june, 2021

15jun8:00 pm4:30 pmCanada Safety Council Certified ATV Safety Training - Tuesday, June 15th - 1 spot left

Event Details

Tuesday, June 15th – 1 spot left

The Maritime College of Forest Technology’s Department of Continuing Education is pleased to offer our one-day Canada Safety Council Certified ATV Safety Training on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021. Please see the attached announcement for specific course details.

The College has a long history of training forest professionals in whatever skills they require to travel the forests and woodlots of their work. Our clients include forest industry, governments, military, families, individual woodlot owners and landowner groups. Our focus is on developing safe and efficient skills to assist these people working and recreating in natural areas through ‘hands-on’ training.


Jim Bowen will be the certified instructor for this course. He has always been well received by students because of his ability to effectively communicate the subject matter.

Please note that the course accommodates only eight riders and tends to sell out fast. If you have questions or wish to reserve a seat on this course, please call (506)458-0649 or email ce@mcft.ca.

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021. Registration and COVID-19 screening begins at 8:00 am and end by 4:30 PM.

LOCATION: In front of Strickland Building, 675 Strickland Lane, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton NB.

OBJECTIVES: This program is designed to help participants

  • To be familiar with the basic operations of an ATV.
  • Learn how to perform a safety check and basic maintenance of ATVs before starting a trip.
  • Learn basic driving skills, including balance on turns, hills (ascending and descending) travelling over different types of terrain, and traversing of slopes.
  • Learn emergency stopping and turning procedures. 

CANDIDATES:   It is evident by today’s size and type of ATVs that they are not a toy.  ATVs are powerful and heavy enough to injure any rider.   The Certified ATV Safety training, developed by the Canada Safety Council, provides the drills that enable you to keep all four wheels on the ground and learn how to avoid potential injuries.  This course is for the person who is new to the sport as well as more experienced riders who would like the opportunity to receive certification in ATV safety.  The dealer will familiarize yourself with your new ATV and cover its basic operations; however, they can’t introduce you to the typical terrain you will encounter in your travels.  The Certified ATV Safety Training will introduce you to a wide variety of terrain.

The best courses are based on the belief that most students learn by doing.  We will ensure that you will get a lot of practice.  The training will expose you to many situations that you will likely encounter in your travels – and you’ll discover new skills you can use every day. The course will encourage you to “ride at your own level” during drills.  We will also provide individual feedback to ensure improved riding performance.  Even experienced riders learn new techniques too, techniques to improve safe riding

FORMAT: Certified ATV Safety Training will be conducted in an informal manner.  The workshop consists of a short introductory safety lecture followed by the majority of training spent learning and practicing safe ATV operation in a closed training area.

Please note the following: Make sure you dress for the weather as this course will run rain or shine. You’ll need your own ATV in safe and good working order with the proper insurance and licensing. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required as well. It includes a certified helmet, goggles, sturdy footwear, and leather or riding gloves.  Bring your own lunch or snacks, and something to drink as you will be in the field all day.

INSTRUCTOR: Phil Hughes is employed as a full-time instructor at the Maritime College of Forest Technology.  Phil uses a down-to-earth approach in his delivery of training, encouraging students to feel comfortable to participate by asking questions. His teaching goal is to have you master the information and skills of safe ATV operation in this course and to attain Canada Safety Council Certification.

ENROLMENT:  Enrolment will be limited to eight candidates on a first come-first served basis.  If the proposed course is full or there is insufficient enrolment to hold the session, you will be notified as to alternate dates. You are required to supply your own ATV in mechanically sound working condition and all PPE. MCFT can supply an ATV for an additional fee if you do not own your own.

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, MCFT can no longer provide helmets. You must provide your own.

MINIMUM AGE: All participants must be 16 years of age or older. Proof of age may be required.

ACCOMMODATIONS: MCFT has a room rental agreement with the Fredericton Inn. Please dial 1-800-561-8777 and use the discount code ‘MCFT’. Costs for standard rooms are:

$109 per night single occupancy

$129 per night double occupancy

TUITION: Tuition for the program, including supplies, is $220.00 + HST. It is recommended to use your own ATV, but we give you the option to rent one from us at the rate of $150 + HST. 


is equivalent to 7 Continuing Forestry Education Credits.


Updated May 11th, 2021


(Tuesday) 8:00 pm - 4:30 pm AST


Strickland Building

675 Strickland Lane