Excavator Operator Safety Training

This course provides students a basic understanding of excavator operation, maintenance and load handling. It will also cover relevant federal and provincial legislative requirements applicable to the workplace:
 
  • Understanding safety regulations: federal provincial and company as well as employer, superintendent and co-worker responsibilities
  • Types of excavators: crawlers (track) and rubber tired (wheeled)
  • Excavator components and functions: undercarriage, turret and cab, engine and hydraulic system, attachments, work assembly and counter weight
  • Operating safely: stability and capacities, pre-use inspection, workplace hazard assessment, ground disturbance awareness and securing the work area
  • Operating procedures: machine set up on-site, hydraulic controls function test, trench protective systems, proper lifting procedures, and undercutting, trenching and excavating, parking, refueling and transport

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.

Download our Training Schedule for September 2018
 

COURSE OPTIONS

IN-CLASS EXCAVATOR TRAINING

The in-class training program offers 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. 

Benefits:

  • Classroom environment for better understanding
  • Certified in a day; depending on skillset
  • Instructor available to answer questions

ON-SITE EXCAVATOR TRAINING

For convenience, our certified trainers can train YOUR operators on YOUR equipment at YOUR facility. On-site training begins with a morning session of classroom theory and a written examination followed by an afternoon of practical hands-on training.

Benefits:

  • Employees are trained on-site reducing 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