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Skid Steer Training

This practical, hands-on course covers basic safe operation techniques and hazard awareness for those intending to operate a Skid Steer. Upon completion, trainees will be familiar with safe operation practices, daily and scheduled maintenance, safe lifting capacities and connecting and disconnecting various attachments. Please note: this is not a certification course, only an awareness training. 

This course will cover:

  • Understand and locate the safety features
  • Demonstrate safe entry, parking and exit of machines
  • Locate controls and identify their functions
  • Explain how the distribution of weight affects a Skid Steer Loader and
  • The differences between a Tipping Load and a Rated Operating
  • Capacity
  • Understand the hydrostatic transmission, and how it affects the loader and or operation of boom
  • Understand the reasons as to why regular maintenance is important and locate key lubrication points
  • Understand safety maneuvers including safe travel and working with or without a load
  • Demonstrate the procedure for changing attachments and explain the reasoning behind using various attachments
  • Operate with work site efficiency and hazard awareness
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S Act) and other Legislation compliance

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Want to host this session? 
For this session we require a classroom that has a projector and screen available. The classroom needs to be near a yard where attendees can practice using a skid steer. The host facility also needs to provide a skid steer and operators manual.
Instructed by: 

Dave Horne
For more information, please send an email, referencing the course title, to training@ontarioparksassociation.ca
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