Backhoe Operator Training

Provided by: Leavitt Machinery
Course length: 8 hours
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: elective course
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Price: $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

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
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