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Scraper Operator Training & Certification

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


We Offer Three Types of Scraper Operator Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Scraper Operator 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 Scraper Training Course?

Our Scraper safety training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.

Training Scope: Each class contains the following information:

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy
  • Stability
  • Operations
  • Hazards

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.

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 2 – 2.5 hours.

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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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Scraper Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1926.600. Equipment
  • 29 CFR 1926.602. Material handling Equipment
  • 29 CFR 1926.604. Site Clearing
  • 29 CFR 1926.650 – 652. Excavations
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P App A, Soil classifications
  • 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P App F, Protective Systems
  • Canada Standards

  • CAN/CSA-B352,0-09: ROPS, FOPS (General Mobile Equipment)
  • CAN/CSA-M12117-05: Earth Moving Machinery (TOPS) for Compact Excavators
  • CAN/CSA-M3471-05: Earth-Moving Machinery – ROPS, Laboratory Tests, Performance Requirements
  • CAN/CSA-M3450-03: Earth-Moving Machinery – Braking Systems of Rubber-Tired Machines – Systems and Performance Requirements and Test Procedures

    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 Scraper 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 Scraper Operator

    Did You Know?

    Unlike other earth-moving machines, scrapers can remove wet soil from the surface of any terrain. Additionally, scrapers are more efficient in tough and heavy soil concentrations.

    Scrapers are designed to efficiently level large areas of land. They can move at speeds up to 34 mph fully loaded.

    Equipment operator safety is crucial to prevent workplace accidents and injuries. One in four “struck by vehicle” deaths involve construction workers, more than any other industry.


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    My trainee scored 80% on the exam. Did he pass or fail?

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    Contrary to popular belief, OSHA does not dictate what a passing score entails. That is ultimately up to the employer whose responsibility it is to certify, or authorize, their employee to operate a boom truck. If you want to pass him at 80%, fine. But what if a question or two among the 20% missed could lead to an accident or death? Is it worth it? Our recommendation is that you always go over any missed questions with your trainees—even if they just missed one. Once they understand the principle missed, have them write their initials by the correct answer. That way, you are protecting them and those around them from potential accidents in the future.

    How often should a scraper be inspected?

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    A scraper operator should inspect their machine at the beginning of each shift or workday.

    What are scrapers used for?

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    Scrapers move or remove large amounts of soil in fairly flat and open areas. Scrapers are also used for leveling and excavating.

    Who must receive training on operating a scraper?

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    According to OSHA, you must receive training before you operate any heavy equipment on your own.

    When must a scraper operator take a refresher course?

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    A scraper operator must take a refresher course if any of the following apply:

  • The operator is observed operating the equipment in an unsafe manner (e.g., no seatbelt, reckless driving, etc.)
  • The operator is involved in an accident or a near miss
  • The operator received a poor evaluation for performance
  • The operator is required to use a different type of machine or attachment
  • Workplace conditions have changed

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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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