The skid steer (track loader, multi-terrain loader) is one of the most common, versatile, and maneuverable pieces of heavy equipment available. Many work sites use it for a multitude of tasks, from excavation to basic sweeping and maintenance. Skid steers have a simple control layout that makes it easy to drive, but few know how to properly operate it. Because of the machine’s small size and balance, even a brief lapse in attention can result in a potential tip-over. Proper training and job planning are critical to its safe operation and are covered in this online course.
Hard Hat Training’s OH&S-compliant course on skid steer loaders teaches operators the basics of machine operation and safety concepts, giving them the knowledge necessary to master its operation and reduce, if not eliminate, job site incidents and injuries. In this hour-long course, drivers get the chance to learn equipment maintenance, perform pre-shift inspections, calculate load and equipment capacity, identify parts of the loader, and properly locate safety labels. The course is useful for new operators and also serves as a refresher for experienced operators who require training renewal.