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Ice Resurfacer Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or CSA.

We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant 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 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.

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.
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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.
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Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.
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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.
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What's in the Training Course?

Our Ice Resurfacer safety training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomical components, safe operations, common hazards to avoid, 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 ice resurfacers:

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z – Air Contaminants
  • 29 CFR 1910.38 – Emergency Action Plans
  • 29 CFR 1910.94 – Ventilation
  • 29 CFR 1910.95 – Occupational Noise Exposure
  • Canada Standards

  • CSA Standard z94.2.02 - Hearing Protection Devices
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996
  • 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 OSHA compliant 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 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 and other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific OSHA training requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher health and safety 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.

    Stay Informed On All Things

    Did You Know?

    Frank J. Zamboni invented the first ice resurfacer. (Source: Archive).

    The average ice resurfacer covers nearly 2,000 miles each year. (Source: Zamboni).

    Between 12,000 and 15,000 gallons are used to create the typical hockey ice rink. (Source: How Stuff Works).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why do ice resurfacers use hot water?

    Heating the water is one common way to remove air bubbles so that the ice freezes more firmly and creates a smooth, safe surface for skating.

    Are all ice resurfacers Zambonis?

    Zamboni is the name of the person who invented the device for resurfacing ice. Now, many ice resurfacing machines are produced by the Zamboni company, but not all of them. Although they are often still referred to as “Zambonis” that is not precisely correct, in legal terms.

    How does an ice resurfacer work?

    A blade shaves off uneven ice. Augers move the snow up and into the tank. The machine sprays warm water into any holes too large for the blade to have removed, and then vacuums any excess. The final step the machine takes is to spray another thin layer of warm water and smooth it with a cloth or rubber part so that the machine leaves a smooth, solid trail behind it.

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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!
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