Equipment Operations Courses

Overview

Edumine has teamed up with VISTA to provide a collection of courses which prepare mine equipment operators with foundational skills. In conjunction with an appropriate equipment manufacturer’s operator’s manual, these courses help prepare an operator with industry best practice techniques for operation and safety.

Duration

Each course takes 2 hours to complete and you have 90 days to complete it.

Price

$99 USD per course.

Released

These courses were published February 2021.

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Learn how to be safe and productive with one of the true, all-weather workhorses of mining and heavy construction: the articulated haul truck. When conditions are adverse or when you've got a worksite with close quarters requiring tight turns, or you need a hauler that can go where others can't, it's tough to beat the articulated haul truck.

In this course you will learn Operation & Safety of this versatile and common piece of equipment, the backhoe loader (tractor loader backhoe). The course contains five lessons, including design features and components reviewed in relation to safety and productivity.

Aerial bucket trucks come in a variety of configurations, including telescoping booms, articulating booms, or a combination of both. Before you are permitted to operate an aerial bucket truck, you will need to be adequately trained and have the knowledge to operate safely and productively.

Become a skilled, productive, and safe dozer operator, and learn how to help reduce operating and maintenance costs. As you proceed through this course, you'll learn about the machine, how it works, and how to inspect it on a daily basis. You'll also learn how to control and operate the machine.

Due diligence is a way to think about safety as an integral part of every job. It is a lifesaver in that it helps ensure a safe workplace. Whether your job environment is a large, open pit mine or a construction job site in a crowded urban area, everyone can benefit from an understanding of the principles of due diligence.

Become a skilled, productive, and safe dump truck operator, and learn how to help reduce operating and maintenance costs. As you proceed through this course, you'll learn about the machine, how it works, and how to inspect it daily. You'll also learn how to control and operate the machine.

The electric shovel is a key component of overall mine productivity. Gain a solid understanding of the components, design and capabilities of the equipment and understand the limitations and challenges before you start operating in a simulator or a real shovel.

Become a skilled, productive, and safe excavator operator. As you work through this course, you'll learn about the machine, how it works, and how to inspect it. You'll also learn how to control and operate the excavator.

The forklift is one of the most common pieces of equipment in operation today, used in many types of material handling applications. As more efficient methods for storing products are implemented and environments become more challenging, there has been increasing need for more maneuverable forklift trucks that can reach greater heights.

This course will introduce you to a fuel and lube truck and its operation. Before you are permitted to operate a fuel and lube truck, you will need to be adequately trained and have the knowledge to operate safely and productively.

In the mining industry, and on large construction sites, there is one piece of heavy equipment that stands out as the primary production machine. That is of course, the off-the-road haul truck, in this course we will present and review the key tasks that operators will be asked to perform with the truck.

The purpose of this course is to introduce trainees – particularly those people who have had little or no previous exposure to mining – to key pieces of heavy equipment most often used on mine sites and large construction projects. Gain a clear understanding of how these machines work and interact, and common safety hazards to be aware of when working around them.

The purpose of this course is to teach your trainees a practical process to perform a pre-use inspection. This course explains the importance of performing a pre-use inspection, key components common to most types of heavy equipment, and the checks required on each type of equipment.

Before you can operate the highway tractor you will need to be adequately trained and have the knowledge to operate safely and productively. Successfully completing this course will assist you to become a qualified highway tractor operator. Learn the basic skill of operating a commercial highway truck used in off-road construction or mine site applications.

This course will introduce you to a hydraulic shovel and its operation. Hydraulic shovels demand operators who hold themselves to a high personal standard: Maximum productivity supported by a zero-incident rate. By loading trucks safely and efficiently, the shovel operator helps the organization to maintain a high level of production, around the clock.

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms are incredibly versatile machines but they’re also among the most dangerous for workers, because of the risks of tip-overs and falls. Make sure that you are properly trained to operate the MEWP and able to operate in a safe work area with this course.

Become a skilled, productive, and safe grader operator. As you work through this course, you'll learn about the machine, how it works, and how to inspect it. You'll also learn how to control and operate the grader, including the fundamentals of blading roads and spreading material.

In the mining industry and on construction sites, the Roller Compactor stands out for its ruggedness and utility. It has tremendous power to compact dirt, gravel, and stone better than other types of equipment. It's tough to beat the Roller Compactor for this type of work.

The rubber tire dozer operator is a crucial member of any team. Because of their mobility and versatility, rubber tire dozers are often seen working in all areas of the mine site. This course will provide you with a solid understanding of their role in ensuring the mine's productivity.

Skid steers can do a tremendous amount of work in the hands of a skilled operator. They can also do a great amount of damage and cause injury if not handled with care and respect. Learn how to be safe and productive when operating one of these versatile machines in construction and mining applications.

Tt is critical that telehandler operators are trained in the safe, productive operation of these versatile machines. During this course, we will discuss the telehandler and the important role it plays on the jobsite. And, we will provide you with the knowledge to help reduce operating and maintenance costs.

Learn how to take a more proactive approach to improve the life of your haul truck tires. Even a modest improvement can mean millions of dollars in savings. This course uses a variety of scenarios and problem-solving questions to help haul truck operators avoid obvious dangers - such as running over rocks, windrows and spilled materials on the haul road.

A significant percentage of fatal accidents involving heavy equipment occur when loading and unloading from a trailer. That’s why the U.S. Department of Transportation mandates best practices for securing and transporting equipment on trailers. This course will cover types of trailers, load capacity, tie-down, and hauling on public highways and more.

This course is designed to help you become a skilled, productive, and safe wheel loader operator. As you work through this course, you'll learn about the machine, how it works, and how to inspect it. You'll also learn how to control and operate the wheel loader.

About

VISTA’s mission is to provide innovative, practical and top-quality products and services to improve the safety and productivity of mining and construction operations at a better value than alternatives. VISTA content is a collection of e-learning educational courses delivered through the Edumine delivery platform. They help improve operator competency resulting in overall safety and operational performance improvement.   

VISTA provides e-learning content, as well as standard operating procedures and work practices, to help enable mining operations to rapidly acquire and implement enhanced skills development.

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