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VISTA Training is just one of the many important suppliers in the field. A step up from watching a video online – it says its “e-learning training programs are instructionally designed and include tests to verify real learning has taken place.”
The company has built a library of about 20 heavy equipment training programs that are ideal for new hire and remedial/refresher operator training. Called the Silver Series, these one to two hour training programs cover components, pre-use inspection, principles of operation and safety issues.
These online programs provide a solid foundation of equipment and safety knowledge that you can build upon with your existing hands-on, on-the-job training.
Silver Series training programs are delivered via the web so workers can view these programs on the job site, at home or even before they are hired. A printable certificate including trainee name and final test score is stored online.