Industrial Safety & Equipment Training Academy

Excavator Operator

$495.00 $450.00

SKU: EXCOLC Category:


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 CAT, 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. Sam hicks

    Awesome class. Learned lots about laws and regulations. Plus good hands on training.

  2. Zach Cahalan

    I’m a 22 year old entrepreneur and after a few years of running my own landscaping company and purchasing a skid steer we are now doing more heavy equipment work. This class taught me a lot of new skills but also the legal side of everything and how to cover yourself in case of an incident. Well worth the money to know me and my guys will be safe while operating.

  3. Jeffrey Guerra (verified owner)

    Really nice guy works with you individually learned alot


    Great course and would highly recommend it. Steve demonstrated his vast knowledge of operation of the equipment but also the many liability issues that may arise as an operator.

  5. Tyler Egerton (verified owner)

    I’m an onsite service coordinator for a local environmental company, I took this class to fully understand the legal side in case osha showed up, or in the event of an unfortunate accident. plus learn a thing or two on the equipment. Steve made this course very interesting never a dull moment. Works well one on one with everyone. My co-worker and I both left feeling great about choosing to come to ISET Academy!

  6. Brian Lastovica

    Had four hour private lesson with Steve on mini excavator. Excellent to work with. Professional and easy going. Gives excellent feedback. Enjoyed learning about the machine and am looking forward to earning my certification! Very pleased with my experience and ISET! Best training facility in Tri-City area!

  7. Gary Pipe Doctor Plumbing (verified owner)

    Great course!!! I learned very valuable information and operating techniques. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to start operating equipment.

  8. Brian

    Took excavator class with Steve. Thorough and will trained instructor. Wants you to succeed and enjoys investing time in his students.

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