Equipment Operator Safety and Skills Series

There are many benefits to a properly trained equipment operator, from improved safety, reduced property damage, longer lasting equipment, and more satisfied residents. These benefits can flow through to all levels of the organization. Download an overview of the Equipment Operator Training Series, or choose the specific type of training from the list below.

“This training course has made me feel more confident. The more I learn the better I will be.”
– Municipality of Wawa, Tractor Loader Backhoe

Seasonal/Casual/Temporary Employee
Temporary employment takes a wide variety of forms: term, contract, seasonal, casual and placement through a staffing company.

Operator Awareness Programs
The Operator Awareness Program (OAP) begins the documented due diligence training process. It does not replace operator training, but is an acceptable starting point towards workplace safety obligations.

Pre-Trip Inspection

The Ministry of Transport requires that all Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) according to their official definition, and attached trailers are to be formally inspected for defects and serviceability at least once every 24 hours.

Gradall
This course will help operators make better, more informed decisions in every aspect of gradall operations.

Tractor Loader Backhoe – Level 1
Tractor Loader Backhoe – Level 2

These 2, 3, 4 or 5 day courses provide the fundamentals of safety, equipment characteristics, operation, and maintenance that apply to the TLB.

Landscape Loader
This course provides vital information and training both in class, and hands on to maximize knowledge of the machine’s capabilities and limitations.

Bucket Truck/Scissor Lifts
This course covers the various types of aerial personal lifting devices, and fundamentals of safety that apply to this equipment.

Front End Loader (FEL)
This course provides the fundamentals of safety, equipment characteristics, operation, and maintenance that apply to the Wheeled Loader.

Motor Grader-Level 1
Motor Grader-Level 2
These courses provide the fundamentals of safety, operation and maintenance that apply to the motor grader. Level 2 introduces classroom topics and hands-on activities of increased complexity related to road construction and maintenance techniques.

Roll-Off Truck
This course provides the fundamentals of safety and operation that apply to the roll-off truck.

Public Works Equipment Specific
Operator training for the equipment listed below can be customized to meet specific requirements.

Rigging and Lifting
This one-day course will cover the necessary safety requirements to execute a safe working procedure.

Load Securement
A one day course that covers the methods required to load and secure different commodities.

Operator and Driver Competency Assessment
Pre-training assessment of drivers and/or operators is a vital tool in the Due Diligence process. Ground Force Training Inc. certified trainers document competency in specific categories, skills and sub-skills.

Rock Truck
This course provides the fundamentals for the safe operation and maintenance of a Rock truck.

Excavator-Level 1
Excavator-Level 2
These courses provide training on the safe operation and maintenance of an excavator, from the fundamentals to specific operations and capabilities.

Street Sweeper
This course provides participants with the knowledge and basic skill of street sweeper operation. Each student will receive a combination of classroom/theory and practical/hands-on training.

Landfill Packer
This course provides a necessary understanding of these vehicle components and controls, compactions levels, and waste distribution principles.

Refuse Truck

The Refuse Truck training program beings with a one-day (approx. 5-6 hours) classroom course for the student operator at a venue with the municipality/organization.

Defensive Driving Course (DDC)
This one day (classroom/practical combination) course is designed to help your employees join the ranks of the most safety-conscious drivers on the road. Fewer collisions to company vehicles will help control insurance costs – and safe drivers lose less time from work because they avoid collisions. Traffic crashes are preventable….by defensive driving.

Safe Backing

Anything in reverse is hard to do…even walking backwards is an unnatural movement. Even if you go to driving school very little time is spent going in reverse, because stats show that you don’t do it that often. But you might be surprised at how often collisions-even fatal-occur when backing. And they could all be prevented with training, practice and following the right steps.

Safe Backing with Trailers
In this course we will teach you that visibility and communication are the keys to backing with trailers. Upon completion you will understand the steps of backing, how to use your mirrors, a ground guide and the steps you should take if you are alone as well as how to signal a flashlight.