Barnhart believes that safety and training programs cannot be separated. You cannot have one without the other. We don't just train our employees to do the job. We train them to do it safely.
Our training programs begin at our Memphis, Tennessee, Training Center - a dedicated 10,000-square-foot state-of-the-art training facility. Barnhart's new Training Center provides safety training classes and conducts hands-on equipment training, as well as management training, leadership development, employee orientations, sales training, crane operator conferences and an emerging leaders' training series. This is not just in response to new OSHA regulations. It is part of Barnhart's ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and safety.
For technical training to comply with OSHA’s new, more stringent, regulations, Barnhart developed a new Signal Person training curriculum with written and practical tests for all field employees. Journeyman and Master Rigger courses are also key elements. Additionally, Industrial Training International (ITI) has joined Barnhart as a third-party training partner and offers a wide variety of specialized crane and rigging classes for general industry.
Following each course, Barnhart issues a Qualification or Qual-Card, which indicates the employee is qualified to operate the specified equipment or is technically proficient in that specific technique. Barnhart training is rigorous and offers quality that is equal to or greater than many third-party training programs. Our commitment to training and safety assures our customers that every job will be conducted with the utmost quality and professionalism.
In addition, Barnhart provides specialized training that is critical for specific industries we serve. For the nuclear power industry, workers receive additional training for the hazards it poses. The Institute of Nuclear Power (INPO) promotes the highest safety levels and funds the National Academy for Nuclear Training eLearning (NANTeL), which has several online compliance courses. Barnhart is an authorized administrator and facilitates all of NANTeL's online training classes.