Formetco Offers Safety Program for Billboard Operators

The comprehensive program provides the educational tools companies need to build their own programs.

Formetco (Duluth, GA) recently announced a new, hands-on safety education program for billboard operators that provides the educational tools needed for independent operators to their own first-class safety programs.

Formetco is offering a three-day, first-class training program that includes one half-day of classroom training and another half-day of hands-on instruction in a safe climbing class; a 10-hour OSHA card certification course; and the latest CPR and first aid coaching. “Folks can get a 10-hour OSHA card from a host of sources, but they run the risk of taking classes that don’t apply to their industry," said Jim Poage, Formetco's new safety director. "What makes the Formetco program special is that it has been tailored to billboard operators to address the hazards and risks people are exposed to when out working on these structures.”

For the training, Formetco designed and installed a 40-foot climber training tower and an onsite billboard structure with defects built in. Part of the course includes experience examining the structure and identifying the flaws.

The class is open to everyone, and Formetco recommends the course for anyone who is responsible for the safety of other employees, including business owners, operations managers, supervisors, and those performing the work. Limited availability remains for the next training seminar on October 1-4.

To register, click here.

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