Tools and skills go hand in hand as weak tools cannot be redeemed by great skill just as great tools are useless at the hands of the unskilled. The construction and transport industry is jam-packed with top of the line equipment to get the job done as efficiently as possible, but safe and skillful handling of these tools requires proper training. The 5th Wheel Training Institute team will go through the advantages of being certified in Heavy Equipment Training.
Safety is always of the utmost importance in any type of work. Safety is especially important when it comes to operating heavy equipment. Heavy equipment training will thoroughly educate you on up to date safety measures. Proper study of rules and regulations is necessary for heavy equipment certification, but more importantly it will prevent putting you and those around you in danger.
Heavy Equipment Training Qualifications
An employer looking to expand their workforce will pay close attention to the qualifications a potential employee is entering with. Now, especially in the construction industry, certification is a must. With high standards set and regularly monitored by the government, the employer should expect a new grad to be equipped the necessary knowledge and experience to use expensive and dangerous equipment. On top of mandatory training, some private career colleges and other institutions will give students wallet card tickets for other situations related to heavy equipment. Some of these include:
- Chainsaw Awareness
- Confined Spaces
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Working at Heights
- Lockout & Tag out
- North American Cargo Securement Standard
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Surface Miner Common Core
- Worker Health & Safety Awareness in Four Steps
The more wallet cards you possess, the more qualified you become as a potential employee.
The benefits of training get more rewarding as well. Certification is recognized by the Ministry of Labour. In some circumstances, employers will pay for a future student’s training themselves or through a program like the Canada-Ontario Job Grant. Heavy Equipment Training can also ensure a good, steady income. A heavy equipment operator can earn $24.60 per hour on average. Of course, many distinct factors go into calculating salary. If the location and experience level lean towards your favour, the salary can range from $17-$35 per hour.
5th Wheel Training Institute
5th Wheel Training Institute has been helping Canadians transition into a promising and all around better working experience through industry leading training and certification. Our goal is to ensure our grads are equipped with everything they need to excel as entry-level operators and drivers. If an exciting career change is in your foreseeable future, contact the team at 5th Wheel Training to schedule a tour or get any questions answered.