Construction & Utility Equipment Operator Training

VISTA Training has been focused on providing safety training products and solutions to the construction and utility industries for over 20 years. Our Start Smart Training™ is a trusted brand for contractors and equipment owners around the world. We offer a sizable catalog of training programs designed to help you create a safer work site, including:

NEW: NUCA Pipe Layer Installation Training Series now available online

The Pipe Layer Installation Training series from VISTA and the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) covers the fundamentals of water and sewer pipe installation using modern equipment and technologies. This important series of training programs is now available online for instant access.

Gas Meter Change-out Safety Video

VISTA is pleased to be the sole distributor of the new Protecting Yourself from Injuries: Gas Meter Change-out Guide, produced by the Consortium for Advanced Research in Gas Industries (CARGI) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Created for gas utility employees and contractors, it describes the best ways to prevent injuries while performing residential and industrial/commercial gas meter installation, service and repair.

Affordable 1-hour training modules

VISTA's Silver Series training modules cover basic machine operation and safety principles in approximately one hour - perfect for new operator orientation sessions. Programs are delivered via web browser and can be accessed on demand, 24x7.

Track Excavator - Operation & Safety
Wheel loader - Operation & Safety
Motor grader - Operation & Safety
Dozer - Operation & Safety
Articulated Haul Truck - Operation & Safety
Heavy Equipment - Intro & Safety
Heavy Equipment - Pre-Use Inspection
Due Diligence - Alberta
Transporting Heavy Equipment

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Instructor kits - everything but the trainer!

VISTA instructor kits provide you with professionally-designed training programs you can use to get your workers up to speed quickly. All you have to do is provide the trainer. These kits take care of everything else!

Theft & Vandalism Prevention Instructor Kit
Transporting Construction Equipment Instructor Kit
Wheeled Excavator Instructor Kit
Aerial Bucket Truck Instructor Kit
Backhoe Loader Instructor Kit
Crawler Dozer Instructor Kit
Crawler Excavator Instructor Kit
Crawler Loader Instructor Kit
Motor Grader Instructor Kit
Rigging & Lifting Instructor Kit
Road Crew Safety Instructor Kit
Scraper Instructor Kit
Skid Steer Loader Instructor Kit
Telescopic Handler Instructor Kit

Training videos

Here is a partial list of the construction and utility-related videos and DVDs that are available in our online store.

Trenching and excavation

  • NUCA Excavation Safety Orientation
  • Construction Trenching and Shoring
  • Installing Trench Boxes
  • Installing Hydraulic Shoring
  • Trench Emergency
  • In the Trenches: Excavation Safety for Workers
  • Confined space in Construction


  • Seeing is Believing: Safely Exposing Buried Utilities

General operator safety

  • Hand Signals for Construction Equipment
  • Getting the Job Done Safely (worker orientation
  • On Again, Off Again - mounting and dismounting heavy equipment

Digging dangers

Click here to view the complete list of Digging Dangers videos we have available.

Tips from the pros

  • Backhoe Loader
  • Crawler Dozer
  • Crawler Excavator
  • Wheel Loader

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Affordable PC-based simulators

PC-based simulators from VISTA are a trusted and cost-effective way of improving traditional operator training programs in the construction and utility industries. They provide vital hands-on experience to trainees in a safe, instructionally-designed environment.

Hydraulic Excavator
Wheel Loader
NEW: Crawler Dozer
Mobile Crane Simulator
Tower Crane Simulator

Contact us for more information

For more information about VISTA's training services, please contact us at 800-942-2886 or 262-514-2886 or via e-mail at

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