Northern Safety Network Yukon

Industrial UTV Operator

Start Date: Wednesday October 9, 2019

Start Time: 8:30am

End Time: 4:30pm

Price: $275

Instructor: Chris Jastrebski

Location: NSNY Office - 478 Range Road

This course has been cancelled

The Industrial UTV (Side by Side) Operator Certification course is a one day Canada Safety Council certified program that provides riders with a solid base of practical skills and behaviors for safer and more responsible UTV riding in the workplace.

The course is primarily hands-on (riding lessons), and is supplemented by interactive discussion lessons at the course site. The riding lessons provide riders step by step "hands-on" practice of riding skills under the supervision of the instructor, and the discussion lessons provide an introduction to the principles and practices of safe and responsible UTV operation.

Lessons in the UTV Operator course include:

  • UTV safety basics and pre-inspection.

  • Proper selection and use or riding gear and personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Pre-ride inspection and safe start-up procedures.

  • Safe turning and braking. Emergency stopping.

  • Safe riding strategies and risk management.

  • Collision avoidance. Riding on hills and difficult terrain.

  • Riding over obstacles.

  • Emergency preparedness.

  • Safe loading and unloading.

  • Trail riding basics

PPE/ Gear required:

  • A UTV (must be in good condition, with controls and safety features in working order).

  • Own transportation and trailer to bring UTV to offsite training location.

  • DOT or Snell compliant helmet.

  • Goggles, safety glasses, or face shield.

  • Over the ankle boots (no running shoes allowed).

  • Gloves, long pants, and long sleeves that provide protection from branches or debris.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be issued an UTV rider certificate from the Canada Safety Council. Certification is valid for 3 years.