Training Available

Operator Supervisory Course

Reintroduced in 2018, the Operator Supervisory Course is a multi-tiered training program designed for both Municipal and Private sector Supervisors in the heavy equipment and agricultural industries. Supervisors leave training armed with a better understanding of their roles, their due diligence and their expectations as an Operator Supervisor. Topics covered include health and safety issues, legal responsibilities, pre-trip inspection procedure and its importance as well as personnel safety and conduct standards.

Classroom Topics (Level 1)

  • Due diligence: what is it and what does it mean to me?
  • Your legal responsibilities
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Highway Traffic Act
  • Appropriate pre-trip inspections
  • Operator competency and what you need to look for
  • Information sources for safety and/or legal issues
  • Recognizing and identifying safety infractions (using real life scenarios)

Classroom Topics (Level 2)

This portion of the course is Vehicle-Specific and begins by covering safe productivity with a focus on components and control  identification, safety and warning symbols, pre-start procedures, starting procedures and after starting checks.Supervisors then review vehicle operation and safety, machine shut-down, advantages and limitations, attachments, load securement, tie-down and preventative maintenance. Taught from a Supervisor’s
perspective,  participants gain a better understanding of the vehicle operation and learn to recognize and remedy any worker safety and/or production deficiencies.

Vehicles Discussed

Tractor Loader Backhoe, Front End Loader, Motor Grader


Who Should Attend:

Supervisors, at all levels, who are involved in the
municipal, construction or landscaping industries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand applicable industry equipment operation safety standards
  • Understand the basic concepts of equipment design, operation and maintenance
  • Gain familiarity with equipment controls and specifications
  • Promptly correct unsafe work practices or hazardous conditions

Materials Provided:

Each student will
receive a comprehensive course
manual, as well as a recent edition of
the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Evaluation/Documentation: Theory
exam (multiple choice)