Skid-Steer Loader Operator Safety Training Course

Skid-Steer Loader related employee injuries may result from insufficient or inadequate training, and/or unsafe employee behavior. The skid-steer loader operated in construction principally for earth moving, although with attachments it has great versatility.

Determining the best way to protect workers from injury depends on the type of skid-steer vehicle operated and where and who operates it. Employers must ensure that each vehicle operator is competent to operate a skid-steer loader safely, as demonstrated by the successful completion of the training and evaluation specified in 29 CFR 1926.

Training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction (e.g., lecture, discussion, interactive computer learning, video tape, written material), practical training (demonstrations performed by the trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee), and evaluation of the operator's performance in the workplace.

Training must be on-site with a skid-steer loader.