Excavator Operator Safety Training

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Excavator Operator Safety Training (Operator Training)

Course Overview

This certificate program is suited for experienced excavator operators that have not been previously certified and require a proof of training certificate to comply with CSA Standards and Guidelines.

Topics covered include:  Theory: 4-hour session

  • Introduction
  • Review of Legislation, Standards and Guidelines
  • Overview of Principles of Design (Stability)
  • Pre-Operational Inspection (In-Class and On-Floor)
  • Review Safe Operating Guidelines
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Proper operating procedures
  • Summary
  • Written Test

Practical (Conducted Individually and should be site specific.)

Practical evaluations require up to one hour per person per piece of equipment and are conducted in actual work environment whenever possible.

Competency Test Site specific tasks
Starting, Stopping, Steering Fuel Source (Battery/Propane)
Accurate Maneuvering Competency Test
Crane applications

Call for the next available course dates.

** Retraining required after a prolonged period without use (seasonal) or if an incident occurred**

Excavator Operator Safety Training (Train-the-Trainer)

Course Overview

This three-day comprehensive course will cover all legislative and compliance requirements to certify participants to certify and authorize on site employees on (name of the equipment they will get trained on).

Course Length: 3 days (Four Person Maximum)

Day One – (Operators Program)

  • Introduction and importance of training
  • Legislation, Standards/Guidelines:
    • New C.S.A. Standard B335-04
    • Ministry of Labor Guidelines
    • OHSA and Regulation 851
  • Due Diligence Bill C-45 update
  • Site specific equipment review, machine dynamics
  • Engineering Principles of Design (Stability)
  • Pre-Operating Inspections
  • Safe Operating Procedures/Pre-Employment screening practices
  • Pedestrian/Worker Safety
  • Maintenance
  • Hazard Identification, positioning, and control techniques
  • Operators Theory Test
  • Observe Practical testing with Instructor

Day Two

  • Initial Presentation for Students
  • Adult Teaching Techniques
  • Andragogy versus Pedagogy
  • Training Aids (How/When to use)
  • Effective Communication Techniques
  • Use of Operator Manuals/Tests, site specific course development
  • The Art of Asking Questions

Day Three

  • Final Theory Presentations
  • Lesson Plans
  • Program Review (Q&A)
  • Written Exam
  • Setting Up an Effective and Compliant Course Program
  • Practical Evaluation Process
  • Practical Presentations
  • Summary

**Courses scheduled monthly at our training centers**
**Can also be conducted at your location around your schedule**
**Call for available dates**

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