What is Included in the Kit?
Each CD kit differs slightly, but generally speaking they each contain all of the materials we use when we go on-site and offer training. More specifically, these materials consist of but are not limited to: a main PowerPoint presentation including instructor notes, student manual files, regulations, written and practical exams and answer keys, pre-shift inspection booklets, classroom forms for proper recording, safe operation posters, and wall and wallet certificate templates just to name a few. To get an even clearer idea of the contents of each kit, look at the samples included below each kit’s image.
Are These Kits OSHA Compliant?
Yes, all of our Training kits were built and continue to be updated by our trainers and inspectors using OSHA and ANSI guidelines.
Are These Kits Up-to-Date With OSHA Standards?
Yes, all of our Training Kits are up-to-date with the latest OSHA standards. If standards do change in the future, as they most certainly will, it will be your responsibility to update your existing kit. Or, if the changes are substantial, we’d be happy to offer a discount for previous customers who simply want to re-purchase the kit.
Can I customize the Kits?
Yes, these training kits are completely customizable. Once purchased, they are yours to use as needed. Add or take away slides or test questions. Change the colors and layout. You can even swap out the logo for yours.
Can I Reuse the Materials in the Training Kit?
Yes, we recognize many of our competitors charge for additional student manuals or exams. We felt it important, though, that you have what you need and when you need it. For this reason, once you purchase the kit, the files on the CD are yours to use for as long as you have the kit. Use the training presentation and print out the student manuals, exams, and other files as often as needed.
Can I Post the Training Materials Online For Other Employees to Use?
Yes, but only with a special broadcast license and for the purpose of training employees scattered across various locations. Without this additional license, though, purchased kits are only to be used in-house in a physical classroom setting. If you are in need of training multiple employees located in various branches, you might consider using our online training classes as an easy and cost-effective way to train them all. Or if you are still interested in licensing the course for broadcast use, contact us for a quote.
Can I Share the CD or Make Additional Copies For Other Locations?
No, our end user license agreement, which automatically goes into effect upon the purchase of any kit, prohibits in any form the sharing or reproduction of the kit or any of its components. Per this same agreement, we require one CD per trainer or training location. For example, if you are a trainer employed to travel from location to location, there is no need to purchase additional kits for those locations at which you will train. Likewise, if your company buys the CD kit to be used exclusively at a certain training location (let’s say your home office or on a specific vessel), then as long as the kit stays there for training purposes then multiple in-house trainers can use it.
What Computer Requirements Are There?
In order to be accessible for as many people as possible, we have tried to create these materials using the most common practices. The materials consist of PowerPoint files, Word documents, Excel files, and PDF files. On some kits there are video clips as well. So, to use the kits, you will simply need software that can display or play these files. If you do not have the ability to read PDF files, each kit includes the .exe file through which you can install Adobe Acrobat Reader—or simply search for it on the internet and download free of charge. If you do not have Microsoft Office, you can go to openoffice.org and download their free productivity suite; this suite will allow you to open, edit and save Office documents.
Can I Customize The Material?
Because the training materials are created in editable documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), customization is as easy as highlighting the area of desired change and deleting, re-wording, or adding content. In terms of the main presentation and any other files using PowerPoint, in some instances we have employed the use of Master Slides. This makes making changes to the presentation—like swapping out your logo for ours—easy. Just go to the master slide for the project, make the change there, and then exit the master slide. Your changes will instantly take effect on the designated slides.
Are the kits available in Spanish?
The following kits are available immediately, with many more to come as we update our kit library to meet growing demands: (Call us at 800-501-9440 to order)
Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift
Pedestal Mounted Crane