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    INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY

    June 18, 2019

    AVAILABLE JULY 2019! WORLD’S FIRST CLOUD-BASED THERMOGRAPHY REPORTING SOFTWARE – REDUCES REPORTING TIME BY UP TO 80%!

    The new software has been produced for Thermographers, developed by Thermographers! Using cloud technology and state-of-the-art software tools, the revolutionary reporting and data management resource will allow thermographers to generate standards-compliant reports quickly and easily from their office or in the field and significantly reduce reporting times by up to 80%.

    Software packages provided by imager manufacturers are brand specific and do not work with all thermal imagers. This new software will operate with all thermal imagers allowing the user to maintain a diverse inventory of thermal imagers while generating reports that have a consistent and professional look and feel.

    Features:

    • Application-specific templates require no formatting
    • Single resource that works seamlessly and efficiently
    • Reports contain all data required for standards compliance
    • Tablet based software allows data entry anywhere in the field
    • No software to install or maintain
    • Multiple Applications: create reports for 6 different thermography applications – Electrical, Roofing, Building Envelopes, Mechanical Systems, Petrochemical, and Home Inspections
    • Users will always have access to the latest version of the software

    Simple to Use and Generate Reports:

    • Perform Inspection and Capture Images: Following the on-screen prompts, enter contact information for a new customer or access information for an existing customer
    • Generate Image and Report Pages: Use Preformatted templates to quickly create your report
    • Share Your Reports: Upon completion, print your report to a PDF and email to customers and colleagues
    For information or to receive a free trial of the new Infrared Thermography Reporting Software, please contact us directly.

    INDUSTRIAL SKILLS

    June 18, 2019

    NEW! ASHRAE ESSENTIALS: 62.1-2016-VENTILATION FOR ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY TRAINING COURSE

    ANSI/ASHRAE 62.1-2016 – Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, the ventilation standard for non-residential buildings – is one of many developed and maintained by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, better known as ASHRAE. The intent of this course is to introduce the learner to the Standard, its origins, its purpose and its application in maintaining economical and effective air cleaning solutions in buildings that will benefit human health and performance. This one hour, essential course will introduce participants to the ASHRAE standard; cover the fundamental requirements of the standard; explain how these requirements are met; outline challenges experienced in different building types in maintaining a healthy indoor environment; present basic design, construction, and operations & maintenance concepts; and present the relationship of this standard with other current standards.

    JUST RELEASED! ASHRAE ESSENTIALS: 90.1-2016-ENERGY STANDARD FOR BUILDINGS EXCEPT LOW-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS TRAINING COURSE

    This course is an introduction to ANSI/ASHRAE 90.1-2016 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, the building industry’s standard for defining the steps that must be taken to meet and demonstrate minimum energy efficiency in the built environment. The Standard is one of many developed and maintained by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. The intent of this one hour course is to introduce the Standard; its origins; its purpose and its application. This course is intended for engineers of building HVAC systems, architects, building code officials, HVAC equipment manufacturers and building managers and owners.

    NOW AVAILABLE! ASHRAE ESSENTIALS: 55-2017-THERMAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY TRAINING COURSE

    This course is an introduction to ANSI/ASHRAE 55-2017 – Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, the building industry’s standard for defining and quantifying relative comfort in the built environment. The Standard is one of many developed and maintained by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. The intent of this one hour course is to introduce learners to the Standard; its origins; its purpose and its application. This course is intended for engineers of building HVAC systems, architects, building code officials, HVAC equipment manufacturers and building managers and owners.

    NEW! DELIVERY TRUCK MAINTENANCE TRAINING COURSE

    The Delivery Truck Maintenance Training Course is a 20 minute fundamental course covering: differences between “reactive maintenance” and “preventative maintenance”; benefits of preventative truck maintenance; how preventative maintenance can save money; major elements of preventative maintenance systems; responsibilities of a driver in a preventative maintenance system; safety-related inspection items for a delivery truck; and scheduled mechanical maintenance items for a delivery truck.

    NEW! VEHICLE BRAKE BASICS TRAINING COURSE JUST RELEASED

    The Vehicle Brake Basics course is 28 minutes that discusses the hydraulic braking systems typically installed in modern automobiles and light duty trucks. Brake pedal design; vacuum-assisted brake boosters; master and slave cylinders; emergency brakes; anti-lock brake systems; and the importance of regular inspections and maintenance are all covered.

    JUST RELEASED! CLUTCH BASICS TRAINING COURSE

    A clutch is a device that connects and disconnects a driving (input) shaft and a driven (output) shaft. Clutches are important for applications where the motor needs to be started before it is connected to the load or disconnected before it is stopped. There are many different types of clutches, each with advantages and disadvantages. The proper choice depends on the speed, torque, loading characteristics, and operating temperature of the application. This 21 minute course covers: purpose of a clutch; different clutch types; the components and how each type works; advantages and disadvantages of each type; and typical applications for each type.

    NEW! CELL PHONE USE IN THE WORKPLACE TRAINING COURSE

    While cell phones have many positive aspects, there is a time and place for their use. Using a cell phone improperly at your job site can pose dangers to employees. This 10 minute course covers these dangers; common techniques for avoiding distraction; best practices; and proper text message etiquette.

    NEW! INTRODUCTION TO BARCODES TRAINING COURSE

    Barcodes use bars or cells and blank spaces to encode numbers, letters, and special characters. Barcodes are used in many different settings – in stores to track inventory and facilitate checkout, at hospitals to track medications and patient information, at companies for asset management, and in marketing to direct people to websites. There are many different standards, each with advantages and disadvantages. This 15 minute training course covers: purpose of barcodes; common applications of barcodes; differences between the two main types of barcodes; and describes how barcodes are read.

    JUST RELEASED: FIVE RFID TRAINING COURSES

    RFID technology offers a relatively inexpensive method of tagging virtually any object and then being able to search for and identify that object. This radio-based technology, combined with computers and databases which are able to access large amounts of data, creates a tool that can increase the speed and efficiency of just about any manufacturing, warehousing, transportation, or retailing operation. Adding read/write functionality and/or sensors expands upon the number of potential applications for this technology.

    Titles available:

    • RFID Applications Training Course – 39 minutes
    • RFID Basics – 29 minutes
    • RFID Implementation – 20 minutes
    • RFID Readers – 29 minutes
    • RFID Tags – 32 minutes

    NEW! ASSET CONDITION MANAGEMENT: SETTING UP AN OIL ANALYSIS PROGRAM

    Equipment rarely fails without first sending signals. Are employees looking for these signals? Utilizing an oil analysis program is one of the best ways to find those early indications of equipment failure. This 30 minute interactive online course covers the importance of instituting an oil analysis program; partnering with the most appropriate laboratory; how to choose what equipment to sample; what tests to use; and how to train your personnel.

    NEW! CRITICAL FACILITIES – EMERGENCY ELECTRIC POWER TRAINING COURSE

    Providing emergency electric power is of critical importance for several types of facilities and can be mandated by regulatory agencies. For example – emergency egress lighting, hospital emergency rooms, cooling for medical supplies storage, and protection from interruption of public utilities. These systems also help in preventing significant economic losses and, in some cases, disastrous results from natural events. This course presents key information regarding emergency electric power. Topics covered include emergency vs. standby systems; applicable codes, terms and definitions; system components; environmental considerations; and fuel systems. Technical personnel in the design, engineering, maintenance and operations areas of facilities will find this information extremely valuable.

    NEW! CYBER SECURITY FOR BUSINESS LEADERS TRAINING SERIES

    This training prepares Executive leadership to both maintain and develop culture of security and react to attacks.

    The Cyber Security for Business Leaders Series comprises of 4 courses which provides the training needed for Business Leaders to feel confident and prepared to safe guard against security breaches; hackers and full on attacks; anticipate and mitigate damage when an incident does occur; develop and understanding of laws and regulations to preserve data; and create workplace behaviours to maintain a secure environment.

    Titles include:

    • Cybersecurity Awareness for Business Leaders: Laws and Global Compliance Standards
    • Cybersecurity Awareness for Business Leaders: Creating A Cyber Security Culture
    • Cybersecurity Awareness for Business Leaders: Safeguarding Against Social Engineer Attacks
    • Cybersecurity Awareness for Business Leaders: Incident Preparedness and Management Planning
    Contact us for more information on any or all of the newest Industrial Skills Training Courses now available.

    TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

    June 18, 2019

    JUST RELEASED: 4 NEWLY UPDATED TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION TRAINING COURSES

    Transmission and Distribution: Working on Distribution Poles Course
    The purpose of this 1 hour course is to teach the basic principles involved in working safely on distribution. This interactive online course covers general considerations associated with planning a distribution job; how a variety of tools and equipment can be used including an auxiliary arm; how to replace secondary conductors; move energized conductors; and how to install floating dead-ends.

    Transmission and Distribution: Underground Residential Distribution Systems Course
    This 1 hour interactive online course is covers underground residential distribution systems, also known as URD systems. URD systems are local distribution systems designed primarily to be buried in the ground and serve residential customers. The purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the common types of URD systems; various components that may be used in a URD system; and methods for inspecting a URD system. The course includes a detailed demonstration of how a URD system has been set up to allow work to be completed safely and efficiently.

    Transmission and Distribution: Substations and Switchyards
    This 1 hour interactive online course teaches the basic safety principles and practices applicable to substation and switchyard maintenance work. The course describes electrical, chemical, and personal hazards that may be encountered in substations and switchyards. A general procedure for responding to imminent dangers and accidents is also presented. At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to identify hazards in substations and switchyards and explain why safety practices are important. Participants should be able to recognize hazards and unsafe practices on the job and obtain a general understanding of how to respond to imminent dangers and accidents.

    Transmission and Distribution: Service Installation
    This 1 hour interactive online course teaches how to install and connect services. Learners will be taught the different types of connectors available and how service conductors are joined together using connectors. The course also teaches how to install single phase; overhead and underground residential service; how to install three-phase service; and how to replace an existing three-phase service without affecting the customer.

    For more information, visit the Transmission and Distribution section on our site.

    SAFETY, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT

    June 18, 2019

    NEW SMART TECHNOLOGY RELEASE! ADAPTIVE LEARNING SAFETY COURSES RECONFIGURE IN REAL TIME FOR EMPLOYEES

    Adaptive Learning courses first test an employee to determine if they already know enough to test out of any of the chapters that are contained in the course. If they do, the course automatically reconfigures itself to skip those chapters, so the employee doesn’t have to spend time re-learning information that they already know.

    These high-efficiency courses will:

    • Reduce training time
    • Reduce employee frustration
    • Recapture lost productivity
    • Generate real profit dollars for their bottom line

    JUST RELEASED! NEW LOADING DOCK, PALLET JACK AND PALLET TRUCK SAFETY TRAINING

    Materials handling can be the heartbeat of a healthy business, but a significant number of workplace injuries and even fatalities occur on loading docks and when employees are using pallet jacks and trucks to move materials. With the right training, employees can recognize and avoid the hazards that are associated with materials handling tasks and equipment.

    Loading Dock Safety training course reviews the different types of hazards that employees can encounter while working on loading docks and discusses the equipment and safe work practices to avoid them.

    Manual Pallet Jack and Motorized Pallet Truck Safety training courses discusses these types of materials handling equipment in detail; explains the hazards that are associated with them; and the procedures that employees should follow to use them safely.

    All courses available in English with Spanish versions soon to be released. Formats include: interactive online, VOD/video streaming, micro learning (SCORM and VOD), DVD, and CD-ROM.

    NEW! UPDATED SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS TRAINING FOR CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL INDUSTRY

    The Slips, Trips and Falls training course discusses the mechanics of slips, trips and falls; types of hazards that employees are likely to encounter that lead to them; and the safe practices and equipment to stay safely on their feet.

    Topics covered include:

    • Center of gravity and maintaining balance
    • The mechanics of trips and slips
    • Types of walking surfaces
    • Housekeeping and maintenance
    • How footwear can help to prevent falls
    • How to fall properly

    NEWLY UPDATED! SUPPORTED SCAFFOLDING SAFETY TRAINING COURSE!

    Supported scaffolding makes it possible for employees to reach the work that they do off the ground. However, the hazards that are associated with scaffold work can lead to serious injuries and fatalities every year.

    The Supported Scaffolding Safety in Industrial and Construction Environments discusses supported scaffolds; how they should be constructed; the hazards that are associated with them; the OSHA regulations that address these hazards; and the equipment and procedures that employees should use to work with them safely.

    The course is available in English and Spanish. Formats include: interactive online, VOD/video streaming, micro learning (SCORM and VOD), DVD, and CD-ROM.

    NEWLY RELEASED! LADDER SAFETY TRAINING COURSE

    The Ladder Safety and Ladder Safety in Construction Environments training courses discusses different types of ladders; hazards that can be associated with them; and how employees can work with them safely.

    Courses consist of a powerful combination of full-motion, high-definition video filmed in actual workplace locations along with audio, text and colourful graphics.

    Courses are available in English and Spanish. Formats include: interactive online, VOD/video streaming, micro learning (SCORM and VOD), DVD, and CD-ROM.

    NEWLY UPDATED! OSHA RECORDKEEPING FOR MANAGERS, SUPERVISORS AND EMPLOYEES TRAINING COURSES

    The OSHA Part 1904 Recordkeeping Standard gives employers a powerful way to make their workplaces safer by tracking the illnesses and injuries that occur in their facilities. Using the forms that OSHA provides in the Standard, companies can identify the safety problems that they need to address. This information also helps OSHA modify existing regulations, or create new ones, so that employees across the country can work more safely.

    The newly updated rule requires those companies to submit Form 300A only, along with their Employer Identification Number. Part 1904 requirements for filling out, posting and retaining OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping forms have not been changed.

    To reflect this recent rule change, updates have been completed to the OSHA Recordkeeping for Managers and Supervisors course, the OSHA Recordkeeping for Employees module, and the OSHA Recordkeeping Compliance Manual.

    NEWLY UPDATED! ELECTRICAL SAFETY TRAINING

    The Electrical Safety program discusses how electricity works; explains its hazards and describes the procedures and equipment to avoid them.

    Topics covered:

    • The basics of electricity
    • Circuits and the flow of electrical current
    • Recognizing and avoiding electrical hazards
    • Special electrical work environments
    • Dealing with an electrical accident

    Courses are available in English and Spanish. Formats include: interactive online, VOD/video streaming, micro learning (SCORM and VOD), DVD, and CD-ROM.

    NEWLY RELEASED! FIVE SAFETY SPANISH TRAINING COURSES

    The extensive Spanish Safety Training Library has been expanded to include 5 new product releases:

    • Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety
    • Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety in Construction Environments
    • Hand and Power Tool Safety
    • Hand and Power Tool Safety in Construction Environments
    • Fighting Fatigue in the Workplace

    JUST RELEASED! NEWLY UPDATED DRIVING SAFETY TRAINING COURSE

    The Driving Safety Course discusses the hazards that can be encountered on the road and the safe practices that employees can use to avoid them.

    Topics covered:

    • General safe driving principles
    • Driving safely around trucks and buses
    • Driving at night and in bad weather
    • Distracted driving and road rage
    • How to handle a road emergency

    Courses are available in English and Spanish. Formats include: interactive online, VOD/video streaming, micro learning (SCORM and VOD), DVD, and CD-ROM.

    NEWLY UPDATED! HEAT STRESS TRAINING COURSE FOR CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL INDUSTRY

    The updated Heat Stress and Heat Stress in Construction Environments training modules discuss the hazards of heat stress; what employees can do to stay cool on the job and how they can help a co-worker who is suffering from a heat-related illness.

    Courses are available in English and Spanish. Formats include: interactive online, VOD/video streaming, micro learning (SCORM and VOD), DVD, and CD-ROM.

    NEWLY UPDATED! WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION TRAINING COURSE

    The Workplace Harassment Training Courses discuss what harassment is; why it is detrimental to everyone; how employees should respond to it and what they can do to prevent it from escalating into violence.

    The Conflict Resolution Courses discuss different types of conflict that one may encounter on the job; how to find lasting solutions to disagreements and what to do if conflict threatens to get out of control.

    Courses are available in English and Spanish. Formats include: interactive online, VOD/video streaming, micro learning (SCORM and VOD), DVD, and CD-ROM.

    Contact us for more information on any or all of the newest Safety, Health and Environment Training Courses now available.

    NERC CIP

    March 8, 2019

    JUST RELEASED! NEWLY UPDATED NERC CIP 2019 CONDENSED RESPONSIVE TRAINING COURSE

    The newly updated 50 minute NERC CIP 2019 training course covers all requirements including Controlling Communications and Supply Chain Management. The module also incorporates text, voice, video, animation, simulation, interactive sessions, testing and reporting features. The course can be hosted on your organization’s LMS or our robust LiMS. Certificate of Course Completion is included.

    Learn more about all NERC CIP and Security Awareness Solutions…

    WATER & WASTEWATER OPERATOR TRAINING

    January 22, 2019

    NEW!  DIRECTOR APPROVED MOTORS AND VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES TRAINING COURSE FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER OPERATORS

    The 2 day onsite Motors and Variable Speed Drives Training Course is now officially Director Approved with 1.3 CEU’s.  The course is beneficial to Water and Wastewater Operators involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of motors and variable speed drives. This course provides the latest in technology. It covers how modern motors and variable speed drives operate and the various options available. It also provides guidelines and rules that must be followed for a successful application.  Certificate of Course Completion included.

    The course covers the following topics:

    • DC and AC Motor Fundamentals
    • DC and AC Variable Speed Drive Fundamentals
    • Applications for Fixed and Variable Speed Drives
    • Drive System Selection Criteria
    • Drive System Power Line Effects
    • Motor and Drive System Installation and Maintenance Aspects
    • Drive System Application Workshop

    Book now for your group training to be delivered at YOUR site!

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    NERC SYSTEM OPERATIONS

    January 2, 2019

    NEW! 2019 ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM RELIABILITY TEXT FOR SYSTEM OPERATORS

    The new 2019 Edition of the Electric Power System Reliability Textbook includes the latest material and revised NERC Standards. The detailed book presents a new perspective on power system fundamentals within the context of the NERC Reliability Standards. This perspective is designed to frame each standard so that it is better understood and the information can be more easily assimilated by power system operating personnel. Sample questions at the end of many chapters further help in preparation for the NERC Operator Certification Exams. The book incorporates the current exam application and analysis type questions. The book is updated every year to include new and revised standards.

    Learn more about the NERC System Operator Exam Prep Programs and Products…