Skid Steer Loader Operation and Safety

Safe operation is about more than just knowing the controls


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.



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 is 60 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

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.