The new Silver Series of web-based equipment operator training programs from VISTA Training gives mines convenient access to task-focused training on many types of heavy equipment, on demand. These affordable programs are designed to help trainees to become proficient and safe equipment operators, and make it easy for mines to schedule training when and where it’s most convenient for them. They’re also ideal for smaller mine properties that may only need to train a handful of new operators per year.

The first four programs to be offered as part of the Silver Series are basic operation and safety for hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, haul trucks and motor graders. In addition, VISTA is in the process of developing programs focused on tracked dozers, skid steer loaders, heavy equipment pre-operation inspection and a heavy equipment introduction and safety course. In addition, VISTA plans to launch an instructor version of each Silver Series program, which will feature open navigation (so an instructor can easily access the screens in any order) and printable hand-outs.

These programs, which average one hour in length, focus on how to productively and safely perform common tasks in the mine. At the end of each program, an integrated test provides you with an accurate measure of how much knowledge trainees have retained. They also enable trainees to print a certificate of completion, customised with their name and test score.

“Our mining customers told us they were looking for equipment operator training programs that are focused on common tasks, and which they can deploy quickly and affordably to meet their training needs,” explains Bruce Rabe, CEO of VISTA Training. “We were able to draw upon our deep experience in the mining industry to produce this new family of training programs to meet that need,” he added.

To learn more about the new Silver Series of computer-based safety training programs from VISTA Training, please visit the VISTA website.