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First Aid, CPR, and AED Training - 5 Safety

The Heartsaver First Aid Course provides training in basic first-aid procedures and CPR--including the first-aid skills recommended by OSHA--in a format that can be delivered in a single day. Its highly effective video-based format enables students to experience case-based scenarios in a realistic setting. 

The CPR portion of the class will include adult, child, and infant CPR and choking.

Instructors introduce a topic, then show a video segment to present cases for discussion or to demonstrate a particular skill. Students then practice the skill in small groups The Heartsaver First Aid course is specifically designed to train anyone who might be the first to respond in the workplace or community, and can be tailored to address the needs of a specific workplace or group of employees. 

Course completion cards will arrive via U.S postal mail approximately 3-4 weeks after the completion of the course. We can provide proof of attendance at the end of the class for those that need immediate documentation. 

 

Flagger Certification (ATSSA) – 5 Safety

Students will receive their ATSSA Flagger Certification in the mail (upon successful completion of the exam). This certification will be valid for 4 years.  Flaggers are in a very dangerous and responsibility-ridden position, playing a crucial role in temporary traffic control. The safety of workers, motorists, and pedestrians is dependent upon the flagger’s performance. Since the flagger position involves safety, proper training is vital; flaggers are expected to pass a test to prove their proficiency and competence level.

 

Flagger Renewal (ATSSA) - 2 Safety

Flaggers are in a very dangerous and responsibility-ridden position, playing a crucial role in temporary traffic control. The safety of workers, motorists, and pedestrians is dependent upon the flagger’s performance. Since the flagger position involves safety, proper training is vital; flaggers are expected to pass a test to prove their proficiency and competence level. Students will receive their new ATSSA Flagger Certification in the mail (upon successful completion of the exam). This certification will be valid for 4 years.  

 

Full-Depth Reclamation – 5 Supervisory

 The full-depth reclamation process rebuilds worn out pavements by recycling the existing roadway. Full-depth reclamation uses the materials from the old deteriorated asphalt pavement and base materials. These materials are then pulverized, mixed with cement and water, and compacted to produce a strong, durable stabilized base for either an asphalt or concrete surface. Deteriorating roads are a constant problem. The cost of asphalt has more than doubled. This seminar will present state-of-the-art information on full-depth recycling with cement. This is not a highly technical presentation. 

NO LONGER OFFERED.

 

Fundamentals of Leadership -5 Supervisory

Bennis: “A leader is someone whose actions have the most profound consequences on other people’s lives, for better or worse, sometimes forever.”  LEADERSHIP, then, Influences employees toward the achievement of objectives.

 

Geosynthetics – 3 Technical

This course introduces the world of geosynthetics, beginning with a brief history of how they evolved and a discussion of the different types of geotextiles, what they are, how they are made, how they differ, and more. The course then looks at other geosynthetics and their uses, including geogrids and geocells. The course is presented using non-technical language and includes several demonstrations. 

NO LONGER OFFERED.

 

Grader Operation - Hands On Only - 5 Technical 

Learn how to operate a grader with one day in-the-field “hands-on” training. Basic blading techniques and grader maintenance will be taught, as well as instructor-led training “on the grader.” The class will be small, so participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the instructors.

 

Grader Operation - Level 2 - 5 Technical 

Grader Operation - Level 2 will consist of cutting ditches along a roadway, cutting a slope, grading up and down hill, spreading material to grade, cutting material to grade, matching a drive way to roadway so water does not run in road, and using the grader to put a basketball in a barrel.

 

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Grader Operation & Maintenance – 5 Safety & 5 Technical

Come learn how to operate a grader with one day of in-classroom training and one day in-the-field “hands-on” training. Basic blading techniques and grader maintenance will be taught, as well as instructor-led training “on the grader.” The class will be small, so participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the instructors.

Anyone wanting to participate will need the following Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): reflective work vest

 

Gravel Road Maintenance - 5 Technical

Cities and towns in New Hampshire have many gravel roads in their road network. It is important to ensure regular maintenance to extend the life of these roads.  This course is taught from a realist’s perspective and provides ideas on everyday operations related to gravel roads. Topics that are discussed include the basics of good drainage, cutting ditches, maintaining crowns, culvert installation and maintenance, blading on routine dragging, cutting out washboards, and spreading new material.

 

Green SnowPro Training- 5 Environmental

Winter operations, especially the use of salt, are a large portion of parking lot and roadway maintenance in NH. This workshop will address the environmental impacts of salt and why it is important to be conscious of these effects. We will cover everything from how to prepare for winter to cleaning-up after a storm, all while minimizing salt use. Liability management through developing customer-specific winter maintenance policies will be discussed, as well as the other economic benefits of becoming certified. 

Upon successful completion of a brief exam, attendees will be a New Hampshire Certified Green SnowPro, specialized in reduced-salt winter maintenance by the UNH Technology Transfer Center. 

 

Green SnowPro Refresher for Recertification - 2 Environmental

Winter operations, especially the use of salt, are a large portion of parking lot and roadway maintenance in NH. This workshop will address the environmental impacts of salt and why it is important to be conscious of these effects. We will cover everything from how to prepare for winter to cleaning-up after a storm, all while minimizing salt use. Liability management through developing customer-specific winter maintenance policies will be discussed, as well as the other economic benefits of becoming certified.

Upon successful completion of this Refresher workshop, attendees will be eligible to re-apply for Certification through the NH Department of Environmental Services.

 

Green SnowPro - The Power of Salt Brine - 4 Environmental

This workshop is considered a secondary course  in the Green SnowPro program.  Your attendance will count as continuing education credits for the NH Salt Applicator Certificate through NH DES. 

You do not need to be certified through Green SnowPro to take this workshop.

*This does NOT provide certification as a Salt Applicator.  You must take the specific Green SnowPro Training to apply. 

 

Guardrail Installation and Maintenance - 5 Technical

This class is for individuals that maintain and install guardrail systems. There will be some brief discussion on design of the systems and where they should be installed. Tips on things to watch out for while installing or inspecting guardrails will be included. This class will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and express concerns about guardrails they are responsible for. 

NO LONGER OFFERED.

 

Harassment Prevention Training - 5 Supervisory

This workshop will discuss definitions of harassment and other related terms, including ways to prevent them from happening in the workplace. Harassment comes in many forms, including sexual, ethnic, religious, disability, physical and psychological.

Questions to be answered during the class are: how to create an environment to reduce and eliminate a culture of harassment, how do you address it when it occurs, and why do we as managers and supervisors care about harassment? 

NO LONGER OFFERED.

 

A Hard Road to Travel - 5 Supervisory

This class will address governance, regulation, maintenance, and liability issues related to public highways. The instructors will explain the legal process for highway dedication, acceptance, discontinuance, and layout. Then, the presentation and discussion will delve into the authority, responsibility, and limitations on road managers and other municipal officials involved with public roads. Specific topics include Class V and VI roads, insufficiencies, inclement weather maintenance and policies, winter roads, scenic roads, betterment assessments, emergency lanes, drainage, utilities, speed limits, weight limits, bonding, stonewalls, tree cutting, and more.

 

I'm the Boss... Now What? - 5 Supervisory 

Congratulations on your promotion!  This workshop will give you the tools and information you need to be a successful and respected boss.  Workplace code of ethics and ethical decision-making will be explored.  Learn how to create an effective professional environment. This workshop is intended to support your transition into your new supervisory role.

 

Incident Command Systems for Public Works – 10 Safety

DHS/FEMA guidelines suggest that Incident Command Systems (ICS) 100 be presented to all first responders, ICS 200 to responders & front-line supervisors, and ICS 300 and ICS 400 to Command & General Staff positions within the ICS structure that would be activated & filled during an actual event/incident.

The majority of first responders in local agencies must have ICS 100/200 training in order for the agency to be eligible for DHS/FEMA preparedness grants, including agencies with over 50 members, members of the county sheriff’s departments, and the State Police.

Public Works are first responders! The following guidance is from Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 (December 17, 2003) when defining first responders: “(d) The term “first responder” refers to those individuals who in the early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment, including emergency response providers as defined in section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101), as well as emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works, and other skilled support personnel (such as equipment operators) that provide immediate support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations.” 

NO LONGER OFFERED.

 

Installation and Maintenance of Culverts - 5 Technical

The three most important factors that affect the lifespan of a road are drainage, drainage, drainage.  Keep your drainage an under control and your roads living long with a culvert! A culvert is any closed conduit used to conduct surface runoff from one side of a road to the other, from underneath a road or driveway, and leading to a stream, lake, or detention basin.  Culvert pipes come in many materials, shapes, and sizes.  Each material has its own characteristics and advantages. The focus of this workshop is culvert installation and maintenance.

 

 Introduction to Computers – 5 Technical

This class is provided to offer the attendee  a platform on which to ask the questions,  get step by step guidance in a variety of tools , applications, internet functions and shortcuts.  There will be discussions on social media and mobile apps , cloud storage and an array of integral parts of how a computer fits into everyday usage at work and at home.  The goal is that attendees will walk away with a better relationship with current technology as a productivity aid rather than a hurdle.

 

Introduction to Public Works Series – 5 Safety & 5 Technical

This is a two-day series to cover basic public works knowledge. Use this course as an introduction for new employees or anyone new to public works! This class will spend one hour covering each of the following 10 topics:

  1. Drainage & Culverts
  2. Trench Safety
  3. Work zone Set-up & Safety
  4. Flagging Safety
  5. Public Works Employee Safety
  6. Winter Maintenance for Operators
  7. Technical Math for Road Projects
  8. Municipal garages
  9. Pavement Preservation
  10. Gravel Road Maintenance

NO LONGER OFFERED.

 

Invasive Plants – 5 Environmental

In this workshop, you will learn the definition of “invasive plant,” how to identify some of the invasive plants that are a problem in NH, and how these plants impact the environment and transportation infrastructure. Best management practices (BMP) for roadside invasive plants will be described, especially as they relate to routine maintenance activities such as mowing, ditching, scraping, dredging culvert inlets, stockpiles, soil stabilization, and structure maintenance. A field trip will be taken to identify plants in the field and possible maintenance scenarios using BMPs learned in the workshop will be discussed.

 

Is a Good Road a Safe Road? - 5 Technical

This workshop will give attendees an understanding of what goes into keeping and maintaining a good road.  There are certain essentials to any good road, whether asphalt or gravel-surfaced, in cities or the country.   Discussions of safety, what qualifies a good road, and how to get there.  The instructor will cover all of the essentials for best management practices.  

 

Job Hazard Analysis - 5 Safety

Every job has associated hazards- some are easy to identify, some are difficult. This workshop will guide the attendee on how to break down a job into tasks and identify the hazards and control measures needed to keep their employees safe and protected.  Attendees will work in small groups to build and analyze their own JHAs.

 

Know Before You Dig – 5 Safety

Take this workshop to learn how to prepare for an underground excavation. Learn the steps to take before, during, and after an excavation. Learn about Dig Safe and proper planning before your operation. Learn trench safety and how to protect yourself and your employees from a collapse, all while earning a certificate in “Trench Safety” from Primex.

NO LONGER OFFERED.

 

Land Use Planning & Highway Departments - 5 Supervisory

This class will explain the connection between DPW’s, highway departments, and land use planning. The major points of focus are different types of boards/commissions and their influence, Master and Capital Improvement Plans, the creation and purpose of documents like Zoning Ordinances, Regional and Metropolitan Planning Commissions,  and finally the NHDOT 10-year transportation plan. The instructor will also discuss helpful hints and tips for working with elected/appointed land use boards/committees.

 

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Lines, Levels & Layouts – 5 Technical

 This program was designed with small town and city road departments in mind. In this fast-paced workshop, learn the basics of field measurement. The instruction will be simple, practical, and include “hands-on” field work. If you can, bring a calculator and/or “pop” level. 

 

Maintenance of Local Roads - 5 Technical

This training session will cover a brief overview of an asphalt mix design, and then concentrates on identifying the cause of a variety of asphalt distresses and the proper maintenance operation to perform. It also covers asphalt laydown procedures and proper chip seal operations. A brief session on how to determine rates of application (how much oil and rock; determine yield on paving) will also be presented, so a calculator will be helpful!

The roadway portion covers information on the majority of different materials used in construction and maintenance of local roads. The session will explain the safe handling, temperature limitations, and proper application.

Finally, the gravel section covers the common activities in maintaining gravel road surfaces. It addresses the causes of the common problems (besides lack of money!) on gravel roads and how best to attack and eliminate these problems. The course also covers basic blading operations and procedures for maintaining gravel surface roads. All the material is presented in a straightforward, non-technical manner. 

NO LONGER OFFERED.

 

Managing & Delegating for Municipalities – 5 Supervisory

Managers are often promoted without receiving management training. This workshop will introduce managerial concepts such as defining the difference between managing and doing, delegation, management by objective, managing employees, and accessing resources. There will be opportunities to discuss specific managerial issues. 

NO LONGER OFFERED.

 

Municipal Garage & Safety – 5 Safety

A safe working environment is very important, not only to keep employees safe, but also to avoid liability on the municipality’s behalf.  This workshop will focus on municipal garages and how to make them safer.  Instructors will discuss basic information on shop safety rules, the importance of inside shop safety and outside shop safety, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and how to read them, proper labeling, and information on waste and how to properly dispose of it.

 

Municipal Manager & Supervisor Series – 10 Supervisory

The Municipal Manager and Supervisor Series is designed to expose new or seasoned supervisors to ideas and concepts related to their management position. Municipal managers or administrators and Select board members can also benefit from this training. Topics that will be covered are:

  1. Tort Liability/Risk Management
  2. Municipal, Budget & Labor laws
  3. Creating & Selling a Budget to the Select board & Public
  4. Inspection & Maintenance of Municipal Bridges
  5. Emergency Communications
  6. Winter Maintenance Fundamentals
  7. Public Relations
  8. Communicating & Delegating
  9. Supervising Employees
  10. Employee Safety

NO LONGER OFFERED.

 

Municipal Road Safety & Trees – 5 Safety

This workshop will cover many topics relating to municipal road safety & trees. Topics will include tree maintenance, BMPs, planting and pruning trees, assessing a tree's safety & damage after a storm, PSNH, and municipal coordination on tree removal. There will also be speakers covering the topics of public relations and legal issues relating to trees on municipal roads.

 

Municipal Tree Workers Workshop - 5 Environmental

Topic points:

  • Basic tree structure and functions of parts
  • Tree planting:  site concerns, tree selection and care
  • Pruning:  concepts, techniques, young vs mature trees
  • Tree Health:  diseases, pests, how to manage either or both
  • Hazard trees:  what is a hazard tree and how to ID one, and what to do with it.

 

MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) – 5 Safety

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) defines the standards used by road managers to install and maintain traffic control devices. The Traffic Sign Handbook for New Hampshire Local Roads contains portions of the MUTCD, as well as some of the State of New Hampshire rules. The Handbook’s standards and rules apply to traffic signs appropriate for use on rural and residential roadways in New Hampshire.

This workshop will provide participants with working knowledge of the MUTCD. Participants will understand the history of the MUTCD, its purpose, and the structure and language of the manual. However, the focus of this seminar is for participants to learn how to apply this information to their local municipality.