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Tip #81
Train your operators

17 Ways to Blast a Tank

Do you know that trained operators are more motivated, blast better, give you a better quality job and achieve more every day?

Train your operators the correct techniques by explaining:

  1. The specification
  2. The theory of how to blast
  3. What you are trying to do to the surface
  4. A brief outline of the techniques of how to blast
  5. How to get the right profile
  6. How to get the correct surface cleanliness

...having trained operators wins all the way around. It means they ask the foreman less questions, they get on with the job and they take ownership in the whole project. Every way you look at it, training operators wins hands down.

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Why you should train your employees:

1. Good for your Workers

Training has many benefits for your staff:

  • They acquire new skills, increasing their contribution to the buisness and building their self-esteem.
  • The training they receive can take them into other positions within the business - positions with better prospects and/or better pay.
  • They're upskilled to do new and different task, which keeps them motivated and fresh.
  • Because they're being trained on your time, they see that you value them and regard them as worthy investments.
2. Good for your Business
Training can improve business performance, profit and staff morale. Advantages to your business include:
  • You choose from our extensive offering, what new skills your workforce gains, targeting the skills to meet the specific needs of your operation.
  • Training your staff will result in better customer service, better work safety practices and productivity improvements.
  • Demonstrate to your workforce that you value them enough to invest in them, improving loyalty and staff retention. In turn, retention is a saving to you.
3. Good Enough

Every employee must receive from an employer, sufficient instruction, practical and theoretical workplace training. There are many national competencies for the Surface Preparation Industry, however none can be an exact fit to your specific project (that is why there is an individual work-site induction course for every job site!).

Our 38 years "in the field" experience, supported by achieved Certified Qualifications to Workplace Training statutes gives you the edge.
Why not benefit from our board range of experience - gained from training crews in the jungle Gold Mines of PNG, 500km offshore Gas Rigs, to the freezing overnight conditions of the Arizona Desert and even Australian Government projects in the South Pole!

Blast-One Trainers give your team the benefits of achieving the highest qualification of the Australian Workplace Endorsed Training Package. The competencies gained are all validated and Certified by Registered Training Organizations.

Talk About Feedback

Here’s what some other “Blast-One trained” Protective Coating Contractors said:

Your trainer is a REAL tradesman too – he taught us things about equipment that we’d owned for years – and never knew about.

- 2014 Trainee

Wiithout your Trainers on-site help, and given the inclement weather - we would never have finished the tank painting on time”. The use of the Dehumidifier was a real eye opener, we’ll need that on every job now.

A 14 day vessel slip completed in 10 days – unheard of – thanks to “Blast-One” for their drive and commitment & getting more done with less.

A – nonsense approach – with your trainers help we used 18% less abrasive, and saved on $15,000 of paint!

We were really getting a lot of complaints about dust – “Blast-One” showed us how to knock that on the head – and saved us a heap of abrasive too.

The water was streaming out of the blast nozzle – your trainer demonstrated the correct steps in addressing that, plus increased our production by an extra day a week.

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