Skid Steer training provides participants a general understanding of the safe and efficient operation of a Skid Steer. Participants will be able to identify specific health and safety hazards associated with operating a Skid Steer.
The two segments to the program include classroom theory & practical evaluation
Review legislation requirements.
Outline Operator the responsibilities.
Group discussion on experiences of actual incidents or close calls.
Consequences of unsafe operation of a Skid Steer; Legal, Moral, Ethical, Social and Psychological.
Review attachments available for Skid Steer and highlight differences.
Stability triangle \ trapezoid
Center of Gravity of the load & Center of Gravity of Skid Steers
Capacity of Skid Steers, capacity plates (reading & understanding.)
Specific hazards & controls when driving an Skidd Steer.
How to respond to an emergency situation involving a Skid Steer
List specific driving rules to your use of Skid Steers.
Learner Verification and review. 50 question, True & False format.
NOTE: If your Skid Steer’s are propane powered “Certification” of participant in “propane cylinder exchange,” is included in this training program.
How Long Is Skid Steer Safety Training?
Theory training takes approximately three hours. All training is delivered on sight and scheduled to your convenience (off shifts, weekends, whenever and wherever).
All Operators completing the “Operator evaluation” must have successfully completed “concepts of safe & efficient driving” training. Each operator of a Skid Steer will be tested in the safe and efficient use of your equipment. Whenever possible, this will be done during production (this will allow for an evaluation under the conditions Operators will be required to operate their Skid Steer). Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be “Certified” as Skid Steer Operators.
Observed Picking Up A Load:
- Attachment at correct height
- Smooth stopping
- Attachment level before entering
- Load is centered
- Load is stable for lifting and transporting
- Load all way to heel of forks
- proper tilt for type of load
- looks before baking up
- stops at all blind corners
- proceeds with load at safe height
- proceeds at safe speed
- how to deal with obstructed view
Observed Stacking A Load:
- Approach with load down
- Looks behind before backing out
- Raising load
- Smooth operation
- Levels load before putting in place
- Gently places
- Insures all people are at a safe distance
- Aware of rear end swing
Propane Handling Observation If Applicable:
- Review physical characteristics of an on site propane tank.
- Complete overview of tank condition ( O-ring, collar, dating, soap solution check, etc.)
- All participants will change a propane tank on an Skid Steer, or propane heater (site specific) in a competent manner.
- Review evaluation form with participant.
- Attachment flat to floor/ground
- Tilt forward
- Parking brake on
How Long Does The Operator Evaluation Take?
The average time to complete a “Operator evaluation” is one hour, for experienced Operators. It is suggestion that “new” Operators be instructed for a minimum of four hours prior to being evaluated.