Power Buggy/Concrete Buggy Training & Certification
Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.
We Offer Three Types of Power Buggy Safety Trainings
Our regulation-aligned Power Buggy 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
Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We send an instructor to your workplace (from Rexburg, Idaho), so travel expenses may apply. Because of this, onsite training is recommended for groups of five or more employees.Request a Quote
What’s in the Power Buggy Training Course?
Our Concrete Power Buggy training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.
- Understand the function of a concrete power buggy and how to safely operate one.
- Understand how to prepare yourself and your work area for use of a concrete power buggy
- Become familiar with the common hazards associated with a concrete power buggy and how to prevent them
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1-1.5 hours.
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.
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Safe Operations
- Prepping the Worksite
- Operating the Buggy
- Parking & Shutdown Procedures
- Common Hazards
Compliance: 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.
Power Buggy 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 Powered Concrete Buggy Safety Training?
In line with regulations, anyone who operates concrete power buggies 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 Power Buggy
Did You Know?
With machines like power buggies, OSHA Requirements recommend hearing protection to protect you from noise exposure.
Working with concrete presents a significant risk for chemical burns, so you should always wear gloves when working with concrete.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much can a power buggy hold?
A power buggy with a 16-foot-bucket can hold approximately 2,500 pounds of concrete. This estimate varies depending on the size of the bucket, however.
Is concrete powder dangerous to inhale?
Yes, concrete dust can cause silica poisoning and you should wear proper respiratory equipment when working near it.
Is it safe to dump a load on a slope using a power buggy?
No, dumping loads on slopes can lead to tip overs and could throw you off of the machine. Drive up slopes slowly and face the direction you are traveling in.
Is it safe to operate a power buggy that has a chipped or cracked bucket?
Depending on the extent of the damage, it would be best to consider replacing the bucket before use if it is cracked or damaged.