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VISTA Training offers a complete set of training programs to the construction, mining and related industries.

VISTA Training offers an extensive catalog of training programs designed to help you cultivate safe and productive aggregate and sand and gravel operations.

Utility Safety Training

VISTA Training has been focused on providing safety training products and services to electric, water and gas utilities and underground construction contractors for over 20 years. Our Start Smart Training™ is a trusted brand for contractors and utilities alike. We offer a sizable catalog of utility training programs that are tailored to the needs of utilities and underground contractors.

VISTA is deeply involved with major utility industry organizations, including long-standing partnerships with the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and the American Public Works Association (APWA). We have also produced utility location and safety training programs for several state organizations that are members of the Common Ground Alliance.

In short, utility safety training is a core part of what we do.

OSHA Excavation Safety Orientation (Self-study E-learning or Classroom Presentation)
This interactive, 60-90 minute pictorial-based course teaches workers how to recognize safety and health hazards when working in and around excavators and trenches and how to protect themselves and others from hazards. Spanish version also available.

NUCA Pipe Layer Installation Training Series Now Available Online

Pipe laying is a competitive, high-production business. An efficient crew can help your company to win more bids and get more jobs. To reach this level of performance, teamwork is critical.

The Pipe Layer Installation Training series from VISTA and the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) covers the fundamentals of water and sewer pipe facilities installation using modern equipment and utility safety technologies. These programs can help your crews to work together safely and productively.

This important series of utility 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.

Basic Heavy Equipment Operator Training - the Silver Series or Operation & Safety Series

VISTA's Silver Series training modules cover basic machine operation and safety principles in approximately one to two hours - perfect for new operator orientation sessions on common types of heavy equipment. Programs are delivered via web browser and can be accessed on demand, 24x7. A final test and certificate of completion are included.

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!

Affordable PC-based Simulators

VISTA offers a complete line of PC-based simulators, which enable your aggregate operation to provide affordable hands-on training to new operators. They provide vital hands-on experience to trainees in a safe, instructionally-designed environment.

VISTA Legacy Training Products

These videos promote the principles of safe equipment operation, making them valuable and affordable additions to your training library.

Utility Safety Training Videos and DVDs (Now Available in USB!)

Pre-operation Inspection Checklists

VISTA offers pre-operation inspection checklists for many machine types.

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