Apr 13, 2020
Crosstrain for Uptime in Uncertain Times
Imagine it’s the last day of what could be a lucrative paving job for your company. The striping crew is scheduled to arrive at 2 p.m. so you can open the property to the customer’s customers by evening and send the invoice for final payment. Sounds great until you learn the paver operator and breakdown roller operator are out due to COVID-19 testing (or worse). This, my friend, is why you crosstrain your crewmembers.
The Asphalt Paving 101 online course we offer meets social-distance training requirements, and the first thing we cover in the course is job descriptions and responsibilities. With a clear definition of what each position on the crew handles, you then fill those positions with skilled workers, of course.
But training one person to do one “area” of paving limits your success. Make sure your team members are not only aware of one another’s duties, but are able to assist one another or fill in when needed.
You can use rainy days to crosstrain, teach new skills and reinforce existing skill sets. You can also use this uncertain social distancing time to allow one employee at a time to access the training room to view the course on the big screen. Use this time before projects start up to share the online course with workers who are at home so they have the refresher now.
Asphalt Paving 101 goes in-depth on the basics to help paving crews get back in the right quality mindset. When you purchase the course, you get immediate lifetime access to it on any device at any time, and you can use it to train any number of paving crew members any number of times necessary. To make the course yours, all you do is click the green “enroll” button, and use the code STAYSAFE to get $200 off your purchase for a limited time.