Haul Truck Operator Program

Cost: $7500.00 Reference ID: PVIN-220 Prerequisites:

Prerequisites: Age 18, Grade 12 or equivalent, valid Class 5 Driver’s License, declaration of physical ability to climb a ladder and informational conversation with HTO lead instructor.

More Information: https://cotr.bc.ca/programs/haul-truck-operator/

Course Overview

This four-week program offers an introduction to safe and efficient operation of a haul truck in a surface mining or oil sands site. Haul truck operators are in-demand in mines across Canada, including the Alberta oil sands. Haul truck operator is the common entry-level job in a mine site. Utilizing state-of-the-art motion-based simulators, classroom-led and online modules include safety and operating procedures, warning systems and protocols, assessing and reacting to alarms, emergency scenarios, walk-around inspections and cab controls, start-up, shutdown, braking, steering, tire care, dumping and loading procedures. Our program uses simulators for both Komatsu and Caterpillar haul trucks, which are most commonly used in large surface pit operations in Canada. The program includes instruction in the following safety tickets: Mine Supervisor Certificate (Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in BC), Standard First Aid for Industry (two-day), WHMIS and Construction Safety Training System (CSTS). Upon the successful completion of this course, students will receive a College of the Rockies CE Certificate of Achievement.

Fernie - Monday October 31st, 2022