In-class & On-site

Learn how to load handle, safely drive and maintain front end loaders. This course is offered in-class or on-site so you can achieve your Front End Loader Operator Safety Certification when and where it's convenient for you.

The course teaches students the basic principles of front end loader operation, operational maintenance and safety. Training includes an in-class theory session combined with a hands-on practical training portion. Each course provides a complete training material review, theory testing and practical operator evaluation. 

All Cervus Equipment courses meet safety standards nationwide. Our training is Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) and Canadian Safety Association (CSA) compliant. Cervus Equipment Operator Safety Training Centers are located in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.  


The in-class training program consists of a morning classroom session focused on theory. This is followed by an afternoon session for hands-on practical training and ends with an evaluation session on the same day. In-class training will be facilitated by an instructor for the day.

The classroom theory portion consists of:
  • General and specific legislation applicable to the workplace 
  • Basic principles of equipment operation
  • Main components of the equipment
  • Manufacturers operating manual
  • Class room environment for better understanding
  • Certified in a day, depending on skill set
  • Instructor available to answer questions
If it's more convenient, our certified trainers can train YOUR operators on YOUR equipment at YOUR facility. To find out more about on-site training, contact your local Cervus Equipment Training Center.

Our on-site training has an ‘in-class’ approach with a morning session of classroom theory and a written examination followed by an afternoon session of practical hands-on training.

  • Employees are trained on-site reducing your travel cost and time
  • Multiple employees can be trained together in your work environment
  • Employees get trained on the equipment they use on a daily basis

Course Details

  • Your jobsite or our training center: our certified trainers will train your operators on your equipment and your specific applications, or we provide regularly scheduled training classes at our regional training centers throughout Western Canada.
  • Theory test: complete & comprehensive classroom training provided to determine your qualifications to proceed to the practical training program.
  • Practical training: practical, hands-on training enables you to conduct a pre-use inspection, work place hazard assessment and demonstrate proper operating techniques for front end loaders.
  • Certification: after successful completion of the written theory test and final practical assessment, a certification card and diploma for the front end loader course is provided. 
  • Understanding regulations: within federal, provincial and individual company policies.
  • Knowledge of the types of front end loaders: rigid frame, articulated frame, and attachments.
  • Understand the main parts and each function: hydraulic system, cylinder assemblies, steering system, accumulator and locking system, front loader assembly, main controls and functions, engine compartment and wheels and tires.
  • Understanding front end loader operating safety: stability, overloading and improper  loading, maneuverability, side slope and grades, hazard assessment of the worksite.
  • Safe front end loader operation: pre-use inspections, filling and dumping the bucket, digging, leveling and undercutting, loading a truck, operating on a slope or grade, shutdown and parking, proper loading and transporting with trailer, working with a signal person.
  • Fuel types and fire safety: gasoline & diesel fuel and workplace fire safety procedures.