Industrial Safety & Equipment Training Academy

Excavator Operator Certification

About this course:


    This training course consists of a classroom presentation and a written test followed by a hands-on skills testing session.  The classroom portion focuses heavily on the safety, stability, and operational characteristics of today’s most commonly used Excavators such as Caterpillar, Case, Daewoo, International, John Deere, JCB, Kamatsu, Kolbelco, Link Belt, Terex, and more.   The hands-on portion is a great opportunity for growth as new and experienced operators learn, share and demonstrate new skills in a safe environment under the direct supervision of an industry leading expert instructor.  Learning how to accurately inspect and operate machines and the relevant workplace prior to use, (a strong focus in this curriculum) is a key element in reducing workplace accidents and injury.

    Finally, operators must pass a skills evaluation using current industry standards with approved documentation.

    Successful candidates receive a Certificate of completion and a Photo ID Operators card valid for 3 years.

    Applicable to Canada and US standards and regulations.

    Course Highlights

    Classroom Duration: 4 hrs.

    + Pre-use inspection  1 hr.

    + Skills Evaluation 2 hrs.


    Training Takeaways:

    Successful Candidates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the following areas:

    • OSHA  Regulations 1926.602 (d) earth moving operator training
    • Hydraulic Fluid/System Hazard awareness
    • High Voltage Electrical Hazards
    • Excavator safety systems
    • Emergency procedures
    • Engine & Hydraulic Power capabilities
    • Fuel management systems
    • Attachments/interchanges
    • ROPS
    • Swing Effect
    • Load Chart Analysis
    • Pre-use & job site inspections
    • Daily preventive maintenance
    • Safe and effective operating procedures
    • Center of gravity & combined center of gravity
    • Stability traingles
    • Safe refueling procedures
    • Storage and transport procedures
    • Track removal/replacement


    • 1 Days
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