ATV Safe-Riding Practices
Whether an all terrain vehicle (ATV) is used in an industrial (workplace) environment or for recreational purposes, safe-riding practices must be followed.
Four factors that must be taken into account when operating an ATV are:
- Personal ability of the rider;
- Planned task or job;
- Size and capability of the ATV; and
- Environmental and terrain conditions under which the operation will take place
Canada Safety Council ATV Rider Student Course & Instructor Training Course
The ATV Rider Student and Instructor courses are nationally recognized programs developed by the Canada Safety Council, for the benefit of both industrial and recreational ATV operators. Completion of this course has become mandatory in many major companies for employees and sub-contracted personnel who use an ATV on the job site.
To meet the demand from the general public, companies and organizations such as the Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors, we will be increasing the number of All Terrain Vehicle Rider Courses and Instructor programs in Edmonton and Calgary.
All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Instructor Training Course (5 days)
The Alberta Safety Council offers a five-day All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Instructor Training Course. All Participants are required to provide their own ATV (that can pass a pre-trip check) and all riding gear (weather proof).
The key elements involved in the ATV Instructor training are:
- In-depth discussions, ATV riding techniques and practices
- Rider evaluation techniques and lesson planning
- Rider awareness and adaptation to changing conditions
- A focus on techniques of delivery, presentation and facilitation skills
- Instructor candidates are provided with an Instructor Kit which includes program curriculum and a set of program Overheads
- Nationally recognized program, developed by the Canada Safety Council
One Day ATV Rider's Course (1 day)
The All Terrain Vehicle Rider Course is a one-day program designed to train the operator in the safe and efficient use of an all terrain vehicle. The course includes both classroom and practical training, with the greatest emphasis on operational skills.
The following are some of the topics covered:
- Safe riding practices and strategies
- Quick stops and swerving
- Pre-ride inspections
- Riding over obstacles
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Traversing hills
- Turning basics
- Sharp turns
- Quick turns
We have increased the number of ATV student courses available to meet demand. We also do custom corporate training of employees --we can bring our course to your site. All students must provide their own mechanically sound ATV and appropriate riding gear.
Please contact Alberta Safety Council for upcoming course dates. See linked PDF.