Skid Steer Operator Safety Instructor Kit


The kit contains:

Skid Steer Spiral- contains instructor tips, instructor guide, and a practical hands-on evaluation guideline

Thumb Drive- contains PowerPoint presentation, forms, and regulations

*In order to comply with CTS training standards, each trainee must have their own study guide.  All material is protected by copyright law and may not be copied or reproduced.


Skid Steer training complies with training requirements established by The Occupational Safety & Health Act, Subpart O, Section 1926.602 Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations. Skid Steer training will cover all applicable SAE standards and how to protect workers from several hazards associated with operating and maintaining these machines.

Topics Presented in class

  1. Regulations and Standards
  2. Types and uses of skid steer loaders
  3. Radial lift vs. Vertical lift
  4. Skid steer basic components and powertrain
  5. Safety devices, Operators manual, and decals
  6. Safe operation
  7. Hand signals
  8. PPE
  9. Operational hazards and JSAs
  10. Soil classification, Ground leveling, Digging, Backfilling, and Utility safety
  11. Daily inspections, Pre-post inspections, and Maintenance
  12. Operator factors
  13. Environmental hazards and fire hazards
  14. Powerline emergencies
  15. Stability affecting factors
  16. Weight distribution
  17. Operator controls
  18. Attachments, changing attachments, and auxiliary hydraulics
  19. Parking, Loading and Securing for transport
  20. Refueling
  21. Written test

Skid Steer Hands-on and Evaluation

  1. Complete Pre-use inspections and workplace inspections
  2. Complete JSA
  3. Evaluate trainee on a skid steer on a work-related course
  4. Review evaluation with trainee
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