Skid Steer Operator Safety Training

This course provides students a basic understanding of skid steer operation, maintenance and load handling. It will also cover relevant federal and provincial legislative requirements applicable to the workplace:
  • Equipment features: rubber tires & track, steel track, control features & differences

  • Safety and pre-use inspection: work area assessment, entanglement, pinch and crush points, mounting and dismounting

  • Start up, controls and testing: cold start procedures, warning indicators, and test control system

  • Equipment operation: joystick, levers and pedals, forward/reverse travel, turning functions, machine stability and capacity, shut down and refueling

  • Filing the Bucket: know the site conditions, railway tracks and high centering, traveling on a slope or ramp, and digging, backfilling and back dragging

Brandt Operator Safety Training Centers are located in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer, Alberta; Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Students have 2 weeks to complete the self-directed, web-based theory session.  Once completed, a half-day, hands-on practical training session focuses on the complete understanding of workplace hazard assessment, equipment inspection, and a practical operator evaluation.


  • Self-paced learning
  • Convenient schedule
  • Cost-effective approach
  • Enough time to gain solid equipment understanding

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The in-class training program offers a morning classroom session focused on theory. This is followed by an afternoon session for hands-on practical training and ends with an evaluation session on the same day. 


  • Classroom environment for better understanding
  • Certified in a day; depending on skillset
  • Instructor available to answer questions

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For convenience, our certified trainers can train YOUR operators on YOUR equipment at YOUR facility. On-site training begins with a morning session of classroom theory and a written examination followed by an afternoon of practical hands-on training.


  • Employees are trained on-site reducing travel cost and time
  • Multiple employees can be trained together in your work environment
  • Employees get trained on the equipment they use on a daily basis

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