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Skid Steer Train the Trainer

**Instructional Techniques Course must be completed as a pre-requisite to this course** 

Course Location: SSM and on-site
Course Duration: 8 hours
Course Fee: $1,249 per person; $500/ additional student (same session & company)
Class Size: Up to 12
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing

Course Description

This course will go into great depth to train skid steer trainers to become competent instructors, teaching participants the skills required to train adult learners.

This program will begin teaching participants the same program a skid steer participant would learn to ensure potential trainers have a solid working knowledge of the skid steer; this includes a written and practical skills assessment to validate training competencies.

Participants are then expected to spend up to 30 minutes teaching the SSM skid steer course to other participants to ensure they become comfortable instructing this course at their workplace.

Skid steer loaders fall under Part 22 of the Manitoba Safety Regulations and have similar hazards as operating a forklift; therefore, training skid steer operators correctly is an essential component to any company which requires the use of a skid steer loader.

SSM’s skid steer loader training provides students with the most current legislative and industry best practice information regarding powered mobile equipment. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Skid steer hazards and controls
  • Operator qualifications and responsibilities
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Skid steer components
  • Refueling
  • Attachments
  • Pre-operational inspections
  • Participant instructs and evaluates practical use of the skid steer loader

Practical Evaluation

Participants will each drive the skid steer loader through a course set up by the instructor to test driving and load handling abilities.

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act
Further duties of employer

4(2) without limiting the generality of an employer’s duty under subsection (1), every employer shall

(b) provide to all his workers such information, instruction, training, supervision and facilities to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all his workers;

(c) ensure that all his workers, and particularly his supervisors, foremen, charge hands or similar persons, are acquainted with any safety or Health hazards which may be encountered by the workers in the course of their service, and that workers are familiar with the use of all devices or equipment provided for their protection.


* Safety Services Manitoba along with industry best practices recommend individuals who receive the Train the Trainer program, teach the program at a minimum of at least one time per year.  Trainers must also educate themselves to any legislative changes that could affect the course material content to be trained.  Our Train the Trainer certificates expire after 3 years.