Heavy Equipment Operator Safety & Training Courses



Equipment Safety Training and proof of training is required by OSHA as well as most commercial and industrial sites. Proof of equipment training is needed to operate heavy equipment such as aerial lifts, forklifts, and earth moving equipment. At Sunbelt Rentals, our employee’s safety and our customer’s safety is more than a priority, it is our core value. We want our customers to complete their operations with our equipment safely and without incident or injury. Our operator training courses will educate you on the skills to work safely and more efficiently while in compliance with OSHA and provincial regulations.

Sunbelt Rentals offers heavy equipment operator training for operators of our equipment, including boom lifts, scissor lifts, all kinds of forklifts, and earth moving equipment. In addition, Supported and Suspended Scaffolding User and Competent Person training and Train the Trainer courses are also available and suited for your safe operation needs.

Please view our operator training courses below and click on the links to view the associated training schedules. Once you access the links, you can sign up for designated equipment safety courses. Custom and bilingual classes are offered for your convenience. 

For additional operator training needs, you can reach out to our Safety Training Team via email.

Operator Training

This operator training covers the responsibilities of owners, users and operators, workplace and pre-start inspections, operational hazards, and accident prevention. The safety training course includes in-classroom and hands-on training for aerial work platforms (mobile elevating work platforms), forklifts, backhoe/loaders, and skid-steer loaders. 

Operator Training Schedules
Scaffold Safety Training

This operator training course covers OSHA regulations, accident analysis, and the proper use of supported and suspended scaffold products. Hazard Awareness Training is available for employees who work on scaffolding, and Competent Person Training is available for individuals who build or inspect scaffolding. All training meets applicable OSHA 1926.454(b) standards. 

Scaffold Training Schedules
Train the Trainer Course (TTT)

This operator training course will teach you how to conduct Operator Training in either aerial work platforms (mobile elevating work platforms) or forklifts.  Through classroom and hands-on training, the curriculum covers responsibilities as a trainer, owner, user and operator, how to conduct a pre-start inspection, a workplace inspection, and more. 

Train the Trainer Schedules
Bilingual Trainers Available

Spanish speaking equipment trainers are available upon request for AWP (MEWP) and forklift operator training courses. Please be sure to specify your need at the time of training course registration. Other language translations are available for an additional fee. 


Equipment Operator Training Resources

Browse the following training resources ranging from equipment operator training manuals and best practices to safety checklists and action plans.

Training Manuals & Best Practices

Best Practices AWP Training

Best Practices AWP Fall Protection

Best Practices AWP Risk Assessment

Forklift Safety Secrets


Equipment Safety Checklists & Action Plans

AWP Jobsite Checklist

AWP Prestart Safety Checklist

Preparing an Aerial Work Platform for Transport

Rescue Plans for AWP Use

Selecting and Implementing a Fall Protection System


The Latest in Training News & Requirements

Training Requirements in OSHA Standards

The latest on ANSI MEWP changes

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