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Asphalt Paver Training & Certification

Whether you want asphalt paver training and certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

What are my options for asphalt paver safety training?

Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It's a reusable training presentation that is used to train groups of people all at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer online course.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost and is reusable. Results in a lifetime certification.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Asphalt Paver Safety Training Course?

Our Asphalt Paver (AKA: Asphalt Machine) safety training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on Anatomy, Safe Practices, Stability, and Hazards.

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 by OSHA.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following OSHA standards for asphalt machines:

  • Encompasses these U.S. Standards
  • CFR 1910: Occupational Safety and Health Standards, Subpart 1, Personal Protective Equipment

    - 1910.132 General Requirements
    - 1910.134 Respiratory Protection
    - 1910.157 Portable Fire Extinguishers

  • CFR 1926: Safety and Health Regulations and Construction

    - 1926.152 Fire Protection and Prevention

  • 5 – Boom Supported Elevating Work Platforms

  • Encompasses these Canada Standards
  • OHS Guidelines – Chemical Agents and Biological Agents

  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation – Part 08 Personal Protective Equipment

  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation – Part 08 Personal Protective Equipment

  • Alberta Code of Practice for Paving Plants

  • The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Code of Practice: Reduction of VOC Emissions from Cutback and Emulsified Asphalt.

  • Alberta Labour OHS Regulations

  • Encompasses these CAL/OSHA Standards
  • 1729. Hot Asphalt and Hot Pitch Buckets

  • 1726. Asphalt and Pitch Kettles

  • Article 10. Personal Safety Devices and Safeguards

  • Table AC1 – Permissible Exposure Limits for Chemical Contaminants

Why do I need asphalt paver safety training?

In line with OSHA requirements, 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, OSHA’s 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.

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