Skid steer loaders are indispensable machines on any jobsite. They are valuable because of their versatility. They are compact and mobile, getting into places where larger equipment cannot fit. They use a wide range of attachments from brushes to buckets to augers, which allow them to clean sidewalks, remove snow, move earth, carry logs and dig trenches, fence posts and footings. Skid steers can even be outfitted with tracks that improve their flotation. That means they can work in muddy conditions and on grass surfaces without tearing up the ground.
Skid steers can do a tremendous amount of work in the hands of a skilled operator. They can also do a great amount of damage and cause injury if not handled with care and respect. What they do is up to one person: the operator. This skid steer training program shows your trainees how to be safe and productive when operating one of these versatile machines in construction and mining applications.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Understand the importance of the skid steer,
• Become familiar with the skid steer components and controls,
• Learn how to perform a pre-use inspection, and
• Learn the basic operating skills required of a skid steer operator.
Lesson 1: Introduction
• Introduction to the skid steer.
• Review the content of the entire course.
Lesson 2: Getting to Know Your Skid Steer
• Identify key machine components,
• Identify controls and understand their usage,
• Identify instrumentation and gauges, and
• Read and respond to instruments and gauges as required by the manufacturer.
Lesson 3: Pre-use and Post-use Inspection
• Explain the importance of completing a pre-use inspection,
• Identify general things to look for when inspecting your skid steer,
• Identify the steps to take to complete a pre-use inspection, and
• Describe steps for proper start up and shut down of a skid steer.
Lesson 4: Operation
• Understand how to start the machine,
• Know how to test the operator controls,
• Know how to test the backup alarm,
• Understand how to perform basic operation, and
• Know how to safely park and shut down the machine.
Lesson 5: Operating Tasks
• Know the steps of attaching and detaching attachments,
• Learn the use of the bucket,
• Understand the basics of filling the bucket to capacity, and
• Identify common attachments used and their applications.
Final Exam – 21 question exam with incorrect response feedback
Trainers: Before you begin classroom or field training, why not provide your trainees with a solid foundation of knowledge about the equipment and how to operate it safely? This e-learning training course can be delivered anytime, anywhere you have access to a high-speed internet connection.
Overall Course Specifications:
Estimated length of training program: 1 – 1 1/2 hours + final test
Number of test questions: 21
Printable Certificate of Completion: Yes, with person's name, date, and test score
Final Exam Feedback report: Yes
Immediate online delivery for one person - viewable for up to 60 days