide a general understanding of the fundamentals, systems identification, and task performances that are associated with HVVC operations with the Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD). This course will prepare learners with the basic knowledge necessary for certification on HVVC field equipment; Combo-Truck, Minute Man truck, and HotShot with Sidekick easement cart.
Traffic Control Training
Gas Detector Training
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Training
Hearing Protection Training
Confined Space Awareness Training
Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Training
Textbook & Course Materials
An electronic copy of the SASD Standard Operating Procedure Training Manual for Intro to High Velocity / Vacuum Cleaning (HVVC) Equipment will be provided after enrollment in this course.
The Management team of the Sacramento Area Sewer District extends it gratitude and appreciation to each District employee who had a hand in developing this training manual. It is a valuable resource that will lead us to meeting our vision to Provide the Best Value of any Sewer Collection Utility in California, as measured by Cost and Level of Service.
A special thank you to our Subject Matter Expert:
Part 2: Course Objectives
After completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of HVVC by scoring 85% or better on the Intro to HVVC written exam.
Identify and demonstrate safety expectations including the use of personal protective equipment, as needed or mandated, to protect themselves from the hazards of the job with 100% accuracy during an oral presentation.
Identify and relay the safety expectations, nozzle usage, work planning, work progression and expectations, End of Day (EoD) procedures, standard measures of observed results, performance measures, quality assurance, and field best practices for HVVC equipment with 85% accuracy during an oral presentation.
Part 3: Topic Outline/Schedule
Important Note: Refer to the course calendar for specific meeting dates and times. Activity and assignment details will be explained in detail within each week’s corresponding learning module. If you have any questions, please contact your instructor.
Week 01: Safety
Safety is a key element of all work in collection systems operation and maintenance. The minimum activities required to mitigate the hazards that will be encountered in HVVC cleaning will be analyzed.
Week 02: Nozzles and Work Planning
Nozzle selection and condition are critical aspects of HVVC operations. Crews cannot be efficient without prior proper planning.
Week 03: Work Progression, Expectations, and EoD Procedures
Determine the guidelines and procedures shall be performed to complete a HVVC job once on the job site. Describe the steps taken to secure the vehicle and make it ready for the following days work.
Week 04: Standard and Performance Measures, and Quality Assurance.
Determine effective observation of results is the most important work product of the crew. Explain methods utilized for verifying the cleaning effectiveness of HVVC crews and equipment. Describe why the quality of the work is vitally important and how poor quality work can result in stoppages and/or overflows.
Part 4: Grading Policy
Graded Course Activities