HVAC Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want HVAC 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 HVAC training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for HVAC training?
What’s in the HVAC Training Course?
Our Vacuum Truck Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on equipment, anatomy, maintenance, inspections, safe operations, stability, common hazards and more.
This presentation includes occasional practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, a checklist is also included for employers to use when administering a practical exam.
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 vacuum trucks:
- Encompasses these U.S. Standards
29 CFR 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication
29 CFR 1910.106 – Flammable and Combustible Liquids
29 CFR 1910.120 – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
29 CFR 1910.307 – Hazardous (classified) Locations
29 CFR 1910.1000 – Air Contaminants
29 CFR 1910.146 – Confined Spaces
CFR 383.91 – Operators of Vehicles Over 26,000 LBS Must Poses a CDL
CFR 396.11 – Pre-Shift Inspections
CFR 395.8 – Log Books
CFR 390.21 – CMVs Must Have an Official DOT Number
49 CFR 171, 172, 173, 178, 179, 382, 383 and 390-397 – Motor carrier safety requirements for proper hazard classification and manifesting of flammable liquids, approved container design, and periodic testing.
- Encompasses these Canadian Standards
CSA Standard Z94.2.02 – Hearing Protection Devices (Performance Selection, Care and Use)
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 – Framework for pollution prevention
OHS: 23.22,16.4, 16.5, 17.2.2 – Must be trained and certified as driver if GODI or oilfield hauler
WC Act: 115 (2)(e) – Maintain Logbooks
OHS: 16.34(1-3), 4.9 (1-3) – Must conduct pre-shift inspection
OHS: 8.2, 8.4, 5.48 PPE – Requirements
ETS: 4.81, 17.11 (3) – No Smoking in vehicle
OHS: 4.3(2), 4,5 – Operators manual must be available
OHS: 3.23 – Driver orientation by employer and worksite orientation
OSH: 16.33(1) – Seatbelts must be available and worn
Why do I need HVAC training?
In line with regulations, anyone who works with vacuum trucks must receive training prior to working 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 standards 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?
Vacuum trucks can displace material at a rate of over 6000 cubic feet per minute. (Source: Vac-Con)
When properly calibrated, vacuum trucks can be used to locate underground utilities. (Source: OSHA)
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