• Cities & Municipalities

    Urban & Rural Heavy Equipment Operator Training and Certificate Programs


    Our award-winning training is unique in the industry. We tailor your training to meet your specific needs. We train on all equipment types, and we include information specific to your equipment, right down to the make, model, and serial number.


    Training effectiveness is measured by the degree of retained knowledge. Operators who have experienced EKpass training have been shown to have significant knowledge retention, in part because they have a high perceived value of the training.


    Training begins in the classroom where the fundamentals are covered, including safety, basic maintenance, operating  techniques, and advanced skills.


    The bulk of our training is an effective and engaging hands-on component, conducted by an EKpass seasoned veteran instructor.


    Operator training is provided at your location, using the equipment that trainees will be operating. Not only can

    production continue during training, but the operators also learn in their actual work environment!


    We use proven knowledge-testing mechanisms,

    including practical skills assessments where the operator

    is assessed while actually operating.

  • Military

    EKpass has developed and conducted effective training programs for an extensive list of both U.S. and Canadian Military branches. Some of these include:

    • U.S. Marine Corps (44 locations worldwide)
    • U.S. Navy
    • Canadian Military Forces


    Our professional resources enable us to offer vital training and mentoring for all Base Management and Staff.


    Our experience in training at your Unit, Base or Post makes it possible to provide "tailor-made training" specific for each operation.


    Our balanced approach of classroom and hands-on training addresses all operators' needs.


    Other services offered by EKpass include:

    • efficiency analysis,
    • equipment operator evaluation,
    • expert witness consultation

    and provides solutions to heavy equipment operating challenges.

  • Mining

    The Mining Industry


    The mining industry has experienced a great number of changes. Recently, the changing face of mining has increased dramatically.


    With the rapid changes in the mining industry comes a need for real and meaningful mining equipment training and safety initiatives. The cost of mobile equipment is rising and the nature of such equipment is becoming more and more sophisticated. There is a real need to be more productive in order to improve the return on investment.


    EKpass delivers mining equipment training that addresses productivity techniques; safe procedures; methods for determining if equipment is producing optimally; and much more. EKpass provides customized training programs that can be specific to your equipment, right down to the make, model, and serial number if desired. We provide mining equipment training for many categories of mobile equipment, including both fixed rail and free moving. Whatever your training needs are, EKpass can meet them.


    EKpass is committed to providing training that is specific to your needs. When creating a customized training program, EKpass targets detailed training to address the dynamics involved in your operation. This can include, but is not limited to mobile equipment applications; climate and conditions; and culture.


    EKpass specializes in challenging environments. The mining industry conducts operations in environments that have many challenges. From site conditions; environmentally sensitive areas; and close proximity work areas to the ever increasing complexity and capabilities of mining equipment, EKpass can create training that matches your unique environment.


    EKpass offers services from 3 different operational arms; training, consulting, and I.T. services. We refer to these operational arms as the “Spheres of Operation”. EKpass can provide any number of combinations of services from these spheres of operation. We continue to add to the assets we can offer through development of creative new programs based on field and industry experience and processes.


  • Pipeline

    EKpass is an international consulting firm operating globally from offices in Canada and the U.S. EKpass has extensive expertise in safe equipment operation methods as related to both pipeline and facilities construction. EKpass has been performing hoisting and lifting assessments on-site for both pipeline and facilities construction as an integral part of the safety program for major pipeline owners.


    We continue to add to the assets we can offer through development of creative new programs based on field and industry experience and processes.



    Existing relationships between EKpass and equipment manufacturers give EKpass access to technical data as required. In the case of Caterpillar machine data, our alliance with Pipeline Machinery International (Caterpillar’s only global dealer, serving the pipeline industry) provides access to all available Caterpillar data to EKpass.


  • Railroad

    EKpass provides operational, supervisory, and safety training as well as certification on all heavy equipment related to railroad operations.


    Because our approach to training is driven by customization, creating a program specifically for you, you’ll realize increases in the productivity and effectiveness of your people in a way that no “off-the-shelf” method can ever match!




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