Snowblower Safety Training
Looking for snowblower training? Our Snowblower Training has been updated to meet the OSH Act of 1970 Standards (see below for more information). We’ve been providing snowblower training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years. This course was built by professional safety trainers to meet and exceed the safety training and compliance standards set by the Canadian regulating bodies.
Standards Covered in this Training:
As standards change we update our training so you always know you are up to date on current standards.
- OSH Act of 1970, 5(a)(1): “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees […] a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”
- OSH- Landscaping: Snow Blower
- OSH- Working in the Cold: Cold Environments
- ANSI B71.3: Snow Throwers
In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. OSHA 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, the 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.