Training Programs for Heavy Equipment Operators

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VISTA Training has released nine new equipment training programs in its affordable Silver Series, which is designed to meet the needs of mining and construction operations worldwide. It has also launched an innovative new pricing model where customers pay one monthly or annual fee and get unlimited access to an entire library of these training programs. 

VISTA Silver Series training programs are one to two hours in length, and help trainees learn critical skills needed to operate heavy equipment safely and productively. Because they are Web-based, fleet owners can train operators any time, anywhere there’s a high-speed Internet connection. Each program includes a final test and enables trainees to print out a personalized certificate of completion. 

With the titles just announced, VISTA now offers 20 Silver Series training programs, which are organized into three libraries: Heavy Equipment, Support Equipment and Rigging & Lifting. Additional titles are planned. 

The nine new VISTA Silver Series programs are: 

Support Equipment Library

  • Aerial Work Platform - Basic Operation & Safety
  • Forklift - Basic Operation & Safety
  • Fuel & Lube Truck - Basic Operation & Safety
  • Highway Truck - Basic Operation & Safety
  • Skid Steer - Basic Operation & Safety
  • Telehandler - Basic Operation & Safety
  • Transporting Equipment 

Lifting & Rigging Library

  • Rigging and Hoisting
  • Knuckleboom Crane - Basic Operation & Safety 

Library-based pricing for Silver Series programs 

To help its customers better manage their training costs, VISTA Training has announced a new pricing model for its Silver Series programs: Pay one flat monthly or annual fee per library and obtain unlimited access to the training programs it contains. Customers can train as many operators as they want. 

“This approach enables our customers to select programs from a library to create a training curriculum as an addition to their own safety processes and procedures,” explains VISTA Training CEO Bruce Rabe. “Trainers can now have one fixed budget number for all the people they need to put through these programs. This makes the VISTA Silver Series an even better value for our customers.” 

VISTA Silver Series programs can still be purchased on a per-use basis, using a credit card. Purchased programs are available for viewing immediately via any computer with a broadband Internet connection. 

About VISTA Training
VISTA Training, Inc., founded in 1991, provides training solutions for people involved in earthmoving, excavating and mining applications. Over 10,000 customers use VISTA products and services to provide equipment safety, skills and productivity training to employees. Headquartered in Waterford, Wis., with a Canadian branch near the oil sands mining operations of northern Alberta, Canada, VISTA provides the mining and construction industries with a variety of computer-based training courses, videos, DVDs and instructor kits, on-site equipment operator training and cost-effective, PC-based equipment simulators.


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