Why invest in VISTA's dozer training curriculum?

DozerLogic™: Designed to deliver bottom-line benefits to your mine

VISTA's Dozer curriculum is designed to deliver millions of dollars of added value to your mine's bottom line, through increased productivity and reduced operating costs. It can help you:

  • Shorten the time it takes your mine to prepare new dozer operators for on boarding.
  • Improve the safety and productivity of your new dozer operators.
  • Reduce the incidence of operating practices that can shorten dozer life and can cause unnecessary downtime.
  • Help new dozer operators see how their performance affects the rest of the mine's production operations.
  • Establish a benchmark level of skills for new and experienced dozer operators, which you can improve upon over time.
  • More quickly identify those operators with natural skills, as well as those whose skills aren't adequate to the challenges of operating a dozer at your site.

Because DozerLogic™ is web-based, you can deploy it quickly throughout your mine operations, using a centralized Learning Management System (LMS).

The bottom line is that DozerLogic™ can help in the reduction of costs when the shovel pits and dump sites are not maintained properly, or when the lifts and dikes are not constructed the correct way the first time. And let's not forget the cost of possible human life when expected to push down an overhanging face. All helping you to grow the bottom line through improved operator productivity - quickly paying for itself.

Benefits of the blended learning model

You didn't learn to ride a bike by viewing PowerPoint slides. You learned by doing. It's the same way with adult learning. To be effective, training needs to combine multiple methods, resources and learning experiences - in other words, blended learning.

According to a recent study entitled Alternative Trades Training: Best Practices Across Canada, produced by Solvig Norman Open School BC and the Lindsay Langill Industry Training Authority of British Columbia, Canada, "a blended approach of combining face-to-face training and self-paced/independent learning is the most effective approach to delivering practical skills-based training."

A recent study conducted by Brandon Hall, a leading firm in the e-learning space, showed that over 70% of respondents indicated that blended learning produced better learning outcomes than either face-to-face training alone or e-learning alone.

Blended learning

Easily accommodates different learning styles.

  • Incorporates structured coaching, which provide trainees with immediate feedback.
  • Establishes a framework that encourages self-directed learning.
  • Provides coaches with assessment data, which enables them to focus their efforts where they're needed the most.
  • Provides consistent instruction; all new operators receive the same critical safety messages.

Does your current operator training program do all of this?

VISTA DozerLogic™ on-the-job training activities and job aids

As trainees learn dozer operation skills in the training modules and through the task model videos, a series of structured on-the-job activities help them to apply what they have learned. On-the-job activities included in the DozerLogic™ dozer curriculum include:

  • General Skills
  • Pre-use Inspection
  • Controls
  • Start Up and Shut Down
  • System Testing
  • Operational Skill Building Exercises

Trainers are enabled with coaching guides, which help them to structure these on-the-job activities; they also include space for recording operator assessments and notes. Checklists provide documentation that the trainee has successfully completed each on-the-job exercises.

VISTA DozerLogic™ on-the-job training aids

On-the-job training aids help operators retain what they've learned

These materials include:

  • Laminated illustration of the dozer that depicts pre-use inspection points and items to be checked at each location
  • Laminated illustrations of the operator control panel of the dozer, with call-outs for all controls and status/indicator lights
  • Laminated illustrations and uses of the switches
  • Laminated charts summarizing the start-up, shut-down and system test procedures for each dozer

Laminated OJT materials are designed for durability in rugged mine environments. Dozer operators can keep them in the cab and refer to them as needed, long after the training is over. VISTA also can produce on-the-job training (OJT) aids that provide additional training for specific models of dozers used at your facility, if needed.

VISTA's done it again!

Now even better with Task Model videos.

DozerLogic™ uses the same proven unique, task-driven approach to operator training as our award winning TruckLogic™ curriculum. 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. This unique design helps your mine reach new levels of productivity and safety while helping new and experienced dozer operators get proper bulldozer certifications. During a DozerLogic™ 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.

DozerLogic™ is instructionally designed to:

  • Improve safety on the mine
  • On-board new and experienced dozer operator trainees quickly
  • Help new operators reach their production targets quickly and safely
  • Minimize reactive maintenance and improve dozer life
  • Improve the consistency and overall level of operator performance
  • Reduce the impact of training on production
  • Reduce training costs

DozerLogic™ includes:

  • 25 web-based training (WBT) lessons contain over 1000 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 DozerLogic™ 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 because the coach cannot ride along in a dozer like they would in a haul truck. 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 dozer 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 dozer 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 DozerLogic™ helps your new workers learn how to operate a dozer and 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?

Curriculum Map

A visual summary of the DozerLogic™ curriculum


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Traditional classroom training is no longer adequate to meet the needs of operators of today's sophisticated tasks of a dozer. 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 dozer operators understand how their performance affects the mine's overall productivity and profitability? Dozers 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.

Dozer Training Challenges

  • Training period is 12-18 months; significant number of trainees get to final location "above the shovel" and withdraw from the training
  • Trainees fail to understand who is in control and what their responsibilities are in different locations
  • Trainees are over-reliant on radio communication
  • Coach must coach from the ground level; no jump seat in the dozer
  • Several critical tasks performed seasonally or sporadically

Simulators

If you already have a mining equipment simulator you know that it provides new hires with consistent training, because everyone works through the same hand/eye coordination and related exercises, and they do so in a logical order. This enables you to establish performance benchmarks and elevate the proficiency of all of your equipment operators.

You can also use a simulator to pre-screen new hires and identify those with the greatest natural aptitude for operating equipment.

But there can be challenges if using a simulator as your core equipment training tool:

  • Most trainees do not have any idea of what to do once they are in the seat of the simulator
  • The simulator can become a bottleneck - Only one person at a time can operate the simulator
  • Simulators typically teach the muscle memory but not the "why", Adult learners want to know why they are doing something
  • Simulators don't typically provide the trainee a "big picture" view of how productivity can make or break a mine - the result can be an unproductive operator who does not understand their part in the operation of the mine

VISTA TruckLogic™, DozerLogic™, and GraderLogic™ curricula wrap around your existing simulator, helping to prepare the trainee to better understand the big picture and what they are about to experience in the simulator. Contact VISTA at info@vista-training.com for details.

Curriculum Map

A visual summary of the DozerLogic™ curriculum


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VISTA DozerLogic dozer training modules

Computer-based training modules teach common tasks

DozerLogic™ includes 5 modules of online training that will help you train both new operators and experienced operators in the core tasks of dozer operation:

  • Dozer Familiarization
  • Maintaining the Shovel Pit
  • Maintaining the Dump
  • Constructing Lifts
  • Ripping and Pushing Above the Shovel

Task-focused lessons

25 lessons containing over 1,000 screens of interactive, multimedia-enhanced content provide in-depth training in basic operating principles, best practices and potential problem scenarios.

Task-model videos

NEW to this Logic™ program are the task-model videos that enable the trainee to hear and see what is going on. Not only does the experienced operator talk through what he is doing, but also you can see the task as it unrolls from both inside and outside the cab.

Testing what trainees have learned

Embedded "check your knowledge" quizzes measure what each student has learned and field trainers to provide individualized coaching can use test results.

Hands-on tools reinforce learning

DozerLogic™ includes four job aids of Coaching Guidelines, Detailed Stops Diagrams, Detailed Switch Descriptions and a Controls Diagram. Also included are checklists and instructions that help the operator to know what needs to be accomplished every step of the way from the pre-use to the shutdown. These tools also help instructors to assess the trainee's performance during field training.

Why invest in VISTA's grader training curriculum?

GraderLogic™: Designed to deliver bottom-line benefits to your mine

VISTA's grader curriculum is designed to deliver millions of dollars of added value to your mine's bottom line, through increased productivity and reduced operating costs. It can help you:

  • Shorten the time it takes your mine to prepare new grader operators for on boarding.
  • Improve the safety and productivity of your new grader operators.
  • Reduce the incidence of operating practices that can shorten grader life and can cause unnecessary downtime.
  • Help new grader operators see how their performance affects the rest of the mine's production operations.
  • Establish a benchmark level of skills for new and experienced grader operators, which you can improve upon over time.
  • More quickly identify those operators with natural skills, as well as those whose skills aren't adequate to the challenges of operating a grader at your site.

Because GraderLogic™ is web-based, you can deploy it quickly throughout your mine operations, using a centralized Learning Management System (LMS).

The bottom line is that GraderLogic™ can help in the reduction of costs when the roads, shovel pits and dump sites are not maintained properly. In addition, let's not forget the cost of possible human life when expected to travel the same roads the haul trucks, and other equipment are traveling. All helping you to grow the bottom line through improved operator productivity - quickly paying for itself.

Benefits of the blended learning model

You didn't learn to ride a bike by viewing PowerPoint slides. You learned by doing. It's the same way with adult learning. To be effective, training needs to combine multiple methods, resources and learning experiences - in other words, blended learning.

According to a recent study entitled Alternative Trades Training: Best Practices Across Canada, produced by Solvig Norman Open School BC and the Lindsay Langill Industry Training Authority of British Columbia, Canada, "a blended approach of combining face-to-face training and self-paced/independent learning is the most effective approach to delivering practical skills-based training."

Curriculum Map

A visual summary of the GraderLogic™ curriculum


Download Now

A recent study conducted by Brandon Hall, a leading firm in the e-learning space, showed that over 70% of respondents indicated that blended learning produced better learning outcomes than either face-to-face training alone or e-learning alone.

Blended learning

Easily accommodates different learning styles.

  • Incorporates structured coaching, which provide trainees with immediate feedback.
  • Establishes a framework that encourages self-directed learning.
  • Provides coaches with assessment data, which enables them to focus their efforts where they're needed the most.
  • Provides consistent instruction; all new operators receive the same critical safety messages.

Does your current operator training program do all of this?

VISTA GraderLogic™ on-the-job training activities and job aids

As trainees learn grader operation skills in the training modules and through the task model videos, a series of structured on-the-job activities help them to apply what they have learned. On-the-job activities included in the GraderLogic™ grader curriculum include:

  • General Skills
  • Pre-use Inspection
  • Controls
  • Start Up and Shut Down
  • System Testing
  • Operational Skill Building Exercises

Trainers are enabled with coaching guides, which help them to structure these on-the-job activities; they also include space for recording operator assessments and notes. Checklists provide documentation that the trainee has successfully completed each on-the-job exercises.

VISTA GraderLogic™ on-the-job training aids

On-the-job training aids help operators retain what they've learned

These materials include:

  • Laminated illustration of the grader that depicts pre-use inspection points and items to be checked at each location
  • Laminated illustrations of the operator control panel of the grader, with call-outs for all controls and status/indicator lights
  • Laminated illustrations and uses of the switches
  • Laminated charts summarizing the start-up, shut-down and system test procedures for each grader

Laminated OJT materials are designed for durability in rugged mine environments. Grader operators can keep them in the cab and refer to them as needed, long after the training is over. VISTA also can produce on-the-job training (OJT) aids that provide additional training for specific models of graders used at your facility, if needed.

VISTA continues to think outside the box with GraderLogic™!

GraderLogic™ uses the same proven unique, task-driven approach to operator training as our award winning TruckLogic™ 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 again used in this training to allow the trainee to have a bird's-eye view of an experienced grader operator performing tasks. This unique design helps your mine reach new levels of productivity and safety while training new and experienced grader operators. During a GraderLogic™ 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.

GraderLogic™ is instructionally designed to:

  • Improve safety on the mine
  • On-board new and experienced grader operator trainees quickly
  • Help new operators reach their production targets quickly and safely
  • Minimize reactive maintenance and improve grader life
  • Improve the consistency and overall level of operator performance
  • Reduce the impact of training on production
  • Reduce training costs

GraderLogic™ includes:

  • 11 web-based training (WBT) lessons contain almost 500 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 81 questions 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 GraderLogic™ 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 because the coach cannot ride along in a grader like they would in a haul truck. 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 grader 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 grader 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 GraderLogic™ helps your new grader 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?

Curriculum Map

A visual summary of the GraderLogic™ curriculum


Download Now

Traditional classroom training is no longer adequate to meet the needs of operators of today's sophisticated tasks of a grader. 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 grader operators understand how their performance affects the mine's overall productivity and profitability? graders 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.

Grader Training Challenges

  • Trainees have difficulty mastering the grader's frame configurations and blade positions.
  • Trainees fail to understand who is in control and what their responsibilities are in different locations
  • Trainees are over-reliant on radio communication
  • Coach must coach from the ground level; no jump seat in the grader
  • Several critical tasks performed seasonally or sporadically

Simulators

If you already have a mining equipment simulator you know that it provides new hires with consistent training, because everyone works through the same hand/eye coordination and related exercises, and they do so in a logical order. This enables you to establish performance benchmarks and elevate the proficiency of all of your equipment operators.

You can also use a simulator to pre-screen new hires and identify those with the greatest natural aptitude for operating equipment.

But there can be challenges if using a simulator as your core equipment training tool:

  • Most trainees do not have any idea of what to do once they are in the seat of the simulator
  • The simulator can become a bottleneck - Only one person at a time can operate the simulator
  • Simulators typically teach the muscle memory but not the "why", Adult learners want to know why they are doing something
  • Simulators don't typically provide the trainee a "big picture" view of how productivity can make or break a mine - the result can be an unproductive operator who does not understand their part in the operation of the mine

VISTA TruckLogic™, DozerLogic™, and GraderLogic™ curricula wrap around your existing simulator, helping to prepare the trainee to better understand the big picture and what they are about to experience in the simulator. Contact VISTA at info@vista-training.com for details.

Curriculum Map

A visual summary of the GraderLogic™ curriculum


Download Now

VISTA GraderLogic grader training modules

Computer-based training modules teach common tasks

GraderLogic™ includes 4 modules of online training that will help you train both new operators and experienced operators in the core tasks of dozer operation:

  • Grader Familiarization
  • Operating the Grader
  • Operating Tasks
  • Advanced Operating Techniques

Task-focused lessons

Eleven lessons containing over five-hundred screens of interactive, multimedia-enhanced content provide in-depth training in basic operating principles, best practices and potential problem scenarios.

Task-model videos

This Logic™ program includes task-model videos that enable the trainee to hear and see what is going on. Not only does the experienced operator talk through what he is doing, but also you can see the task as it unrolls from both inside and outside the cab.

Testing what trainees have learned

Embedded "check your knowledge" quizzes measure what each student has learned and field trainers to provide individualized coaching can use test results.

Hands-on tools reinforce learning

Numerous job aids depending on the model of the grader. Job aids available are Controls Diagrams, Blind Areas Diagram, Center Console Display_ Grader and Stops Diagram_GraderLogic. Also included are checklists and instructions that help the operator know what needs to be accomplished every step of the way from the pre-use to the shutdown. These tools also help instructors to assess the trainee's performance during field training.See Job Aids tab on top of this page

Why invest in VISTA's Hydraulic Shovel training curriculum?

ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™: Designed to deliver bottom-line benefits to your mine

VISTA's hydraulic shovel curriculum is designed to deliver millions of dollars of added value to your mine's bottom line, through increased productivity and reduced operating costs. It can help you:

  • Shorten the time it takes your mine to prepare new hydraulic shovel operators for on boarding.
  • Improve the safety and productivity of all hydraulic shovel operators.
  • Reduce the incidence of operating practices that can shorten the hydraulic shovel life and can cause unnecessary downtime.
  • Help hydraulic shovel operators see how their performance affects the rest of the mine's production operations.
  • Establish a benchmark level of skills for new and experienced hydraulic shovel operators, which you can improve upon over time.
  • More quickly identify those operators with natural skills, as well as those whose skills aren't adequate to the challenges of operating a hydraulic shovel at your site.

Because ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ is web-based, you can deploy it quickly throughout your mine operations, using a centralized Learning Management System (LMS).

The bottom line is that ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ can help in the reduction of costs via safety and increased productivity. This curriculum quickly pays for itself.

Benefits of the blended learning model

You didn't learn to ride a bike by viewing PowerPoint slides. You learned by doing. It's the same way with adult learning. To be effective, training needs to combine multiple methods, resources and learning experiences - in other words, blended learning.

According to a recent study entitled Alternative Trades Training: Best Practices Across Canada, produced by Solvig Norman Open School BC and the Lindsay Langill Industry Training Authority of British Columbia, Canada, "a blended approach of combining face-to-face training and self-paced/independent learning is the most effective approach to delivering practical skills-based training."

Curriculum Map

A visual summary of the ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ curriculum

 

A recent study conducted by Brandon Hall, a leading firm in the e-learning space, showed that over 70% of respondents indicated that blended learning produced better learning outcomes than either face-to-face training alone or e-learning alone.


Blended learning

Easily accommodates different learning styles.

  • Incorporates structured coaching, which provide trainees with immediate feedback.
  • Establishes a framework that encourages self-directed learning.
  • Provides coaches with assessment data, which enables them to focus their efforts where they're needed the most.
  • Provides consistent instruction; all new operators receive the same critical safety messages.

Does your current operator training program do all of this?

VISTA ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ on-the-job training activities and job aids

As trainees learn hydraulic shovel operation skills in the training modules, a series of structured on-the-job activities help them to apply what they have learned. On-the-job activities included in the ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ curriculum include:

  • Introduction to the Hydraulic Shovel
  • Systems and Components
  • Machine Controls
  • Pre-use Inspection
  • Basic Operation
  • Dig Cycle
  • Efficient Operating Skills
  • Loading
  • Relocating the Machine

Trainers use guides, that enable them to structure these on-the-job activities; they also include space for recording operator assessments and notes. Checklists provide documentation that the trainee has successfully completed each on-the-job exercise.

On-the-job training aids help operators retain what they've learned.

Machine-specific on-the-job training materials

VISTA also produces on-the-job training (OJT) aids that provide additional training for specific models of Hydraulic Shovels:

These materials include:

  • Laminated illustrations of each machine that depicts walk-around inspection points and items to be checked at each location
  • Laminated illustrations of the operator control panel with call-outs for all controls and status/indicator lights

Laminated OJT materials are designed for durability in rugged mine environments. Hydraulic shovel operators can keep them in the cab and refer to them as needed, long after the training is over. VISTA also can produce on-the-job training (OJT) aids that provide additional training for specific models of hydraulic shovels used at your facility, if needed.

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?

Curriculum Map

A visual summary of the ShovelLogic™ curriculum


Download Now

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.

Shovel Training Challenges

  • Consistency in training of operators
  • Effectiveness of current “hands-on” training
  • Lack of time / expertise to create training curricula
  • No on-staff instructional designer to match training needs with training solutions
  • Getting your “good” operators to be great

Simulators

If you already have a mining equipment simulator you know that it provides new hires with consistent training, because everyone works through the same hand/eye coordination and related exercises, and they do so in a logical order. This enables you to establish performance benchmarks and elevate the proficiency of all of your equipment operators.
You can also use a simulator to pre-screen new hires and identify those with the greatest natural aptitude for operating equipment.
But there can be challenges if using a simulator as your core equipment training tool:

  • Most trainees do not have any idea of what to do once they are in the seat of the simulator
  • The simulator can become a bottleneck - Only one person at a time can operate the simulator
  • Simulators typically teach the muscle memory but not the "why", Adult learners want to know why they are doing something
  • Simulators don’t typically provide the trainee a “big picture” view of how productivity can make or break a mine - the result can be an unproductive operator who does not understand their part in the operation of the mine
VISTA ShovelLogic™, TruckLogic™, DozerLogic™, and GraderLogic™ curricula wrap around your existing simulator, helping to prepare the trainee to better understand the big picture and what they are about to experience in the simulator. Contact VISTA at info@vista-training.com for details.

VISTA ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ shovel training modules

Computer-based training modules teach common tasks

ShovelLogic-Hydraulic™ includes 3 modules of online training that will help you train both new operators and experienced operators in the core tasks of shovel operation:

  • Hydraulic Shovel Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Operating Tasks

Task-focused lessons

Nine lessons containing over three hundred screens of interactive, multimedia-enhanced content provide in-depth training in basic operating principles, best practices and potential problem scenarios.

Task-model videos

This Logic™ program includes task-model videos that enable the trainee to hear and see what is going on. Not only does the experienced operator talk through what he is doing, but also you can see the task as it unrolls from both inside and outside the cab.

Testing what trainees have learned

Embedded "check your knowledge" quizzes measure what each student has learned and field trainers to provide individualized coaching can use test results.

 

 

Machine-specific training modules

VISTA's hydraulic shovel training modules provide a base level of training for new operators. Machine-specific modules are also available to help train your operators on the specific components and controls of the models in your fleet. Contact VISTA Training for more details about these training tools.

 

Hands-on tools reinforce learning

Numerous job aids depending on the model of the hydraulic shovel. On-the-job support materials, which contain instructions and forms to help instructors assess trainee performance during field training.

 

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In order to access more detailed resources about VISTA Training's new TruckLogic™ haul truck training curriculum, please provide us with some information about your mine and your training needs: