Off-Road Vehicle Safety Training

The one day Off-Road Vehicle Safety Training course is a basic safety course, less comprehensive than the two day in-person course.

The use of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) can be a high-risk activity in the forest industry and other resource sectors. ORVs for the purpose of this training include All Terrain Quad-Type Vehicles (ATVs), Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) and side-by-sides.

This training includes the knowledge and the practical skill development required for safe ORV use that is critical for all ORV users whether on resource roads, trails or de-commissioned roads.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of and ability to safely perform:

  • Safety Features and PPE
  • Unloading
  • Pre-trip Control Check and Starting Procedures
  • Loading Cargo
  • Strategies for operation
    • Braking
    • Emergency Stops
    • Speed
    • Operator Active
    • Riding to conditions
    • Riding with loads
    • Climbing, crossing and descending hills
    • Operating with anticipation and awareness
    • Eye lead time
    • Looking through the corner
    • Sight lines
    • K-Turn (if ATV)
    • Stepping off (if ATV)
    • Emergency Maneuvers
  • Loading and Securing a Machine


Participants must have completed the online Knowledge Unit and verified its completion prior to attending in-person sessions.

Additional Information

Participants will need to bring a valid driver’s licence.

Participants or companies need to provide their own ORV, ideally those that will be used in the workplace.

Participants spend the majority of the course outdoors.

Group size is limited to 6 participants per trainer.

Lunch is not provided.

Session Scheduling & Enrollment

This course is offered primarily on request by an external provider, Overland Training Canada

To register for the public sessions, or to learn more about requesting a private group session, contact Overland Training Canada