On March 29, 2021, Weifield’s Industrial division held a ‘Means & Methods’ Boot Camp training at the Windsor, CO office! The core intent of this training was to get all field personnel properly trained on the usage and maintenance of our tools and equipment that are used daily in the field.

A lot of our projects are growing in size and require migration of additional staff over to industrial jobs. The individual stations at this training were led by our own best and brightest, and were overseen by the manufacturers of the tools to ensure proper techniques. Our goal in putting on the training is to help us work more efficiently and safely, knowing best practices – breakout sessions were offered to review best practices for means and methods.  During this training, we were also able to update certifications on first aid/CPR, Ocal installations, and ARC Flash Awareness/Refresher.

From Scott Dick, Weifield Industrial General Superintendent:  “Although we had some coordination lessons learned, the training was an overall success, with participation of 42 Weifield field personnel!  I would like to say that we have amazing talent in our group and I could not be more proud of the men and women we have executing at the highest level every day.  I would also be remiss if I did not acknowledge the support we had from Pete Farreny (Weifield Construction Executive – Owner), George Kettlewell (Weifield General Manager), and Tim Markham (Weifield COO) for making this training happen.”

Scott would like to send special thanks to:

Weifield Safety Department:  Brad Boswell for First Aid/CPR Training, and Duffy Stroumbos & Val Sutcliffe for the NFPA 70E Arc Flash Awareness & Refresher

Russell Tafoya, Weifield Project Executive: Thanks to Russell for delivering a consistent message to the Industrial field managers as well as the PM’s of Weifield’s core processes

Industry Partners:  ABB (Ocal training), Eaton Cutler-Hammer (Arc Quenching gear), & CED for the lunch-and-learn.  Brian Adamo from CED coordinated our industry partner support, and gathered Ridgid Tools, Greenlee, Crouse Hinds, and Milwaukee Tools for the training.  Lastly a special thanks to Mike Butler, Industrial Project Engineer, for assisting in putting the class together.

Thank you to our industrial field personnel for their participation, and the efforts by all who provided this valuable training!

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