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This is a full comprehensive knowledge course, not an awareness course. The blended, online portion will take approximately 3 hours to complete. It is recommended that a basic skills assessment operating specific pieces of powered mobile equipment be completed afterwards.

If you prefer classroom training, which includes both the knowledge and basic skills portions, OR have already completed the online knowledge portion of this course and require a skills assessment, click “Training Partner” to find one near you.

Course Description

This course is intended for Powered Mobile Equipment operators and provides the minimum training requirements to ensure operators have the basic knowledge and skills required for the safe operation of their equipment and its attachments. The course can be applied to most PME but focuses on loaders, lift trucks (classes 1,2,3,4,5, 7 including variable reach), excavator, motor grader, and crawler dozer. It follows the guidelines, principles and recommendations established by the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Regulations, Canadian Standards Association, and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

At the end of this course the end-user should be familiar with various pieces of equipment, their basic structural components, basic function, potential hazards while operating, and how to control those hazards. The end-user should also have a basic understanding of the proper use of the machines attachments and potential hazards associated with them.

End-users should not assume this material alone constitutes complete training. It is expected that a workplace will apply this information as they create their own company specific Powered Mobile Equipment Operator program as part of their company’s larger Health & Safety Management System.

Due to the different policies and procedures and equipment utilized on different work sites certain statements in this program may not apply.

Course Contents

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Related Legislation
  • Ensuring a Safe Worksite
  • Emergency Actions
  • Competency Requirements
  • Job Planning and Hazard Assessments
  • Safe Operating Procedures
  • Prevention of Injuries
  • Maintaining Equipment
  • Workplace Requirements
  • Maintaining Equipment Stability
  • Material Handling and Attachments

Course Completion

The quizzes at the end of each chapter are intended and designed to strengthen your understanding of course contents. A passing mark of 80% is required and you have two retries of each quiz to achieve this.

Upon successful completion of this course, a unique digital certificate, valid for three years, will be available to download and print.