Spider carries out training at nuclear plant

By Sarah Ann McCay13 December 2013

Spider, a division of SafeWorks, recently conducted customized Competent Person Training and User Training workshops for nearly 100 workers to prepare them for work on a new nuclear plant in Georgia.

Steve Cabral, certified trainer and member of Spider Systems Group, conducted both training programmes. For the Competent Person Training, Mr Cabral led 18 plant employees through the two-day course.

In addition, more than 70 employees completed the two-hour User Training, also led by Cabral, to familiarize them with the safe operation of the powered access equipment to be used on site.

“The need for training on this site was critical and immediate,” said John Sotiroff, vice president Spider Sales and Distribution. “Spider delivered prompt, proper, OSHA-certified training on-site for the customer, and has been credited for the safe, productive progress made thus far on the project.”

Spider’s Competent Person Training is designed to meet OSHA standards and provides classroom and hands-on suspended scaffold operations training on hazard awareness and mitigation, fall protection, basic rigging techniques and achieving mitigation of site risks. Successful completion of the program allows the employer to deem an individual competent to use suspended scaffolding equipment.

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