Utility Vehicle Training & Certification
Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.
We Offer Three Types of Utility Vehicle Safety Trainings
Our regulation-aligned Utility Vehicle 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 Utility Vehicle Training Course?
Our Utility Vehicle safety training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on equipment and anatomy, maintenance and inspections, safe operations and stability, common 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 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 1-1.5 hours.
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.
Utility Vehicle 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 Utility Vehicle 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a utility vehicle?
A utility vehicle is a small truck, self-propelled, with low sides and a bed. It is usually used to carry people or loads. Although many different vehicles are called “utility vehicle,” the term most specifically refers to a motor vehicle designed for off-road use that cannot usually travel faster than about 25 mph.
What is the biggest hazard of using a utility vehicle?
Most reported utility vehicle fatalities happen in roll-over accidents. For this reason, manufacturers strongly recommend that you only use utility vehicles that have been equipped with a ROPS (Rollover protective system) or roll cage. Drivers and passengers should keep all parts of themselves inside the ROPS at all times.
What fuels do utility vehicles use?
The specific, legal definition of a utility vehicle (rather than the broader definition of “vehicle designed to do work”) often includes the distinction that it has a motor rather than an engine, and therefore runs on gas or electricity. Some types of utility vehicles have engines that run on diesel fuel, though.
Which industries use utility vehicles?
Utility vehicles may be used for general maintenance, construction, materials handling, security, agriculture, forestry, or horticulture.