Trencher Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want trencher 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 trencher training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for trencher training?
What’s in the Trencher Training Course?
Our Trencher safety training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomical components, safe 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.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for trenchers:
- Encompasses these Canadian Standards
CAN/CSA-B352.0-09 – ROPS, FOPS General Mobile Equipment
CAN/CSA-M3471-05 – Earth-Moving Machinery – ROPS, Laboratory Tests, Performance Requirements
CAN/CSA-M3450-03 – Earth-Moving Machinery – Braking Systems of Rubber-Tired Machines – System and Performance Requirements and Test Procedures
What is the trencher train the trainer course exactly?
The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in a CSA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
Why do I need trencher training?
In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. 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 standards 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.
Did You Know?
Trenching machines are also known as ditchers or digging wheels. (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica)
From 2000 to 2006, over 270 workers were killed in trenching or excavation cave-ins. (Source: CDC)
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