NAXSA Recognized Training & Recognized Instructor Programs Benefitting Members

Jul 10, 2017

Trench shoring experts learning from renowned efforts and new Pipe Plug Training Program

Experts in the excavation shoring industry throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico are singing the praises of the Recognized Training and Recognized Instructor programs offered by the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA). The programs are designed with safety in mind, helping companies and individuals learn the latest and most trusted methods for ensuring an efficient and secure workplace.

Companies are finding that the NAXSA Recognized Training Program provides vital validation of their safety programs their employees’ dedication to safety in the trench shoring industry. Requirements for the program include a complete review of the program’s training manual, handouts, presentations and other program material. All materials are reviewed with a keen eye to ensure the program is presented by a knowledgeable and qualified trainer and to validate the program is of the highest quality and benefit to participants. Only NAXSA Recognized Instructors may facilitate NAXSA Recognized Training Programs.

Earning a NAXSA Recognized Instructor designation is fast becoming a sought-after credential in the industry. Recognized instructors embody NAXSA’s goal of “zero deaths and injuries” in trench shoring. The program ensures instructors are trained in safety, shoring and shielding, OSHA standards, that they meet the required levels of training experience, and are qualified to teach the material. Additionally, recognized instructors have proven teaching skills that are effective for knowledge sharing, allow students to stay focused and engaged in their courses, and effectively use instruction aids such as presentations and real-world examples.

The next installment in the training library is the NAXSA Pipe Plug Training Program, which was created through the joint efforts of the U.S. Pipe Plug Manufacturers: Cherne Industries, Lansas, Plug It, and Plug Technologies Inc. This program is intended for end users of pipe plugs to keep them out of harm’s way when they are required to use pipe plugs on the job site. As a supplement to their program will cover the force generated by air and water pressure, OSHA Confined Space Entry Regulations, the “Danger Zone,” devices used to prevent plugs from failing, selecting the right pipe plug, protective equipment, proper installation, inspecting & testing pipe plugs and many other critical topics to ensure your safety and the successful use of pipe plugs.

To learn more about becoming a NAXSA Recognized Instructor or to have your training program validated as a NAXSA Recognized Training Program, please visit the NAXSA website. To become a NAXSA Recognized Instructor, please download and submit an application today.

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