Excavator Trainer Certification
IVES Excavator Trainer Certification Programs address mini and/or compact excavators to standard sized units in the 50,000 lb. GVW range. This course isn’t make or model specific, our training covers concepts common to all types of excavators including Liebherr, Kato, Kubota, John Deere, Case, CAT, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi. Attendees receive instruction and guidance in the use of the renowned IVES Training System™ which has been used by thousands of companies and individuals to train operators of forklifts, aerial lifts, loaders and now our latest offering, excavators. Trainees are given extensive information on instructional techniques and equipment theory in a fun and interactive format that has them deliver classroom presentations and run practical hands-on training and evaluation sessions. Each element of our Train the Trainer program is evaluated and documented. Only trainees who are able to successfully demonstrate the required knowledge and skill are qualified as IVES Certified Trainers.
It is well known that forklift training has been and will continue to be a focus for regulatory authorities such as OSHA, but did you also know that the forklift training requirements laid out by OSHA also provide an excellent template for training on other pieces of equipment like excavators? Register in an IVES Excavator Trainer Certification program today and find out how you can achieve the highest level of regulatory compliance in all of your in-house equipment safety training. This Train the Trainer course is delivered on an open enrollment basis at select training facilities across North America.
Program Duration: Four days
Equipment: Light to medium duty units in the 2,500 – 50,000 lb. gross vehicle weight range
- Classroom theory training – 40%
- Practical hands-on training – 60%
Program Capacity: Maximum of 9
- Introduction and program requirements
- Trainer pre-test
- Program overview and objectives
- Review of applicable regulations and industry standards
- Classroom and practical instructional techniques
- Homework assignment
- Review of Day 1
- Excavator interactive theory training
- Review excavator operator theory test
- Pre-use inspections
- Practical training skills
- Practical training area set-up
- Practical training exercises
- Homework assignment
- Review Day 2
- Practical Training exercises
- Operator practical evaluation form
- Practical evaluation skills
- Practical evaluation exercises
- Homework assignment
- Review Day 3
- Excavator general review
- Equipment-specific Trainer Theory Test
- Documentation/certification procedures
- Establishing a site & equipment specific operator training program and lesson plan
- Final Written Examination
- Program review and wrap-up
- Please be aware that attendees of all training programs delivered by IVES must have functional English language reading, writing and speaking skills.
- Trainees will be sent an Excavator Operator Reference Manual prior to the program for review and completion. Each trainee must bring their completed workbook with them on Day 1 of the program.
- Trainees should have experience working on and/or with the equipment addressed in this program.
- Operator credentials are not issued during this program. A successful trainee will be qualified as an IVES Certified Trainer.
- Price $1,250.00 per person
- Prices are subject to change without notice
Competent Person – Excavation
IVES strongly recommends that persons attending the Excavator Trainer Certification program or Excavator Trainer Upgrade program should also attend a Competent Person – Excavation course.
If you are going to use an excavator or any other means to dig holes and or trenches into the earth, otherwise known as excavating, your local federal, state or provincial regulatory agency is likely to have many rules that you must follow, especially if people must enter the excavation. One of the most important rules to take note of is the requirement for excavations to be designed and regularly inspected by a competent person with very specific qualifications and, in some cases, professional standing.
For more detailed information, refer to the excavations and or trench-related sections of the occupational safety and health regulations applicable in your area. Keep in mind that Competent Person training in excavations is available through some of our partners and host sites such as, Safety Center Incorporated and United Rentals Inc.