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 1: GAS LINE INSTALLATION & WELDING
|Poly Pipe Installation||Poly Fusion and Testing||Oxy Fuel Welding|
|Gas Welding of Steel Pipe||Socket Fusion||6-8-inch Butt Weld Fusion|
|Steel Pipe Wrapping||Pressure Control||Steel Pipe Tapping|
|Tapping Tees||Branching Saddles||Multi-Saddles|
TRAINING STATION 2: HOUSE-LINE SIMULATOR
|Riser Setting & Relocations||Barrier Post Installation||House Service Installations|
|UG Utility Locating|
TRAINING STATION 3: UNDERGROUND PRESSURE CONTROL
|Tapping and Stopping||Pressure Control / 2-way Feeds||Proper Use of E-5 and D-5 Units|
|Service Y||Tap-Half Fitting||Bottom-Out Fitting|
|Proper Use of Valves|
TRAINING STATION 4: POT HOLING & VACUUM POT HOLING
|Proper Handling of Air Tools||Correct PPE||Proper Lifting|
TRAINING STATION 5: INSTALLATION OF SHORING & DRY UTILITY TRENCH
|Handling Shoring Equipment||Ladder Installation||Competent Person Training|
|Utility Line Installation||Pothole Visual||Raise & Set UG Vault|
TRAINING STATION 6: TRENCHING OPERATIONS & TESTING
|Trench Excavation Methods||Digging Around Existing Utilities||Handling of Trench Spoils|
TRAINING STATION 7: BORING INSTALLATION & LARGE ELECTRICAL PACKAGE
|Use of Boring Tools||Installation of Utility Line Within a Bore||Working Around High Voltage|
TRAINING STATION 8: FRONT-END LOADER, BOBCAT AND BACKHOE
|Equipment Safety||Equipment Training||Handling of Spoils|
TRAINING STATION 9: 8” AND 16” STEEL PIPE HANDLING
|Veriforce Training||Coating Steel Pipe||Wrapping|
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: