Northern Safety Network Yukon

UTV Industrial Operator

Start Date: Tuesday May 21, 2019

Start Time: 8:30am

End Time: 4:30pm

Price: $275

Instructor: Chris Jastrebski

Location: NSNY 478 Range Rd

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 (driving lessons), and is supplemented by interactive discussion lessons at the course site. The lessons provide riders step by step "hands-on" practice of driving 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. The lessons included 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 grades and in difficult terrain, Riding over obstacles, Emergency preparedness, Safe loading and unloading, Trail riding basics. As the course is primarily field-based, participants should attend the course with all necessary equipment, lunch, sufficient fuel/oil, and proper clothing suited to the weather conditions on the course day. Participants are responsible for providing the following for the course: • A UTV (must be in good condition, with controls and safety features in working order). • A trailer to transport the UTV and a truck capable of pulling the trailer and UTV to the field site. • A 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 a UTV rider certificate from the Canada Safety Council.

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