Lawn Mower Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want lawn mower 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 lawn mower training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for lawn mower training?
What’s in the Lawn Mower Training Course?
Our Lawn Mower safety training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomy, stability, operations, 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 lawn mowers:
- Encompasses these U.S. Standards
29 CFR 1926.600 – Equipment
29 CFR 1926.136 – Foot Protection
29 CFR 1926.138 – Hand Protection
29 CFR 1926 Subpart W – Rollover Protective Structures
29 CFR 1926.20 – General Safety and Health Provisions, training
29 CFR 1926.21 – Training and Education
OSHA Act of 1970, 5(a)(1) – “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees…a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”
- Encompasses these Canadian Standards
CAN/CSA-M11684-97 – Tractors, Machinery for Agriculture and Forestry, Powered Lawn and Garden Equipment
CAN/CSA Z94.3-07 – Eye and Face Protectors
CAN/CSA Z94.1 – Protective Headwear
CAN/CSA Z195-09 – Protective Footwear
CAN/CSA Z94.2.02 – Hearing Protection Devices (Performance Selection, Care and Use)
CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 62841-1:15 – Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery
CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 62841-2-8:16 – Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 2-8: Particular requirements for hand-held shears
Why do I need lawn mower 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 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?
The average American spends four hours per week working on lawn-related activities.
There is a British Lawnmower Museum.
Powered lawn mowers cause 68,000 injuries every year. (Source: Lawn EQ)
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