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Operator Competency Evaluation

Capital assets are the most expensive items to replace. Are you sure that your operators are running them at their peak efficiency? A good operator is one who produces maximum results while placing as little stress as possible on the equipment.  This saves both down-time and maintenance costs while extending the life of the equipment.  In order to determine if your existing staff (or perhaps candidates for hire) are efficient and safe operators, it is prudent that they be evaluated by a certified instructor. Evaluations provide the data necessary to identify whether or not you are delegating work as effectively as possible while isolating concerns within your department.

Evaluating your staff and/or future staff is important to focus your training program and to maximize return on your training investment. It is recommended that equipment operator evaluations be completed:

  • as concern(s) arise (i.e. if there is a collision or obvious operator inadequacies);
  • with the hiring of new operators to assess their skills; and/or
  • every 2-3 years with no operator concerns


Ground Force Training certified instructors document competency in specific categories, skills and sub-skills. Equipment operator competency evaluations are task, equipment and location specific to ensure a comprehensive evaluation.  This results in a detailed report incorporating recommendations for remedial action where necessary.

What are the benefits?

  • Target ‘at risk’ operators for training opportunities to remedy faulty habits
  • Reduce the accident rate/vehicle abuse due to faulty equipment operation
  • Reduce fleet operating costs through improved maintenance and increased efficiency
  • Establish an employee’s progression plan to address promotion and/or employee turnover
  • Meet your ‘duty of care’ obligations under Occupational Health and Safety Act legislation