Skid Steer Safe Operation

Skid Steer Safe Operation

Skid Steer type machines are extremely useful but they have many hidden hazards to the operator and workers that are in proximity to them. This course will introduce the participants to safe operating procedures associated with a skid steer. Included is a set of field exercises that are designed to make the operator comfortable with basic machine operations while illustrating the hazards that are associated with its operation.


  • Legislation and Standards as they relate to Skid Steers
  • Employer and Worker Responsibilities
  • Load Limitations and Calculations
  • Stability
  • Pre-Use Check and Visual Inspection
  • Personal Protective Equipment Requirements
  • System Components
  • Machine Specific Features
  • Safe Operation
  • Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Hazards


Written knowledge test (minimum 80% passing grade) and field operator assessment. Upon successful completion, the student receives a certificate valid for 3 years.

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