chat icon



Lawn Mower Training & Certification

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


We Offer Three Types of Lawn Mower Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Lawn Mower 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 construction safety training

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.

Purchase Options
training DIY kits PPT presentation safety

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.

Purchase Options
train the trainer icon

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 Lawn Mower Training Course?

Our Lawn Mower safety training course is regulation aligned, 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.

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.”


See Purchase Options

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!

View Purchase Options

Lawn Mower Certification Standards

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.”
  • Canada 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

    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 Lawn Mower 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.

    Stay Informed On All Things Lawn Mower

    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).


    Frequently Asked Questions

    hard hat training swish of orange color

    Is pushing a lawnmower good exercise?

    arrow icon

    Mowing with a gasoline or electric powered push mower is moderate exercise. Using a push reel mower will get you to work up a sweat no matter the weather.

    How do you start a lawnmower?

    arrow icon

    Each mower, whether riding, powered push, or push reel, will come with an instruction manual. Before using any mower, read the manual from beginning to end, and memorize the safety information. 80,000 people go to the emergency room with lawnmower injuries every year. Fifteen children die each year from lawnmower accidents.

    How do I increase my lawnmowing skill?

    arrow icon

    The best way to master the proper use of a lawnmower is a combination of study and practice. Read materials, watch videos, and then safely implement the concepts you learn until you do them instinctively and efficiently.

    What is the most important lawnmowing safety tip?

    arrow icon

    Read the manual. This repetition is necessary. Before you unwrap it, sit down somewhere cool and well lit, and start absorbing the words. Examine the diagrams. Spend extra time on warnings and cautions. Identify the important or hazardous components and check the guards.


    See Purchase Options

    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!

    View Purchase Options