Skid Steer Loader Training

Duration: 4 – 6 hrs
Location: At your workplace

It’s well known that training has been and will continue to be a focus in all industries.

This versatile, well-rounded program gives trainees in-depth instruction on applicable regulations and safe operation of the skid steer loader. It includes theory learning and hands-on practical training perfect for operators at any the skill level.

(Note that Clockwork does NOT own any machines, it’s the responsibility of the client to have the machine on site to use)

Course Outline & Content

Skid Steer Training

Phase 1 – Theory Training

Trainees are guided through a comprehensive & interactive review of the operators workbook covering:

  • Rules / Regulations

  • Types Of Aerial Lifts

  • Main Parts & Functions

  • Safety Systems & Devices

  • Stability & Capacity Characteristics

  • Inspections

  • Safe Operating Procedures

  • Under Cutting / Levelling / Loading

  • Parking & Shut Down

  • Fuels And Batteries

Phase 2 – Theory Evaluation

Upon theory completion, participants will take part in a knowledge review test consisting of multiple choice, true/false and essay-type questions. These test are graded and returned to the trainees then reviewed to ensure proper retention. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass.

NOTE: Anyone with known difficulties to English / written based tests must be accompanied by an interpreter or consult us about any difficulties that may arise.

Phase 3 – Practical Training

Trainees are shown the pre-use inspection, machine controls and safe operating procedures then given the opportunity to practice under the helpful eye of the program trainer.

Phase 4 – Practical Evaluation

Trainees are assessed as having reached a minimum level of skill and are then individually evaluated using the equipment in a series of skill reinforcing scenarios. Following the evaluation, trainees are debriefed about their performance then given the opportunity to address any issues they may have. Each trainee’s records will be handed to the employer (or trainee) after completion of the program.

  • Workbook

  • Supplementary Handouts

  • Wallet Card Certification (upon successful completion)


The program takes part in a classroom for theory learning but participation in the field is vital to successful completion. Participants are required to bring all site required PPE including :

  • Steel toed work boots
  • High visibility vest
  • Hard hat (if required)
  • Any other PPE required by the workplace

NOTE: Because previous training is hard to judge from one training company to another, re-certification courses will only be made available to individuals able to present proof of previous training from Clockwork Safety & Equipment Training or another widely credible source. In-house training at a previous employer will NOT suffice.