Skid Steer Loader Operator Safety Training Program

Participants in this program will learn the safe practices of operating a Skid Steer. They will recognize and evaluate the hazards associated with Skid Steers and understand the methods of operating them safely.

This program is divided into a theory portion and practical portion

The Theory portion includes:

  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act and the applicable regulations
  • Components of a skid steer and their function
  • Operating Controls – their use and function
  • Safety features and their importance
  • Safe Entry and Exit
  • How to change attachments safely
  • Weight distribution and skid steer loader steering and stability
  • The difference between Tipping Load and Rated Operating Capacity
  • Safe manoeuvring, travelling and working with an attachment
  • Pre-use inspections

We can accommodate up to 20 people in a four hour theory program.

Each participant will be expected to write a test on the theory portion of the program.

Practical Program:

There is also a practical portion of this program. Participants will be divided into groups of 4-5. Each group will spend two hours with an instructor applying the theory knowledge to a practical application. Included in this portion is;

  • Review of components
  • Pre-use inspection
  • Maintenance checks
  • Driving evaluation
  • Proper method of removing, attaching and using attachments
  • Refuelling
  • Safe parking, starting and stopping

Each participant will be evaluated with a practical test.

Successful candidates will receive a wallet sized certificate, laminated indicating that they have completed the program.