Skid Steer

Bobcat & Skid Steer Training assures that operators are fully capable of safely handling the equipment in all types of conditions encountered at the job site.


OSHA’s Subpart C for General Safety and Health provisions require skid-steer operators to be trained under 1926.21(b)(2) and 1926.20(b)(4) requirements. The employer is required to train Bobcat and Skid-Steer operators so that they can recognize and avoid unsafe conditions.

How to Become a Qualified Skid Steer & Bobcat Operator

Total Equipment Training offers comprehensive skid steer training & bobcat operator training. Only those who are qualified through training or experience are allowed to operate the equipment. Our bobcat skid steer operator training is tailored to individual needs consisting of classroom and practical hands-on training and evaluation. Operators will take both a written and practical evaluation test to show their competency and to provide companies with the written documentation of training required by OSHA.

How Long Does It Take to Become a Qualified Skid Steer & Bobcat Operator?

You can get Bobcat operator classroom training & qualification in as little as a few hours with our online Bobcat operator training. For a more flexible, comprehensive choice that includes practical training and evaluations, Total Equipment Training can custom-tailor your training at a price you can afford at your site.

Our Bobcat Operator & Skid Steer Training

Our comprehensive classroom program will go over the safety and operation of the skid-steer, as well as, site-specific safety conditions. We tailor each program specifically for the piece of equipment and how it will be used in the workplace.

  • The effect of weight distribution on skid-steer loader steering and stability
  • Key principles every Bobcat Operator should know
  • Difference between tipping load and rated operating capacity
  • Understanding the hydrostatic transmission
  • Loader reaction when steering levers are moved
  • Maintenance, including the importance of safe, efficient, and productive operation
  • Identify the controls and their functions
  • Identify the safety features and their importance
  • Safe entry and exit
  • Changing attachments-if needed
  • Fundamentals of safe movement and maneuvering
  • Working with attachments
  • Efficient traveling and maneuvering techniques
  • Site hazards and conditions for safe operation
  • Shut down procedures
  • Safe Service
  • Basic hydraulic fundamentals and maintenance procedures for everyday use
  • Engaging and disengaging attachments
  • Components and safety features
  • Operator controls and steering levers
  • Loader inspection

Bobcat/Skid Steer Training Practical Evaluation

Operators will be required to perform a pre-operational inspection and successfully demonstrate safely operating the Skid Steer in a site/job specific manner.

How Often Do Bobcat/Skid Steer Operators Need to be Retrained?

When operators of a Bobcat or Skid Steer are found to be working unsafely, involved in a crash or near-miss, or when machinery or work environment adjustments have taken place refresher training should be performed, as mentioned by the OSHA Standard 29 CRF 1910.178(I)(4). In addition, OSHA requires an evaluation at least once every three years of each Bobcat/Skid Steer operator’s performance.

Train Your Bobcat & Skid Steer Employees Properly with Seasoned & Systematic Instructors

At Total Equipment Training, our bobcat/skid steer operator trainers are seasoned, systematic, and the best in the industry. What sets us apart from other training programs is our reliable and successful approach to bobcat & skid steer training. Our training program saves you time and money by bringing our instructors and training program to your site. Moreover, our on-site bobcat/skid steer training can be tailored to suit the individual needs of your company. Contact us today to get enrolled!

Skid Steer and Bobcat

We used Total Equipment Training for 8 of our skid steer operators. The instructor came to use, used our equipment and really made my guys feel at ease. The program was excellent, instructor extremely knowledgeable. Since it was our equipment and our location, the learning environment both in the classroom and in the field was comfortable and tailored to our needs. There was a lot of hands on experience, and rigorous information about safety.

Construction supervisor – Newark New Jersey.

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