IMPORTANT TRAINING UPDATE: COVID-19

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact areas across the country, we are closely monitoring new developments. The health and safety of our customers and employees at Cervus is paramount, and therefore we are compelled to introduce precautions to help flatten the curve and reduce the spread of the virus. As such, we have decided to postpone all in-person classroom and jobsite training until further notice. Online training will be available as an option at a 25% discount until all regular classes resume.
 
Our branches remain open as all other support, parts, service, sales and administrative functions are unaffected by this temporary shutdown.  Please contact your local Cervus Equipment branch for further information.

Skid Steer Operator Safety Training

This course provides students a basic understanding of skid steer operation, maintenance and load handling. It will also cover relevant federal and provincial legislative requirements applicable to the workplace:
 
  • Equipment features: rubber tires & track, steel track, control features & differences
  • Safety and pre-use inspection: work area assessment, entanglement, pinch and crush points, mounting and dismounting
  • Start up, controls and testing: cold start procedures, warning indicators, and test control system
  • Equipment operation: joystick, levers and pedals, forward/reverse travel, turning functions, machine stability and capacity, shut down and refueling
  • Filing the Bucket: know the site conditions, railway tracks and high centering, traveling on a slope or ramp, and digging, backfilling and back dragging

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 March 2020

Course options

ONLINE TRAINING

Students have 2 weeks to complete the self-directed, web-based theory session.  Once completed, a half-day, hands-on practical training session focuses on the complete understanding of workplace hazard assessment, equipment inspection, and a practical operator evaluation.

Benefits:

  • Self-paced learning
  • Convenient schedule
  • Cost-effective approach
  • Enough time to gain solid equipment understanding

IN-CLASS SKID STEER 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 SKID STEER 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