Compaction Equipment (Rollers)

Course Objective:

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Chase Operator Training’s primary goal is to assist all students in becoming a competent, knowledgeable and safe heavy equipment operator. We work with the students in understanding not only the theory portion of the training but also the hands-on portion; this includes one on one hands on instruction. We identify which students are ready to run the equipment unsupervised and those who may require more time on the machine under direct supervision.



Classroom is approximately 4-5 hours in length and the student manuals handed out will cover the following material:

Section 1 – Regulations (province specific) – Students will be involved in reading along with group discussions on why these regulations were put in place.

Section 2 – Pre-Trip Inspections – Instructor will lead the students outside to the equipment as they perform a pre inspection of the equipment required to operate including daily maintenance. The students will also review the specific equipment manual to ensure they are inspecting the equipment per the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Section 3 – Safety Tips – Instructor will lead the students around the equipment identifying the decals and what they mean.

Section 4 – Operating Techniques – Students will work in groups and develop a step by step technique for running the equipment to accomplish their daily tasks, safely and efficiently. Section 5 – Machine Stability – Students will work with the instructor to reviewing what causes the machines to tip over.

Section 6 – Workspace Awareness – Students and the instructor will be involved in reading this section as a group.

Section 7 – Refueling & Shutdown – Instructor will review the refueling section.


Students will then complete a written exam and require an 80% mark to pass, afterwards students will then apply the theory portion of the training with a hands-on practical portion. The practical hands on portion will be graded with a passing score required of 80% as well, instructor is evaluating the students on their ability to run the equipment competently and safely.


Students will review their scores for both written and practical and sign off that they have received one of the three classification of operators.

Professional operator – Operator who has scored 100% on the exam combined with 5+ years of experience, who also demonstrated a higher skill level while running the equipment.

Competent operator – Operator who has passed the written exam combined with demonstrating their ability to operator the equipment safely, however they would require more seat time to further build on their skill level.

Operator in training – Operator who has passed the written exam, however they demonstrated that they are still learning the controls and require more supervised seat time to help them gain the experience and confidence to run the equipment unsupervised.