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Utility Vehicle Training & Certification

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

We Offer Three Different 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.
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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.
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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. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.
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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.
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What's in the Training Course?

Our Utility Vehicle safety training course is OSHA compliant, 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.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following OSHA standards for utility vehicles:

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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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Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks
  • ANSI/ITSDF B56.8 – Safety Standard for Personnel and Burden Carriers
  • NFPA 505 – Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks
  • UL 583 – Standard for Safety for Electric-Battery-Powered Industrial Trucks
  • OSHA Act of 1970, 5(a)(1) – General Duty Clause
  • Canada Standards

  • Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (C.R.C, c. 1083)
  • Ontario- Ministry of Transportation, Ontario’s Drive Clean
  • ANSI/ITSDF B56.8 – Safety Standard for Personnel and Burden Carriers
  • NFPA 505 – Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks
  • UL 583 – Standard for Safety for Electric-Battery-Powered Industrial Trucks
  • 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?

    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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    Did You Know?

    The most common accidents in warehouses are related to docks, forklifts, conveyors, materials storage, and manual lifting.

    A personnel carrier can help save time spent walking through the facility.

    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.

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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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    — Arthur Lee, CEO