Digger Derrick Training & Certification
Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.
We Offer Three Types of Digger Derrick Safety Trainings
Our regulation-aligned Digger Derrick certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.
Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.Purchase Options
The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.Purchase Options
Train the Trainer
Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.Purchase Options
What’s in the Digger Derrick Training Course?
Our Digger-Derrick safety training course is regulation aligned, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on basic anatomy, vehicle stability, rigging considerations, safe operations, 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.
Digger Derrick Certification Standards
Train the Trainer Certification
The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
Why Do I Need Digger Derrick Safety 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.
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Did You Know?
The term “derrick” comes from the name Thomas Derrick, a hangman during the 1600s. (Source: Oxford English Dictionary)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a digger derrick?
A typical digger derrick has a straight, telescoping hydraulic boom that is mounted on the back of a flatbed truck. The boom can be equipped with a large digging auger, pole clamp, a winch, or a man bucket.
Who typically uses a digger derrick?
A digger derrick is a versatile piece of equipment used by utility companies and contractors.
What is a digger derrick used for?
Utility companies and contractors use them to dig holes and to lift and set poles. Some digger derricks have a man bucket affixed to the boom that is used to lift people in the air.
Is a digger derrick considered a crane?
A digger derrick is considered a mobile crane. You must follow OSHA crane safety standards depending on the type of work you are doing.