Next week at SNS 2015, we will have Mr Ian Harris from SPX on the stand with us explaining why they have been allowing us to take hydraulic safety training courses direct to our client…for free!
SPX offers safety training seminars to demonstrate the proper methods for operating high pressure hydraulic tools to avoid equipment damage, lost time accidents and injury/harm to personnel. In the USA, where SPX is headquartered, they charge US$350 per attendee to bring this training to site.
Anyway, we sweet-talked them into making available their training seminars to our own clients for free. By doing so they enhance their Bolting and Power Team brands and thus our opportunity for doing more business with their products. Genius!
Typically, the safety seminars includes High pressure hydraulic tools, Safety points, Safety standards and lifting norms, Basic hydraulic systems, Lifting forces, Hydraulic equipment components (jacks, hand pumps etc), Electrical risks, Maintenance advice and Equipment storage. Attendees receive a Safety Handbook covering all the above in which they can make notes during the seminar. They also receive a certificate of attendance. The SPX trainer leaves a free Hose Rack for hose storage and alongside which can be displayed a visual checklist poster, with useful Do’s and Don’ts (also provided).
Three of our fellow exhibitors at next week’s SNS2015 have already taken advantage of this free training and the feedback received to date has been excellent. We shall now go and reward ourselves with a cup of tea!