Skid Steer Training For Bobcat Loaders
Skidsteer Certification for a bobcat loader


Skid Steer Training Certification For Bobcat Loaders

Skid Steer

Skid steer training training certification for bobcat loaders, like most of our onsite safety training courses participants will be able to identify specific health and safety hazards associated with operating a Skid Steer. Our Skid Steer training provides participants a general understanding of the safe and efficient operation of a Skid Steer. Loaders are not all the same, but in most cases, the operating principles are the same. At your workplace, we will use your equipment and ensure you have fully trained, qualified and competent operators.  

 If your Skid Steer’s are propane powered “Certification” of participant in “Safe Propane Handling,”  is included in this training program.

This is a two segment course, divided into classroom theory and practical evaluation.

Course Content:
  • Review legislation requirements.
  • Outline the operator responsibilities.
  • Consequences of unsafe operation of a Skid Steer; Legal, Moral, Ethical, Social and Psychological.
  • Review attachments available for Skid Steer and highlight differences.
  • Pre-shift Inspections
  • Stability triangle \ trapezoid
  • Center of Gravity of the load & Center of Gravity of Skid Steers
  • Capacity of Skid Steers, capacity plates (reading & understanding.)
  • Specific hazards & controls on your skid steer
  • How to respond to an emergency situation involving a Skid Steer
  • List specific driving rules to your use of Skid Steers. Group discussion on experiences of actual incidents or close calls.
  • Learner Verification and review. 50 question, True & False format.

How Long Is Skid Steer Safety Training?

Theory training takes approximately three hours. All training is delivered on sight and scheduled to your convenience (off shifts, weekends, whenever and wherever).


Evaluation Objectives:

All Operators completing the “Operator evaluation” must have successfully completed “concepts of safe & efficient driving” training. Each operator of a Skid Steer will be tested in the safe and efficient use of your equipment. Whenever possible, this will be done during production (this will allow for an evaluation under the conditions Operators will be required to operate their Skid Steer). Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be “Certified” as Skid Steer Operators.                 

Program Content:

  • Each Operator completes a Pre-shift inspection.

Observed Picking Up A Load:

  • Attachment at correct height
  • Smooth stopping
  • Attachment level before entering
  • Load is centered
  • Load is stable for lifting and transporting
  • Load all way to heel of forks  
  • proper tilt for type of load
  • looks before baking up
  • stops at all blind corners
  • proceeds with load at safe height
  • proceeds at safe speed
  • how to deal with obstructed view

Observed Stacking A Load:

  • Approach with load down
  • Looks behind before backing out
  • Raising load
  • Smooth operation
  • Levels load before putting in place
  • Gently places
  • Insures all people are at a safe distance
  • Aware of rear end swing

Propane Handling Observation If Applicable:

  • Review physical characteristics of an on site propane tank.
  • Complete overview of tank condition ( O-ring, collar, dating, soap solution check, etc.)
  • All participants will change a propane tank on a Skid Steer, or propane heater (site specific) in a competent manner.
  • Review evaluation form with participant. 


  • Attachment flat to floor/ground
  • Tilt forward 
  • Parking brake on

How Long Does The Operator Evaluation Take?

The average time to complete a “Operator evaluation” is one hour, for experienced Operators. It is suggested that “new” Operators be instructed for a minimum of four hours prior to being evaluated.



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