Amphibious Excavator Training – Earn Your OSHA Amphibious Excavator Certification

Safety Training Course

Ultimately, what do I get when I purchase Hard Hat Training’s Amphibious Excavator Training?

Rules regarding amphibious excavator training can seem daunting. Let us help you get amphibious excavator certification training that meets compliance standards. With our amphibious excavator course, you can get yourself, or your crew trained and certified today in just two hours with amphibious excavator operator certification and license (wallet card) in hand. We make amphibious excavator safety training fast and easy!


What are my options for amphibious excavator training?

We offer three different amphibious excavator training options: kit, online and onsite. Learn more about each below. EN = English Language | SP = Spanish Language


What’s in the Amphibious Excavator Training Course?

Our Amphibious Excavator Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomy, stability, operation, hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following the standards for amphibious excavators:


  • 29 CFR 1926.600 – Equipment
  • 29 CFR 1926.602 – Material Handling Equipment
  • 29 CFR 1926.604 – Site Clearing
  • 29 CFR 1926.650-652 – Excavations
  • 29 CFR 1926, Subpart P, App A – Soil Classification
  • 29 CFR 1926, Subpart P, App F – Protective Systems


  • CAN/CSA-B352.0-09 – ROPS, FOPS (General Mobile Equipment)
  • CAN/CSA-M12117-05 – Earth-Moving Machinery (TOPS) for Compact Excavators
  • CAN/CSA-M3471-05 – Earth-Moving Machinery – ROPS, Laboratory Tests, Performance Requirements
  • CAN/CSA-M3450-03 – Earth-Moving Machinery – Braking Systems of Rubber-Tired Machines – Systems and Performance Requirements and Test Procedures


Why do I need amphibious excavator training?

In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. OSHA requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

When it comes to refresher training, the standard in some instances (like forklifts) is very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.


Did You Know?

  • Amphibious excavators float because of sealed pontoons.

  • Excavators have been around for a long time, but amphibious excavators were not manufactured until 2005. (Source: OEM)

  • Amphibious excavators are also known as swamp buggy, marsh buggy, floating excavator, pontoon excavator, and swamp excavator.


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