Government Agencies & Municipal Equipment Training

VISTA Training offers numerous training programs and services that are tailored to the needs of government agencies and municipalities. In addition, VISTA has had a long relationship with the American Public Works Association (APWA), which entitles APWA members to a 10% discount on all of the training videos in our catalog.

Affordable 1-hour training modules

VISTA's Silver Series training modules cover basic machine operation and safety principles in approximately one hour - perfect for new operator orientation sessions. Programs are delivered via web browser and can be accessed on demand, 24x7.

Articulated Haul Truck - Operation & Safety Dozer - Operation & Safety
Due Diligence - Alberta
Heavy Equipment - Intro & Safety
Heavy Equipment - Pre-Use Inspection
Motor grader - Operation & Safety
Track Excavator - Operation & Safety
Transporting Heavy Equipment Wheel loader - Operation & Safety

On-site training services

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Instructor kits - everything but the trainer!

VISTA instructor kits provide you with professionally-designed government contractor 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!

Wheeled Excavator Instructor KitWheel Loader Instructor Kit
Backhoe Loader Instructor Kit
Crawler Excavator Instructor Kit
Motor Grader Instructor Kit
Rigging & Lifting Instructor Kit
Road Crew Safety Instructors Kit
Skid Steer Loader Instructor Kit
Theft & Vandalism Prevention Instructor Kit
Transporting Construction Equipment Instructor Kit

Training videos

Here is a partial list of the government agency and municipal-related training videos and resources that are available in our online store.

Skid Steer Loaders

  • Skid Steer Loader Pre-Operation Inspection
  • Skid Steer Loader Safe Operating Techniques
  • Skid Steer Loader - Spanish language

Road maintenance

  • Silica Exposure - It Can Leave You Breathless
  • Mowing Safety - Right of Way
  • Hand-Held Cut-Off Saws

Utility locating

  • Best Effort! The Art of Utility Locating

Digging dangers

Click here to view the complete list of Digging Dangers videos we have available.

Theft and vandalism protection

  • Equipment Theft & Vandalism Kit

Snow removal

  • Snow Removal Techniques
  • Motor Grader - Snow Plowing

Work zone safety

  • Highway Work Zone Safety - The Basics
  • Work Zone Ahead: Highway Work Zone Safety
  • Road Crew Safety
  • Transporting Construction Equipment
  • Handbooks and Decals for Road Crews

Trenching and excavation

  • NUCA Excavation Safety Orientation
  • Construction Trenching and Shoring
  • Installing Trench Boxes
  • Installing Hydraulic Shoring
  • Trench Emergency
  • In the Trenches: Excavation Safety for Workers
  • Confined space in construction

Tips from the pros

  • Tips From the Pros - Backhoe Loader
  • Tips From the Pros - Crawler Dozer
  • Tips From the Pros - Crawler Excavator
  • Tips From the Pros - Wheel Loader

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Affordable PC-based simulators

PC-based simulators from VISTA are a trusted and cost-effective way of improving traditional operator training programs for government agencies and municipalities. They're also excellent tools to assess which candidates have the best natural aptitude for equipment operation, so you can focus your limited budget and manpower on the best trainees. These simulators provide vital hands-on experience to trainees in a safe, instructionally-designed environment.

Hydraulic Excavator
Wheel Loader
NEW: Crawler Dozer
Mobile Crane

Contact us for more information

For more information about VISTA's construction contractor training services, please contact us at 800-942-2886 or 262-514-2886 or via e-mail

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