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Compact Excavator

Compact or Mini Excavators are tracked or wheeled vehicles that are mostly used for digging and lifting but can also be used with a wide variety of attachments. They normally come with an independent swing boom and a backfill blade. Operators must develop a good understanding of how both the blade and boom operate.

Mini/Compact Excavators

Mini/Compact Excavators

Course Details

FSN’s Skid Steer program includes a classroom session covering compact excavator (mini) operational theory, regulations and safety features as well as hands-on training to give the operator a basic understanding of how the equipment works.

Length of Course: 4 Hours

Maximum Number of Students: 8
Prerequisites: Hands-on Experience Recommended
Regulatory References:

  • Occupational Health & Safety Act

  • Ontario Construction Regulation 213/91

  • Ontario Industrial Regulation 851


Equipment must be available on-site for hands-on component.

Course Content

  • Standards and Regulations

  • Operating Controls

  • Safety Features

  • Site Hazards

  • Inspection Procedures

  • Safe Operation of Equipment

  • Emergency Planning

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