Chip Seal Class & Demonstration This one-day class consists of two parts classroom instruction that goes into detail on the proper procedures to use when doing chip seal operations. The second part is a demonstration of these methods in the field. Representatives from oil suppliers and equipment manufacturers are available to answer your questions.
Road Safety Audit (RSA) -This two-day class is the formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent, multidisciplinary team. It qualitatively estimates and reports on potential road safety issues and identifies opportunities for improvements in safety for all road users. The FHWA works with State and local jurisdictions and Tribal Governments to integrate RSAs into the project development process for new roads and intersections, and also encourages RSAs on existing roads and intersections.
The aim of an RSA is to answer the following questions:
* What elements of the road may present a safety concern: to what extent, to which road users, and under what circumstances?
* What opportunities exist to eliminate or mitigate identified safety concerns?
Public agencies with a desire to improve the overall safety performance of roadways under their jurisdiction should be excited about the concept of RSAs. Road safety audits can be used in any phase of project development from planning and preliminary engineering, design and construction. RSAs can also be used on any sized project from minor intersection and roadway retrofits to mega-projects.
Motor Grader Operator Training This two-day class covers motor grader safety, maintenance inspections, basic and advanced road maintenance techniques. Students will spend time both in the classroom and on a motor grader practicing what they have learned. Professional Instructors representing various equipment manufactures are available to provide help and suggestions for improving the operator’s skills.
MUTCD Flagger Training - This one-day course covers the fundamentals of flagging procedures in temporary traffic control situations. Students learn the theory of flagging operations in the classroom and then apply them in the field, under traffic, in a controlled environment. Students are proficient in the application of MUTCD Typical Applications 10 and 13 after completion of the class.
Traffic Control - This one-day course covers what is required to comply with Chapters II, V and VI of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control (MUTCD). After completion of the course students have a good understanding of how traffic control signs should be installed on a permanent basis, low volume road traffic control and how to set up in temporary traffic control situations.
Wildland Fire Training - This one-day course addresses information that heavy equipment operators should know when called out to assist fire fighters in wildland fire situations. The morning is spent learning the theory behind the use of heavy equipment in fighting fires. The afternoon is devoted to field training exercises and practices employing the techniques taught in the morning.
CPR/First Aid - This one-day class covers CPR techniques and fundamental first aid that road workers may need to make use of on the job. Students are tested to determine proficiency.
Tire and Rim Safety - This one-day class makes students aware of the dangers involved in maintaining the tires used on heavy trucks and construction equipment. After completion of the class students should be able to safely change and repair these tires without endangering themselves or others.
Backhoe Operator Training This two-day course teaches basic backhoe controls, proper culvert installation methods, trench sloping and benching methods, maintenance procedures and operation safety.
GPS/GIS Training This is an introductory, two-day course. The workshop covers the collection of data with GPS devices, creation of data dictionaries, conversion of GPS data to a geographic information system format, an introduction to GIS, and importation of GPS data into a GIS system. The workshop includes on-site data collection exercises.
Commercial Drivers License, CDL, Written Examinations Prep This two-day class designed to prepare individuals to take the state CDL written examinations and the walk-around inspection of the driving exam. Participants are lead through the Model Commercial Driver License Manual covering vehicle safety, transporting cargo, hazardous materials, air brakes, combination vehicles and tankers.
Basic AC/DC Meter Use for Heavy Equipment -This two-day (2) class is the introduction to Ohm’s Law, Power Law, and meter usage. Electrical fundamentals will be covered including brief discussion on molecular structure, magnetism, and electromagnetism.
Electrical Currents & Schematics for Heavy Equipment. -This two-day (2) class is the basic practical application of circuit theory. Series, parallel, and series parallel circuits will be discussed with an emphasis on circuit operation and troubleshooting. Schematic use and circuit identification will also be covered.
Mobile Air Conditioning Certification
The Clean Air Act of 1990 (Title VI, Section 609)
On July 14, 1992, the U.S. EPA’s 40 CFR Part 82, “Protection of Stratospheric Ozone,” Final Rule was published in the Federal Register.
This rule dealt with service of automotive air conditioning systems, including technician certification.
This three-day (3) program is designed to encourage proper equipment use and service procedures. This certification program includes information on HFC-134a and R-12 refrigerant recovery and recycling procedures, all technicians, if passed at the end of the class will be certified by Mobile Air Conditioning Society, (MACS), for CFC-12 and they are also also considered certified for HFC-134a by the U. S. EPA.
There is NO COST for the classroom portion, but if you take the exam there is a $20 per test cost. Section 609 certification once achieved, is a lifetime certification. Click here to visit the U.S. EPA website to view more information on Section 609 certification.
Welding Training This two-day class covers welding safety practices and procedures and makes students aware of pertinent OSHA regulations, health and physical hazards associated with welding, and methods to for them to reduce welding risks.
Bridge Welding Certification, AASHTO/AWS This two-day class is for experienced welders capable of passing the AASHTO/AWS D1.5M/D1.5 welding code certification test. The first day of class, students will review the welds they will be required to perform on the test. They will also be evaluated to determine if they have the skill necessary to become certified. On the second day, an independent welding certification firm will test students on AASHTO/AWS D1.5M/D1.5. Those passing will be certified. There is a cost for the certification test on the second day. The students or their counties will be invoiced by the independent welding certification firm whether they pass or fail the exam.
Forklift Operator Certification Training - This is an eight-hour safety workshop. This workshop complies with all OSHA regulations and covers how a forklift works, safe operating techniques, load handling, inspection, and safe operating procedures. Students passing the operating procedures and written test are issued a certificate of competency.
Basic Math The one-day class teaches and reviews the basic math skills needed in classes such as the Roads Scholar Plan Reading, Project Management and Surveying classes.
ALL CLASSES ARE FREE OF CHARGE
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BRIDGE WELDING CERTIFICATION