Canada Safety Council
The Canada Safety Council is an independent, knowledge-based, charitable organization dedicated to the cause of safety. We provide national leadership in safety through information, education and collaboration. We are Canada’s voice and resource for safety.
As a not-for-profit, non-government organization, the Council draws upon the dedication and commitment of its directors, committee members and instructors. Contributions from corporate and individual members enable a small professional staff to maintain programming and respond to inquiries from the public, professionals, the media and others.
- To minimize avoidable death, injury, and damage to property by devising, recognizing, encouraging and promoting methods and procedures leading to improved safety, protection and health among all persons in public and private places throughout Canada.
- To focus attention on the vital importance of safety.
- To arouse public interest and participation in safety measures.
- To publish and disseminate educational programs and information relating to safety.
- To promote and support the development of safer products and services.
- To provide incentives for leadership and to recognize achievement in safety.
- To assist in the drafting and enactment of safety legislation.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) provides the following information for individuals relating to the use of snowmobiles, ATV's, and UTV's.
You don't need a special class of driver's licence or an endorsement to operate a snowmobile or ATV, but you must meet these requirements:
- You must hold a valid Class 1 to 5 driver's licence.
- You must be at least 16 years old.
- If you were born after Jan. 1, 1989, you must take an approved safety course.
If you're under 16 and/or have a Class 7 driver's licence, you can only operate a snowmobile or ATV while either:
- Accompanied by someone who holds a Class 1 to 5 licence.
- Supervised (within 5 m of and in view of) by someone on another machine that holds a Class 1 to 5 driver's licence.
Government of Saskatchewan
Legislation entitled "The All Terrain Vehicles Act " governs the use of all terrain and off-road vehicles with in the province of Saskatchewan. A copy of the complete Act can be downloaded from the Government of Saskatchewan website.
Occupational Health and Safety
In Saskatchewan the operation of motorized recreatioinal vehicles is governed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1996 under the section for Powered Mobile Equipment (PME). Table 14.1 in Section 154 establishes the minimum training requirments for competent operator of Power Mobile Equipment. Also available on the Government of Saskatchewan website is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) related to Operator Training Requirements.