Equipment Operator 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

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


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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.