Skid Steer Training 

Course Summary 

Skid Steer Training will educate you on how to safely operate a skid steer in the workplace. Bennett Safety will include preventative measures to reduce the risk of liabilities including injuries and property damage. This Training will consist of an in-class theory and practical evaluation of the operator at your facility using your equipment. This will ensure the operators familiarization of your equipment.

Learning Objectives 

In-Class Theory:

  • Review OHSA and CSA standards 
  • Review pre-task panning and pedestrian traffic plan management  
  • Review operator’s job site responsibilities & operator’s manual 
  • Machine orientation and controls
  • Stability principles & center of gravity
  • Pre-operation inspection (daily circle check) 
  • Safe operation & refueling practices
  • Formal written evaluation (minimum of 80% must be achieved to pass) 

Practical Evaluation:

  • Pre-operation Inspection (circle check)
  • Workplace safety inspection
  • Practical skills evaluation
  • Recognizing onsite hazards during operation
  • Safe handling of loads
  • Parking and shut down procedures
  • Proficiency demonstrations


8 hours 

First time operators may require additional training beyond 8 hours. 


Record of training with a certificate and wallet card will be provided at competition of training. 

Legislative Reference

All Bennett Safety programs have been developed in accordance with the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Association (OHSA) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

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