Diversified Equipment



Skid Steer Operator Training

Course Description

This program is designed for experienced operators, to train individuals in the fundamentals of heavy equipment operations. It will provide those with the background, insight, and practice that is necessary in the construction industry. The Skid Steer Training Course is a 8 Hour course which provides students and employees with the basic knowledge and skills needed to safely operate a Skid Steer. The course is either held on-site at training center facilities, or the agency’s equipment. Teaching methods include heavy 'hands-on' participation, visual aids, text and equipment operation. Students will be required to practice and demonstrate proper and safe use of the bucket while performing outlined tasks. Program is progressive and thus the instructor will introduce exercises of increased complexity and difficulty. In addition, each student will receive an operation manual for future reference.

At the conclusion of this program students should be able to demonstrate safe operation of Skid Steer as required by the OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standard.

Course Duration:

· 8 Hours ( Theory and Practical Evaluation)
· Four operators per session to allow for maximum instructor/operator interaction

· Monthly Schedule Classes….............. 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
· Call in for Day of Class


Program Outline:


Introduction to OSHA
· Standard Federal Requirements 29 CFR 1926
· Utilities , Pedestrian awareness
· Basic principles: Skid Steer design and operation
· Parts of a skid steer Loader/Pre-shift inspection
· Operation of skid steer
· Fuel sources (Diesel / Gasoline)
· General safety rules/guidelines
· Summary (written test)
· Practical evaluations – (Must Pass)


performing of pre-shift inspection

· maintenance procedures
· safe operating techniques
· load handling/selection
· safety
· extensive hands-on training and application


Must Pass Written Evaluation
Must Pass Practical Evaluation

School Equipment:

Students will have the opportunity to use the following facility equipment as required throughtout the program: Skid Steer.

Class Size:

Classes generally range in size from 4 to 8 students