Skid Steer Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want skid steer training and certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the skid steer training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford. The skid steer training test is included with all of our training options.
You may have ended up on this page after searching for “skid steer training near me”. Traveling to get skid steer training and certification is not required and while we do offer onsite training where we come to you to do the training we also offer online and training kit (skid steer training ppt) options. Learn more about each below.
What are my options for skid steer training?
What’s in the Skid Steer Training Course?
Our Skid Steer Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomical components, principles of stability, safe operations, common hazards to avoid, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following general standards for skid steers:
- Encompasses these U.S. Standards
SAE J1388-2013 – General Standards for Skid Steers, Personnel Protection
1926.20 – General Safety and Health Provisions, Training
29 CFR 1926.21 – Training and Education
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.602 – Earth Moving Equipment (Currently Excludes Skid Steers)
- Encompasses these Canadian Standards
CAN/CSA-B352.0-09 – ROPS, FOPS (General Mobile Equipment)
CAN/CSA-M12117-05 – Earth-Moving Machinery (TOPS) for Compact Excavators
CAN/CSA-M3471-05 – Earth-Moving Machinery – ROPS, Laboratory Tests, Performance Requirements
CAN/CSA-M3450-03 – Earth-Moving Machinery – Braking Systems of Rubber-Tired Machines – Systems and Performance Requirements and Test Procedures
Why do I need skid steer training?
In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.
Did You Know?
The largest skid steer currently on the market, the Gehl V420, has an operating weight of over 11,000 pounds. (Source: heavyequipmentguide.ca)