Apr 15, 2019
Can Your Laborer Work Their Way Up?
Your general laborer’s job description should include the phrase: move up the ladder of success. By training him or her to advance, you’re instilling a quality mindset in this worker.
Think about it: Workers don’t typically advance to new positions until they’ve mastered skills, and that’s good news for all your paving projects. In addition to filling water tanks, gathering tools at the outset of the shift, raking material, forming perfect lines, and more, the general laborers should also learn how to perform the next set of duties on the paving crew. Which one has the initiative and skill to run the screed by the end of the paving season?
By training laborers and focusing on helping them master detail-skills such as luting, raking, lining out jobs, caring for equipment, and more, you’re building quality into each step of your projects. That’s not only how you develop excellent workers who take pride in their jobs, that’s also how you reduce mistakes and improve performance overall.
The online training course that AsphaltPro magazine developed with international industry consultant John S. Ball III spends time giving guidance to the general laborers apart from the lute men so both sets of workers get specific tips and training for best practices and improvement.
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