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Snowmobile Driver Training Course & Certification

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

We Offer Three Differnt Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant 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 with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Training Course?

Our Snowmobile Safety training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. This class contains sections on anatomy and inspection, safe operations, hazards, emergency response, 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.

While there are no specific standards for snowmobiles, operators must still adhere to PPE standards when applicable. Additionally, many states, provinces, municipalities, and companies may have additional standards, as do some industries.

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • ASTM F3221-16 – Guide for Snowmobile Operator’s Endorsement
  • 29 CFR 1910.132 – General PPE Requirements
  • 29 CFR 1910.135 – Head Protection
  • Canada Standards

  • CSA Z462 – Protective Clothing & Equipment
  • OHS Regulation 8.12 – Safety Headgear use with all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles
  • 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 OSHA compliant 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 Safety Training?

    Because snowmobiles are relatively easy to operate, the hazards associated with them are often overlooked or minimized. Every year, snowmobile accidents cause an estimated 200 deaths and about 14,000 injuries. Excessive speed, operating while impaired, inexperienced drivers, and poor judgment are the leading causes of snowmobile accidents.

    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

    Did You Know?

    Almost 100,000 full-time jobs are generated by the snowmobile industry in North America.

    There are 230,000 miles of marked snowmobile trails in North America.

    The average snowmobiler rides 920 miles per year.

    There were almost 125,000 snowmobiles sold worldwide last year. About 53,000 of those were sold in the United States, while just over 47,000 were sold in Canada. ISMA).

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