Training Employees For The Future

Blount Construction Company has seen many changes over the years. From equipment, to policy and even the nature of information has changed throughout the years. Throughout these changes we have seen one thing stay constant. The need for safety and safety training. No matter what changes in how we perform our duties we must do it safely to get home at night. The many facets of safety keep it a constant subject within our atmosphere. Starting in 2019 Blount has decided we needed a large space to facilitate this positive safety training environment.

 

In previous years many of our safety and training classes were held either in conference rooms, at our shop, or at outside training facilities. This process was very successful but had its challenges. Getting people to the location and being aware of attendance was challenging. Conference rooms had limited space and they shop was a noisy location. With these obstacles the decision was made to transform the Blount office storage room into a training facility. This 1000sq foot room is large, spacious and capable of more than just storage. Seeing that we could open this room up to use for safety training was a welcome idea to all. With some new paint, a little technology addition and some creative ideas we now have a facility capable of training 30 to 40 people at a time. And with a permanently mounted projector, teachers can teach and move freely without getting in the way of the presentation. All around the new Blount training room will help create a stronger emphasis on safety. Allowing more people in a much smarter and open environment to learn is by far an investment of change into the future of Blount Construction.

 

With our new training facility, we can open to a host of new training schedules in our future. Not only will we be able to perform our normal trainings like flagger and CPR, but we will also be available to handle operator trainings, OSHA trainings, and many other training schedules that were not previously available due to size and location. With so many new opportunities to stay on the cutting edge of the changing future, the sky is the limit for our safety training schedule this year.

Blog Entry Courtesy of Roy Rogers - In-House Utility Locator for Blount Construction

Published by: JoAnna Heath