Whether you want snowplow operator training and 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.
Our Snowplow training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomy and components, safe operations, common hazards, and more.
During this training, we will be taking a look at the basic anatomy and components of dump-truck-mounted snowplows. This will include an explanation of the importance of pre-shift inspections and common problems to look for while inspecting your plow before each use. Next, we will discuss safe snowplow operating procedures.
Next, we will discuss safe snowplow operating procedures. This will cover principles such as how to prepare your plow and spreader for use, how to carefully travel to and from a worksite, how to safely operate your plow and spreader, and how to store the plow after use.
Lastly, we will go over common hazards that lead to injuries and fatalities and how to prevent, avoid, or minimize them. To reinforce the importance of following safe operations and to identify these hazards before operating a snowplow, we will provide case studies based on true accident profiles.
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.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following laws and regulations:
In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher 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 proves continued competency.