Snowmobile Driver Training Course & Certification
Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.
We Offer Three Types of Snowmobile Driver Safety Trainings
Our regulation-aligned Snowmobile Driver 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 Snowmobile Driver Training Course?
Our Snowmobile Safety training course is OSHA Aligned, 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.
Snowmobile Driver 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 Snowmobile Driver 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.
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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 in 2022. About 53,000 of those were sold in the United States, while just over 47,000 were sold in Canada ISMA).
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a snowmobile be operated on public roads?
Depending on where you are operating, you may be allowed to take a snowmobile onto public roads. If this is the case, follow all traffic laws, including right-of-way laws. Do not operate on a public road if it isn’t permitted by local ordinances. If snowmobiles aren’t allowed on the roads, the local laws should outline where you may ride.
What are the four basic riding positions?
There are four basic riding positions that operators can use: sitting, kneeling, posting, and standing. On a snowmobile, the operator makes up a significant percentage of the total weight of the machine. Using your weight and position can greatly increase the maneuverability of your machine.
How do I safely transport a snowmobile?
Snowmobiles can be transported by trailer or in the back of a pickup truck. In either case, it is best to use loading ramps with cleats or brackets and straps that attach to the truck or trailer, so they don’t come off while you are loading the machine. A stable snowbank can also be used instead of loading ramps.