Garbage Truck Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want garbage truck 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 garbage truck training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for garbage truck training?
What’s in the Garbage Truck Training Course?
Our Garbage Truck Safety Training course is compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomy, stability, safe operating procedures, common 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 standards for garbage trucks:
- Encompasses these U.S. Standards
OSHA 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks
OSHA 1910.212 – General Requirements for All Machines
ANSI Z245.1-2017 – Mobile Wastes and Recyclable Materials Collection, Transportation, and Compaction Equipment
(DOT) CFR 383.91 – Operators of Vehicles Over 26,000 LBS Must Possess a CDL
(DOT) CFR 396.11 – CDL Operators Must Conduct a Pre-shift Inspection
CFR 395.8 – CDL Operators Must Keep a Log Book
CFR 390.21 – CMVs Must Have an Official DOT Number
- Encompasses these Canadian Standards
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 – Framework for pollution prevention
Canada Labour Code, Part II – Occupational Health and Safety. Sec. 124-125. “Duties of Employers.”
Canada Labour Code, Part II – Occupational Health and Safety. Sec. 126. “Duties of Employees.”
CSA Standard Z94.2.02 – Hearing Protection Devices (Performance Selection, Care and Use)
Transport Canada – Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations
Why do I need garbage truck training?
In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. 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) are 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 prove continued competency.
Did You Know?
The first self-propelled garbage trucks were originally called steam motor tip-cars. (Source: Archive.org)
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