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Mini Excavator Training & Certification

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We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Whether you want mini excavator training and certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the mini excavator training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees.
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Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It’s a reusable training presentation that is used to train groups of people all at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer online course.
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Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost and is reusable. Results in a lifetime certification.
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What’s in the Mini Excavator Training Course?

Our Mini Excavator safety training course is Canada compliant, and our online version fulfills Canada’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on anatomy, stability, operations, common hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by Canada.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following Canada standards for mini excavators:

Canada Standards

  • CAN/Canada-B352.0-09 – ROPS, FOPS (General Mobile Equipment)

  • CAN/Canada-M3471-05 – Earth-Moving Machinery – ROPS, Laboratory Tests, Performance Requirements

  • CAN/Canada-M12117-05 – Earth-Moving Machinery (TOPS) for Compact Excavators

  • CAN/Canada-M3450-03 – Earth-Moving Machinery – Braking Systems of Rubber-Tired Machines – Systems and Performance Requirements and Test Procedures

Why do I need mini excavator training?

In line with Canada requirements, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Canada requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

When it comes to refresher training, Canada’s standard in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

Stay Informed On All Things

Did You Know?

  • A mini-excavator only differs from a regular excavator by its weight.

  • The only manufacturer of mini-excavators is in the United States under several company names.

  • The first excavator, called the steam shovel, was used in 1796.

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