Landscaping Training & Certification
Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA.
We Offer Three Types of Landscaping Safety Trainings
Our regulation-aligned Landscaping 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 Landscaping Training Course?
Our Landscaping safety training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on anatomy of tools, ensuring stability, 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 by OSHA.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following OSHA Requirements for landscaping:
Landscaping 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 Landscaping 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 Landscaping
Did You Know?
A fifth of an acre is the average lawn size for residential areas. (Source: Tractor Supply Company)
Lawns produce three times the oxygen that trees produce. (Source: Tractor Supply Company)
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there PPE for landscapers?
To help protect against injuries while landscaping, landscapers should wear high-visibility colors, long pants, sturdy shoes, gloves, and eye and ear protection. It’s important to consider the weather when dressing and avoid loose clothing or jewelry.
What are the dangers of landscaping?
Some of the most common injuries in landscaping include cuts, amputations, electrocution, heat and cold stress, noise, chemical exposure, and falls. Wearing proper clothing and receiving and following proper training helps to alleviate these hazards.
Is landscaping covered by OSHA?
Landscaping activities are covered by both General Industry and Construction Industry standards. Make sure to know the standards and prepare for your safety before beginning work.