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TOM GRAHAM TRAINING FACILITY

Our spacious 1,500 sq. ft. training facility  sits on approximately 3 acres in the peaceful hills of El Cajon on Olde Hwy. 80.

Boasting an open floor plan with a traditional yet modern classroom setting, this facility is fully equipped with laptops, state of the art technology and high-speed internet, and an 84” widescreen wall mounted monitor to accommodate training groups of all sizes.

Customized outdoor training stations offer invaluable hands-on training experience that simulate technically demanding job site conditions.

TRAINING STATION 1GAS LINE INSTALLATION & WELDING

Poly Pipe InstallationPoly Fusion and TestingOxy Fuel Welding
Gas Welding of Steel PipeSocket Fusion6-8-inch Butt Weld Fusion
Steel Pipe WrappingPressure ControlSteel Pipe Tapping
Tapping TeesBranching SaddlesMulti-Saddles

TRAINING STATION 2:  HOUSE-LINE SIMULATOR

Riser Setting & RelocationsBarrier Post InstallationHouse Service Installations
UG Utility Locating  

TRAINING STATION 3:  UNDERGROUND PRESSURE CONTROL

Tapping and StoppingPressure Control / 2-way FeedsProper Use of E-5 and D-5 Units
Service YTap-Half FittingBottom-Out Fitting
Proper Use of  Valves  

TRAINING STATION 4: POT HOLING & VACUUM POT HOLING

Proper Handling of Air ToolsCorrect PPEProper Lifting

TRAINING STATION 5:  INSTALLATION OF SHORING & DRY UTILITY TRENCH

Handling Shoring EquipmentLadder InstallationCompetent Person Training
Utility Line InstallationPothole VisualRaise & Set UG Vault

TRAINING STATION 6:  TRENCHING OPERATIONS & TESTING

Trench Excavation MethodsDigging Around Existing UtilitiesHandling of Trench Spoils

TRAINING STATION 7:  BORING INSTALLATION & LARGE ELECTRICAL PACKAGE

Use of Boring ToolsInstallation of Utility Line Within a BoreWorking Around High Voltage

TRAINING STATION 8:  FRONT-END LOADER, BOBCAT AND BACKHOE

Equipment SafetyEquipment TrainingHandling of Spoils

TRAINING STATION 9:  8” AND 16” STEEL PIPE HANDLING

Veriforce TrainingCoating Steel PipeWrapping

At A.M. Ortega Construction, we believe that a successful project begins and ends with a safe work environment and the safety of our team, our customers, our subcontractors, and the general public, as impacted by our company and our work. Our extensive safety program far surpasses the industry safety standards to ensure that all A.M. Ortega employees are active participants in sustaining a successful safety culture.

In order to accomplish this goal, we have implemented a number of programs throughout our company to promote safe work practices and to respond proactively when incidents occur, including: