It’s never too late to learn
Certification training helps an experienced ironworker communicate the logic behind procedures and safety precautions to improve the self sufficiency of his crew.
Carl has a wealth of experience after more than four decades of employment as an ironworker. That’s why some were surprised when he jumped at the opportunity to take optional certification training when ironwork became a recognized trade.
As a foreman, Carl is responsible for developing the easiest, most efficient way to get the job done. Carl took the training because he was curious about the logic behind the procedures and safety precautions he’d previously learned only through experience.
“Before the certification training, “ says Carl, “I wasn’t always able to explain to my crew why it was the best way to do it: I just knew. Now I can explain it and that will help them to make those decisions themselves next time.”