Front End Loader Competent Operator
Front End Loader Competent Operator training provides the understanding of Front-End Loader operation, maintenance and material handling. This training covers both federal and provincial legislative requirements. As per Saskatchewan OH&S Regulations Section 154, Table 14.1, anyone who operates Powered Mobile Equipment is required to complete a minimum 16 hours training. This program is a combination of both theory and practical competency assessment training.
Classroom Training Content
Front End Loader Competent Operator Training incorporates the use of custom designed interactive models and visual aids which help to enhance interest and facilitate a higher comprehension level for participants.
- Duties of Employers, Supervisors, and Employees under Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 1996.
- Types of front-end loaders: rigid frame, articulating frame
- Operating stability, overloading & improper loading, slide slopes and grades, bucket filling and dumping, undercutting
- Start up and shut down procedures
- Pre-Use Inspections including OEM and Regulatory Requirements
- Travelling on Inclines/Declines, Parking, Safe Travel Practices, Visibility, Tip-over procedures
- Load Handling, Weight, Material, Safe Load Capacity, Center of Gravity, Stability Principles, Articulation
- Excavation, Backfilling, Blading/Levelling
- Dumping into truck
- Site Specific Physical Conditions and Hazard Assessments
- Pedestrian Traffic Awareness
Practical skill check assessment is required in order to receive certification at the completion of the course. Front End Loader Competent Operator Certification is required as per Saskatchewan Occupational Health & Safety Regulations. Operators are required to complete the Competency Skill Check on the Front-End Loader that will be used in their specific operating environment.
Upon completion of Front-End Loader Competent Operator Training, operators will have the knowledge, training and information required to safely and efficiently operate their Front End Loader.
Duration & Location
4 hours of classroom theory followed by written competency exam. The remainder of the program includes practical operation which gives the operator an opportunity to practice newly acquired skills prior to completing a final skill check assessment for Front End Loader Competent Operator Certification. This course is conducted at various facilities, shops, yards or any location where operator and site-specific Front-End Loaders are available and utilized during training as per course and Saskatchewan Powered Mobile Equipment Competent Operator Regulations.
Powered Mobile Equipment Competent Operator has no expiry date once an operator has been deemed competent. Workers must be re-evaluated in situations where they have not been operating a specific type of PME regularly for a period of three years.
- Written examination
- Record of training report to employer
- Wallet Card Certification upon successful completion of course
Training must meet specific requirements outlined in Section 154 and Table 14.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. A minimum of 16 hours combined theory and practical training is required on all Powered Mobile Equipment.
DAXX Safety Group offers the necessary training to meet these regulations through classroom lectures, workbook components, videos, and individual coaching on the equipment.