Skid Steer Skilled Operator
A skilled operator is one who has at least 100 hours of recent experience operating a skid steer.
Under the scrutiny of an evaluator, the skilled operator will demonstrate their ability to operate the skid steer in a safe and efficient manner through a series of driving and operating exercises. Practical assessments take approximately 20-30 minutes.
Skilled operators may complete certification on multiple pieces of equipment in the same day through our Powered Mobile Equipment Program.
• Variable Reach Lift Truck
• Wheel Loader
• Lift Truck(s)
• Excavator (rental fees may apply)
Skid Steer New Operator
A new operator is one who does not have over 100 hours of recent experience operating a skid steer.
This course is intended for those needing the training required to meet the basic and knowledge to operate a skid steer safely.
The new operator will learn how to operate the machine performing the basic duties for what it was intended to perform under the direct supervision of an instructor.
They will gain about 2-3 hours of operating experience on the piece of equipment; demonstrating their ability to operate the equipment in a safe and efficient manner through a series of driving and operating exercises.
The course includes both a theory and practical section.
Topics covered in this course include:
•Ensuring a Safe Worksite
•Job Planning and Hazard Assessments
•Safe Operating Procedures
•Prevention of Injuries
•Maintaining Equipment Stability
•Material Handling and Attachments
The practical portion includes demonstrating the ability to safely manoeuvre the equipment through a series of obstacles.
Length: Theory: Two – Three hours – Practical will depend on if you are a skilled, or new operator
Certificate: Valid for three years
Cost: Skilled – $225.00. New – $625.00
Note: Smaller class sizes may result in the student taking the theory in our computer lab with the instructor present to monitor and assist the student. Practical components will be taught in-person with the guidance and supervision of the instructor.
Skilled - $225.00. New - $625.00
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