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OETIM - "Your Skid Steer Training Specialists"

Skid Steer Operator Safety Training Course Length

The Operating Engineers Training Institute of Manitoba Skid Steer Safety Training Course provides new operators with a general understanding of the safe and efficient operation of a skid steer. Participants will also be able to identify specific health and safety hazards associated with operating a skid steer, and the legislative requirements.


Courses Outline:

 The two portions to the program include classroom theory & practical training

 A review of legislation requirements

 An outline of operator responsibilities

 Relevant discussion on experiences of actual incidents or close calls

 An overview of attachments available for skid steers and their uses

•  How to perform pre-operational inspections

•  Instruction on the stability properties of skid steers

•  How to determine center of gravity of the load & center of gravity of skid steers

•  Interpreting capacity of skid steers, capacity plates (reading & interpretation)

•  Identification of specific hazards common while operating a skid steer

•  Instruction on how to respond to an emergency situation involving a skid steer

•  List specific operation rules for use of skid steers

•  Exam and review. 10 question multiple-choice exam and practical evaluation

The training takes approximately 8 hours. Training is delivered at Oetim’s office or we can also deliver at your worksite and schedule to your convenience (weekends or evenings), course costs will vary in these instances.

Skid Steer Operator Practial Training

Each operator of a Skid Steer will be instructed in the safe and efficient use of the equipment, proper operating techniques and the operation of safety equipment. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be issued certificates

as proof of training in Skid Steer Safety.

Picking up loads:

 All operators will complete pre-operational inspections

•  Attachments are at correct height

•  Smooth stopping

•  Attachments are tilted correctly before loading

•  Loading is centered on attachement

•  Ensuring load is stable and secure, during lifting and transporting

•  Loading all way to base of attachment

•  Proper tilt for type of load

•  Look before backing up

•  Handling load at a safe height

•  Proceeding at safe speeds

•  Dealing with obstructed views

Stacking and dumping loads:

 Approaching with load down

•  Raising load to correct heights

•  Smooth operation of controls

•  Proper load placement

•  Leveling attachment before putting load in place

•  Looking behind before backing out

•  Insuring all people and obstacles are at a safe distance

•  Awareness of rear end swing and surroundings

Parking and Transportation:

 Proper tie down and transport positions

•  Loading and unloading of equipment on trailers

•  Proper parking and shut down procedures

Certificate Issued

Upon Completion

Please Contact our Office


For course scheduling and pricing

Listed below are some of the

training components that paricipants

will be instructed to practice as part of the practical training portion.