Our in-house training process has been supercharged with the addition of a hands-on training space and meeting room. All of our technicians, both new and experienced, are required to undergo continuous training delivered by our in-house fire safety gurus. In the past, this training has been comprised of conference room lectures, videos and hands-on training in the field. The biggest challenge, and time consuming activity, has always been the hands-on field training at a customer site. With our new training space, we can now engage multiple technicians in hands-on training to practice the skills taught throughout the lecture and video series.
The new classroom setup allow us to hold weekly meeting with the team at Fire & Safety Commodities, as well as with our customers and their teams. We are able to project a video or slideshow for everyone in the class to see. We can then allow students to participate in hands-on training for fire extinguishers, kitchen fire suppression systems, emergency lighting and exit lights.
This is a wall of fully functional kitchen fire suppression systems. Our technicians now have the ability to practice their system maintenance procedures in a supervised environment where they receive expert coaching and are provided written feedback. From an Ansul system inspection, Ansul system maintenance, or a Guardian III fire suppression system recharge, our technicians can do it all right here at our shop.
This wall displays the various types and sizes of hand-held portable fire extinguishers that we encounter on a daily basis. Our technicians can quickly identify the different units, disassemble them, walk through a 6-year maintenance or recharge process, and become proficient in helping customers select the right extinguisher for a given environment.
Our E-Light wall is simple, yet effective. Our technicians are able to test the different units, replace parts, and get familiar with all aspects of troubleshooting a particular unit while on-site with a customer.
All-in-all, we are confident that our technicians will remain the most well-trained team in the industry. We will continue to improve our training systems, and all of our systems, to better protect and support you, your business and your employees.