Looking for a cost-effective and convenient way to offer mini excavator training for your employees or customers? Our mini excavator training program (available on CD, USB Drive, or via Instant Download) provides simple instructions with all the tools necessary to train and certify workers for mini excavator.
Years of knowledge and experience have gone into creating this training program. We've done all the research and design, so you don't have to. This robust training kit makes it easier for you to train your workforce again and again. Check out a sample of the training presentation by clicking on the tab above.
Not quite what you need? We also offer an online mini excavator training course as well as corporate broadcast licenses so that you can make the training materials available on your network to branches across the country.
What's in the Mini Excavator Training Kit?
Mini Excavator PPT Presentation -- you have complete customizability; even down to changing out the logo to your own.
Instructor notes -- our informative instructor notes give guidelines and talking points so that you sound like a pro.
Student Manual -- the student manual is a comprehensive tool you can use during training or give to your operators to refer back to.
Written Test / Answer Key -- print as many copies as you need to certify an unlimited number of students.
Practical Evaluation Forms -- our mini excavator practical evaluation guide walks you through each requirement.
Certificate of completion template -- we provide customizable mini excavator certificate templates that you can store for your records.
Wallet card template -- some work sites require operators to carry a card; print as many mini excavator wallet cards as you need.
Refresher training forms -- when it comes time to re-certify workers you will be ready to hold refresher certification courses.
Printable safety posters -- fun and informative safety posters that you can print. Our posters promote safety and are visually appealing.
Accident examples & explanations -- we teach by example with real-world accident profiles help drive home important safety topics.
Video News Clips -- real-life news clips show the reality of mini excavator accidents.
Why you need mini excavator training:
While a license is not required in the U.S., certification is. Our training and the included exam will get you certified today.
Watch the video below to see what is included in each safety training kit:
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Everything you need to know about purchasing and using our safety training kits.
What is included with each safety training kit?
Each safety training kit differs slightly, but generally speaking, they each contain all of the materials we use when we go on-site and offer training. More specifically, these materials consist of but are not limited to: the main PowerPoint presentation including instructor notes, student manual files, regulations, written and practical exams and answer keys, pre-shift inspection booklets, classroom forms for proper recording, safe operation posters, and wall and wallet certificate templates just to name a few. To get an even clearer idea of the contents of each kit, look at the samples included below each kit’s image.
Are these kits OSHA-compliant?
Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training kits were built and continue to be updated by our trainers and inspectors using OSHA and ANSI guidelines. But it is important to understand that by OSHA-compliant, we mean it follows to the best of our ability the best practices and safety principles put forth by OSHA. In an online format, it is not possible to cover every code for every situation or hazard across every industry. For this reason, our safety training solutions are tools to further knowledge and help employers train and/or certify their crew. But just because a course or program is OSHA-compliant it does not necessarily mean a company as a whole will be compliant or avoid citation if OSHA were to audit them. There is so much more that goes into collective company compliance with OSHA. For example, workers need to be observed applying in the field what they learned in the classroom. This observation/practical exam should be done by trainers, supervisors, or other designated competent persons. Whether you use our training kits or online courses, we provide guides to help employers do this. Other things that need to be done for ultimate compliance may include but are not limited to: addressing with your crew any gaps in the training or additional hazards or principles specific to your work situation; creating, training on, and enforcing and abiding by written safety programs (also known as plans or procedures); and performing regular inspections and risk assessments.
Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training Kits are up-to-date with the latest OSHA standards. If standards do change in the future, as they most certainly will, it will be your responsibility to update your existing kit. Or, if the changes are substantial, we’d be happy to offer a discount for previous customers who simply want to re-purchase the kit.
Can I customize the safety training materials?
Yes, these training kits are completely customizable. Once purchased, they are yours to use as needed. Add or take away slides or test questions. Change the colors and layout. You can even swap out our logo for yours.
Can I reuse it?
Yes, we recognize many of our competitors charge for additional student manuals or exams. We felt it important, though, that you have what you need and when you need it. For this reason, once you purchase the kit, the files are yours to use for as long as you have the kit. Use the training presentation and print out the student manuals, exams, and other files as often as needed.
Can I post the presentation or other materials online?
Yes, but only with a special broadcast license and for the purpose of training employees scattered across various locations. Without this additional license, though, purchased kits are only to be used in-house in a physical classroom setting. If you are in need of training multiple employees located in various branches, you might consider using our online training classes as an easy and cost-effective way to train them all. Or if you are still interested in licensing the course for broadcast use, contact us for a quote.
Can I share the kit with or make copies for another branch or trainer?
No, our end user license agreement, which automatically goes into effect upon the purchase of any kit, prohibits in any form the sharing or reproduction of the kit or any of its components. Per this same agreement, we require one kit per trainer or training location. For example, if you are a trainer employed to travel from location to location, there is no need to purchase additional kits for those locations at which you will train. Likewise, if your company buys the kit to be used exclusively at a certain training location (let’s say your home office or on a specific vessel), then as long as the kit stays there for training purposes then multiple in-house trainers can use it.
If, however, you buy it to train at your home office and then want to make a copy or send the files or any parts of them to a trainer at a different location, this would be in breach of the agreement and additional kits would need to be purchased. Having said that, we realize that every situation varies slightly. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. In the event you do need to purchase additional kits, we would be happy to offer tiered pricing to make it more cost-effective.
If I download the kit can I burn it to a disc or save it on a flash drive?
Absolutely. In fact, we encourage you to keep a copy on the computer you will use for training and burn a copy to a CD or USB for back-up purposes. Remember, though, that per the end user license agreement, these files cannot be shared or reproduced in any form without express written consent from Safety Provisions, Inc.
What computer requirements are needed to use the safety training kit?
In order to be accessible for as many people as possible, we have tried to create these materials using the most common practices. The materials consist of PowerPoint files, Word documents, Excel files, and PDF files. On some kits, there are video clips as well. So, to use the kits, you will simply need software that can display or play these files. If you do not have the ability to read PDF files, each kit includes the .exe file through which you can install Adobe Acrobat Reader—or simply search for it on the internet and download free of charge. If you do not have Microsoft Office, you can go to openoffice.org and download their free productivity suite; this suite will allow you to open, edit and save Office documents.
How can I customize the training kits?
Because the training materials are created in editable documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), customization is as easy as highlighting the area of desired change and deleting, re-wording, or adding content. In terms of the main presentation and any other files using PowerPoint, in some instances, we have employed the use of Master Slides. This makes making changes to the presentation—like swapping out your logo for ours—easy. Just go to the master slide for the project, make the change there, and then exit the master slide. Your changes will instantly take effect on the designated slides.
Are you looking for resellers? And will you drop-ship?
We are always looking for competent resellers and, yes, there is a drop-shipping option. Click here to sign up or contact us regarding resale opportunities.
In which countries can our training kits be used?
Our OSHA training kits and materials are used by hundreds of companies around the world in Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, and more…
They are completely customizable, you can add, edit or remove anything in the training program to make it fit any safety standards in your country, region or company. It only takes minutes to get the training materials ready to use. If you have questions about meeting a specific country's regulations with our training kits call 1-208-252-5331. We're happy to help.
Our Hard Hat Training Series Training Kits are used all over the world–Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, and more…
They are completely customizable, you can add, edit or remove anything in the training program to make it fit any international safety training standards that you are needing. It only takes minutes to get the training materials ready to use.
Our Hard Hat Training Training Kit materials give you everything you need and are completely OSHA compliant. We’ve spent years fine tuning these to make sure it contains the latest OSHA requirements, safety regulations, and hazards that come with operating equipment.
Train a Trainer
Along with a presentation PPT kit, you will recive an online training course that will certifiy your trainer to train others--only $250 more.
Have an employee use the kit’s main PowerPoint presentation to instruct the trainees. (any person you, the employer, deems competent may conduct this). Distribute the written exam to each trainee individually. Gather the completed exams and use the included answer key to grade them.
We use a passing grade of 80% as a guideline, but as the employer you are free to adjust it however you like. Administer the practical exam to each trainee. (We suggest correcting any mistakes and having the trainee initial the edit on the practical exam sheet.) Use the included template to print certificates and wallet cards for those who passed. Note the expiration date and be sure to re-train and re-certify before then.