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Unique design helps your mine reach new levels of productivity and safety.

VISTA ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™

ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ uses the same proven unique, task-driven approach to operator training as our award winning TruckLogic™, GraderLogic™ and DozerLogic™ curricula. It again integrates web-based training; a simulator if you have one, and structured on-the-job training aids to help ensure trainee knowledge retention. In addition, we added a new tool – task model videos are used in this training to allow the trainee to have a bird’s-eye view of an experienced operator performing tasks. This unique shovel operator training design helps your mine reach new levels of productivity and safety while training new and experienced hydraulic shovel operators. During a ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ train-the-trainer session, we help you deploy a training methodology that can be delivered faster, with more consistency and at a lower cost than traditional instructor-led and on-the-job training.

ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ is instructionally designed to:

  • Improve safety on the mine

  • On-board new and experienced workers and teach them how to operate excavators quickly

  • Help new operators reach their production targets quickly and safely

  • Minimize reactive maintenance and improve hydraulic shovel life

  • Improve the consistency and overall level of operator performance

  • Reduce the impact of training on production

  • Reduce training costs

ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ includes:

  • 9 web-based training (WBT) lessons contain over 300 screens of interactive, multimedia-enhanced content, which provide in-depth training in basic operating principles, best practices and potential problem scenarios.

  • Embedded "check your knowledge" quizzes measure what each student has learned. Test results can be stored in a learning management system and used to tailor coaching to each individual trainee.

  • The ability to add affordable customized wrap around training for your simulator, if you have one. VISTA has designed ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ training to be integrated with simulators to help the operator gain experience in the core skills of operating in a safe environment.

  • Task model videos are used to help increase training effectiveness. These videos have been designed to give the trainee both an in-the-cab and bird’s eye view of the tasks being done by an experienced shovel operator.

  • On-the-job training (OJT) materials: Structured activities reinforce what trainees have learned in the online learning sessions. The field trainer versions of these OJT tools contain checklists and space for recording notes and operator assessments.

  • Laminated diagrams: Laminated diagrams of hydraulic shovel control layouts and pre-use inspection steps help operators retain what they've learned.


All of the elements of this training curriculum have been instructionally designed to meet the needs of adult learners. The blended learning model employed by ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ helps your new hydraulic shovel operator retain more of what they've learned. That, in turn, means less retraining in the field and faster onboarding.

How does your existing operator-training program compare?

Traditional classroom training is no longer adequate to meet the needs of operators of today's sophisticated tasks of a shovel. It's not enough to fill the heads of new trainees with information, and then expect them to operate complex production assets safely and productively. Your operator-training program may be limiting your ability to improve productivity and safety in your mine. Do your shovel operators understand how their performance affects the mine's overall productivity and profitability? Shovels may perform tasks in the shovel pit, dump area, haul road, dikes and above the shovel. All of the tasks performed in these areas affect the mine’s bottom line.


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