Skid steer Certification

Much like the modern loaders, skid steers or “skid loaders” have undergone major improvements towards ease of use. Our on site skid steer training course will cover the basics of skid steer operation as well their unique operational controls. We will familiarize participants with the varying control styles of their skid steer, whether the unit is equipped with foot and joystick bucket and track controls, or joystick only operation; each individual will have a clear understanding of their skid steer and be confident in its use. Finally each participant will have to complete an operational test to acquire their skid steer certification.

Course Outline

This course covers all apsects of the safe operation of skid steers. Upon completion, each participant will have a deep understanding of their skid steer loader and its unique operating characteristics.

Topics Covered

  • OHS Regulations
  • Skid Steer Fundamentals
  • Stability / Principles of Balance
  • Proper Load Handling
  • Pre-operational Inspection
  • Skid Steer Attachments
  • Proper Fueling Procedures


  • 8:00am Class Starts
    (Unless otherwise requested)
  • 8:00 - 11:30 Skid Steer Theory
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Theory Test
  • 12:00 Lunch break.
  • 1:00 - 2:30 Practical Examination
    Experienced Operators
  • 2:30 - Practical Examination
    Novice Operators

All AFSC programs, including content and structure, meet or exceed all existing regulations and standards, including OSHA 29 (CFR 1910.178), Canada Labour Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2, plus Part II), Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, Canadian Safety and Health Regulations (SOR/86-304), WCB Alberta, CSA (B335-04) ANSI/ITSDF B56.1-2012