Hydraulic Safety: High Risk Maintenance Level

Earn your Hydraulic Safety: High Risk Maintenance Level certificate upon successful completion of this course


Maintenance and repair of equipment that utilizes hydraulics systems is extremely hazardous. Maintenance personnel are engaged in procedures that expose them to a high level of risk of injury or death from hydraulic system hazards. Many incidents are a result of people working with hydraulic systems without understanding the related hazards. This online Hydraulic Safety: High Risk Maintenance Level course takes a comprehensive look at the recognition and management of hydraulic hazards with an emphasis placed on the implementation of structured procedures and energy mitigation.


  • What are hydraulic fluids?
  • Exposure to hydraulic fluids
  • Potential hydraulic hazards
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safety standards and qualifications
  • Recognized standards
  • Your role
  • Types of hydraulic hoses and hydraulic hose construction
  • Hydraulic hose applications
  • Hydraulic hose assembly fabrications
  • Specifications and standards
  • Life cycle
  • How accumulators work and their application in hydraulic systems
  • Procedures for testing and discharge of accumulators
  • Forms of hazardous energy and the cause of unexpected movement
  • Guarding
  • Safety valves
  • System considerations
  • Safety devices
  • Safety through engineered controls
  • Pressurized grease
  • Effects of air in hydraulic systems
  • Zero energy state
  • Purpose of hazard assessment
  • General responsibilities
  • Before work begins
  • Inspections
  • What is lockout?
  • Lockable devices and the importance of sequence
  • Hydraulic fluids and the environment
  • Spill preparedness
  • Acceptable disposal practices
  • Biodegradable hydraulic fluids
  • Absorbents
  • Ethical choices
  • Hydraulic incidents and fatalities
  • Effects of modifications to hydraulic components
  • Hazards of welding hydraulic components and interconnections
  • Fluid power calculations
  • Gravity
  • Overhanging and runaway hazards
  • Types of seals and applications
  • Importance of mechanical seals
  • Understanding maintenance and planning
  • Commonly used threads and porting in hydraulics
  • Pressure rating
  • Procedures for testing and discharge of accumulators

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.

Continuing Education Credits

Continued Education Units for Water Waste Water Operators

  • Ontario CEU value 0.7
  • Alberta CEU value 1.2
  • Saskatchewan CEU value 0.7


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time for this course is 10 hours.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing conducted in this online course and the supplemental materials provided are intended to reinforce the information presented. There is no required passing mark for this course.


Certificate of Completion

Users will receive their certificate of completion, hard hat sticker, and wallet cards by mail within 21 business days of course completion. Certificates and wallet cards are valid for 3 years.

How We Help

At BIS, we take great pride in how we can positively impact others on a global scale. We create engaging online safety modules to ensure the safety of our customers and clients, and tailor the modules to fit our clients' needs. Keeping each other safe is a critical responsibility that makes a large impact on the organizations that we work with. We take pride in our ability to cultivate a positive, safe and healthy work environment.

What We Do

Our organization is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and innovation, and we stand by our core values: Compassion, Humility, and Integrity. We believe that a positive and supportive work environment is essential for the success of our business and the well-being of our employees. Compassion and Inclusivity is at the core of our culture. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Collaboration is another key element of our culture. We believe that working together as a team, leads to better outcomes and a more fulfilling work experience. We encourage open communication, active listening, and constructive feedback, and we support our employees in sharing ideas and taking ownership of their work. Finally, we embrace innovation as a driving force behind our success.

At BIS, our culture is centered around our commitment to client satisfaction, employee empowerment, and collaborative innovation. We strive to create an environment where everyone can contribute their unique superpowers and perspectives.

Who We Are

We are a growing technology company based out of Sherwood Park, Alberta. We provide a
compliance and learning management software for the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) professional Our software, BIStrainer, is a cloud-based application which includes tens of thousands of training courses for any user, we can build and modify courses to meet the needs of any field user and we have a state-of-the-art program to help our clients organize their training information and needs.

Our Company was established in 2006 and we now have over 2 million active users and over 1,100 company clients and partners who rely on BIStrainer for their health and safety programs.