Backhoe Operator Training

Course Overview:

This training program is designed to provide backhoe operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation. The course consists of classroom theory with a written component and practical, hands-on experience. Course content is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion and reinforced through workbooks and supplementary handouts.

The Course Curriculum Covers:

  • Safety regulations & standards
  • Backhoe fundamentals & controls
  • Hazard identification
  • Preventative maintenance & procedures
  • Site & pre-operation inspections
  • Machine orientation & safe operation
  • Proper start up & shut down protocol
  • Steering, maneuvers & backhoe techniques
  • Trenching & backhoe techniques
  • Machine positioning & control
  • Transporting & hauling securement standard
  • Proper loading procedures

Provided by:
Leavitt Machinery

Course length:
8 hours

Class minimum/maximum:

Max: Experienced 8/ Max 4 

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course


$1,950 per class in Lower Mainland;
$2,300 outside Lower Mainland

Post Session:
Wallet Card

Course Timeline:
re-certification is 3 years

  • PPE Required
  • Organization required to provide equipment and are responsible for any related costs