Sep 13, 2021
Get Bonuses When Laborers Train to Advance
BY AsphaltPro Staff
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.
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, marking out 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 Paving Consultant John Ball 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. When you purchase the Asphalt Paving 101 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, click the green “enroll” button here.
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