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Ice Resurfacer Training & Certification

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


We Offer Three Types of Ice Resurfacer Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Ice Resurfacer 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.

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Online Training

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.

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Training Kits

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.

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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. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Ice Resurfacer Training Course?

Our Ice Resurfacer safety training course is regulation-aligned, 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.

While this training encompasses many important safety standards, you will still need to familiarize yourself with any other federal, state, and local standards that apply to your specific workplace.


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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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Ice Resurfacer 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 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 Ice Resurfacer 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 Ice Resurfacer

    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

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    Why do ice resurfacers use hot water?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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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