ATV Safety

atv safety

Length of Course: 5-7 hours
Certification: Canada Safety Council
Valid: No Expiry


  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • PPE – CSA approved helmet, steel toe boots, gloves and weather appropriate and modest clothing (no shorts or tank tops)
  • Bagged lunch and liquids
  • Government Issued Photo I.D.
  • ATV (1 per person)

Knowing all you can about your ATV and the places you can ride is the best preparation for safe and enjoyable riding.
The ATV Rider’s course is a 5-7 hour “all hands on” training program based on field-proven techniques, provides a fun and orderly way to learn proper ATV operation. The rider learns about controls, reading terrain, turning, climbing hills, loading & off-loading and winching techniques.

There are additional job and/or ATV manufacturer regulations that you must adhere to as you operate an ATV. Examples include: PPE standards and public land restrictions.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to ATV Safety
  • Pre-Ride Inspection
  • Range Signals
  • Controls Safety Equipment
  • Starting & Stopping the ATV
  • Starting Out, Moving Forward & Backwards
  • Braking
  • Riding Strategies
  • Turning
  • Riding Circles & Figure 8’s
  • Sharp Turns
  • Quicker Turns
  • Quick Stops in a Straight Line/in a Turn
  • Emergency Turns/Swerves
  • Riding Over Obstacles
  • Safe Riding Practices & Environmental Concerns
  • U-Turns
  • K-Turns
  • Traversing Hills
  • Winching
  • Loading ATV Racks
  • Trail Ride
  • Loading & Securing
  • Wrap-Up & Review

As part of this course, you will:

  • Take part in practical on-trail course activities

You may also be interested in: UTV Safety, Snowmobile Safety

  • December 1, 2021
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sorry, no classes are currently scheduled. Please call 250 787 9315 or email us at to add your name to our Course Interest List. To book a private or on-site/client site training course visit our on-site training page.

Cancellation: All courses require a cancellation notice of at least 1 business day (24) before the course to get a refund or reschedule. Some courses require more notice.*  If you give notice after the cancelation period expires, you will be charged the FULL course fee

*See the Terms and Conditions for details and exceptions.

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