Train the Trainer: Mechanical Harvesting Equipment/Forestry Pit and Road Construction Operator Approved Evaluator

WSN Virtual Delivery Method    
This course is intended for Mechanical Harvesting Equipment Operators (MHEO)/Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operators (FPRCEO) who wish to become Approved Evaluators, as per the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) guidelines.
This program ensures that Approved Evaluators understand their role to certify competent operators; are familiar with the MLTSD certification process; Can apply MHEO/FPRCEO program requirements to new operators; and understand relevant forestry machine operator legislation and its application.
Successful completion of the training course will provide Approved Evaluators with the following:
  • Unit 1 – Introduction: Review and explain the training materials; course objectives; an explanation of the common core modules; approved evaluator expectation; and an explanation of the MHEO/FPRCEO training programs and certification for those programs.
  • Unit 2 – Logging Injuries/Fatalities: Review potential hazards, logging injuries and fatalities, and apply how those incidents can be useful during the evaluations and discussions with workers.
  • Unit 3 – Mandatory Operation Certification Legislation: Review of the relevant legislation regarding logging legislation (Industrial Reg. 851), aggregate legislation (Mines and Mining Plants Reg. 854),exceptions to these legislations.
  • Unit 4 – MLSTD Operator Certification Process: Review of the steps for the MLTSD Mandatory Operator Certification; the times associated with the certification process; the common core classroom training modules; MHEO/FPRCEO operator responsibilities; the MHEO/FPRCEO Approved Evaluators Responsibilities; and documentation.
  • Unit 5 – The Evaluation Process: Review of scheduling a worker on-site evaluation with an employer; preparing to conduct the evaluation; conducting the evaluation; the MLTSD Modular Training Booklet performance objectives; completing the modular training standards booklet; and best practices.
  • Unit 6 – Completion of Approved Evaluator Training and Ongoing Maintenance: Review of MHEO Trainer/Evaluator protocol;, and approved evaluator status.
  • Unit 7 – Knowledge Evaluation: Ensure knowledge understanding of course content.
  1. Demonstrated Knowledge and experience in related mechanical harvesting operations
  2. Minimum of 5 years of work experience in related mechanical harvesting operations
  3. Successful completion of an MLTSD approved MHEO/FPRCEO Common Core Classroom training program
Intended Audience: 
This course is intended for Mechanical Harvesting Equipment Operators (MHEO)/Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operators (FPRCEO) who wish to become Approved Evaluators, as per the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) guidelines.
Additional Information: 
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Confirmation of Identification:
The instructor will be required to verify participant’s identification by checking valid photo ID prior to the start of the course. Please ensure that you bring one of the following accepted identification credentials with you: Canadian or foreign passport; Canadian citizenship card; Immigration and Refugee Report; Enhanced driver’s licence issued by Ontario; or Ontario Health Insurance Card.
Note: Failing to provide the proper credentials will result in a non-completion of the training program and no record of training will be issued.

Virtual Sessions

This course is offered through instructor-led live virtual training over half-day sessions via the Zoom meeting platform. Participants will require an active broadband Internet connection (DSL or greater) and a webcam to participate.
To prepare for your upcoming sessions, please test Zoom on the computer you will be using to attend your sessions. Go to ZOOM.US/TEST to make sure this platform works for you.
Required equipment/technology:
  • A computer or laptop – use your own device to participate fully in the course
  • Zoom platform: go to ZOOM.US/TEST on the computer you will use to make sure you can participate
  • High speed wi-fi/internet connection
  • Microphone and headphones
  • A webcam (required for attending this certification course)
  • Valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, health card)


4 hours
Material(s) included with this course: 
Equipment needed: 
A computer or laptop, Zoom platform, high-speed wi-fi/internet connection, microphone and headphones, webcam (mandatory), valid photo ID.
Currently there are no sessions scheduled for this course. Please contact one of our Customer Care Representatives or call 1-888-730-7821 to inquire about future course openings or to be placed on a wait list for this course.