Frequently Asked Questions
What is included with each Training Kit?
Each training kit differs slightly, but generally speaking they each contain all of the materials we use when we go on-site and offer training. More specifically, these materials consist of but are not limited to: a main PowerPoint presentation including instructor notes, student manual files, regulations, written and practical exams and answer keys, pre-shift inspection booklets, classroom forms for proper recording, safe operation posters, and wall and wallet certificate templates just to name a few. To get an even clearer idea of the contents of each kit, look at the samples included below each kit’s image.
“Are these kits OSHA-compliant?”
Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training kits were built and continue to be updated by our trainers and inspectors using OSHA and ANSI guidelines.
“Are the kits up-to-date with OSHA standards?”
Yes, all of our Hard Hat Training Kits are up-to-date with the latest OSHA standards. If standards do change in the future, as they most certainly will, it will be your responsibility to update your existing kit. Or, if the changes are substantial, we’d be happy to offer a discount for previous customers who simply want to re-purchase the kit.
“Can I customize the training materials?”
Yes, these training kits are completely customizable. Once purchased, they are yours to use as needed. Add or take away slides or test questions. Change the colors and layout. You can even swap out our logo for yours.
“Can I reuse the materials on the training kit?”
Yes, we recognize many of our competitors charge for additional student manuals or exams. We felt it important, though, that you have what you need and when you need it. For this reason, once you purchase the kit, the files on the kit are yours to use for as long as you have the kit. Use the training presentation and print out the student manuals, exams, and other files as often as needed.
“Can I post the presentation or other materials online?”
Yes, but only with a special broadcast license and for the purpose of training employees scattered across various locations. Without this additional license, though, purchased kits are only to be used in-house in a physical classroom setting. If you are in need of training multiple employees located in various branches, you might consider using our online training classes as an easy and cost-effective way to train them all. Or if you are still interested in licensing the course for broadcast use, contact us for a quote.
“Can I share the training materials with or make copies for another branch or trainer?”
No, our end user license agreement, which automatically goes into effect upon the purchase of any kit, prohibits in any form the sharing or reproduction of the kit or any of its components. Per this same agreement, we require one kit per trainer or training location. For example, if you are a trainer employed to travel from location to location, there is no need to purchase additional kits for those locations at which you will train. Likewise, if your company buys the training kit to be used exclusively at a certain training location (let’s say your home office or on a specific vessel), then as long as the kit stays there for training purposes then multiple in-house trainers can use it.
If, however, you buy it to train at your home office and then want to make a copy or send the files or any parts of them to a trainer at a different location, this would be in breach of the agreement and additional kits would need to be purchased.
Having said that, we realize that every situation varies slightly. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. In the event you do need to purchase additional kits, we would be happy to offer tiered pricing to make it more cost-effective.
“If I download the kit can I burn it to a disc or save it on a USB drive?”
Absolutely. In fact, we encourage you to keep a copy on the computer you will use for training and burn a copy to a CD for back-up purposes. Remember, though, that per the end user license agreement, these files cannot be shared or reproduced in any form without express written consent from Safety Provisions, Inc.
“What computer requirements are needed to use the training kit?”
In order to be accessible for as many people as possible, we have tried to create these materials using the most common practices. The materials consist of PowerPoint files, Word documents, Excel files, and PDF files. On some kits there are video clips as well. So, to use the kits, you will simply need software that can display or play these files. If you do not have the ability to read PDF files, each kit includes the .exe file through which you can install Adobe Acrobat Reader—or simply search for it on the internet and download free of charge. If you do not have Microsoft Office, you can go to openoffice.org and download their free productivity suite; this suite will allow you to open, edit and save Office documents.
“How can I customize the training kits?”
Because the training materials are created in editable documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), customization is as easy as highlighting the area of desired change and deleting, re-wording, or adding content. In terms of the main presentation and any other files using PowerPoint, in some instances we have employed the use of Master Slides. This makes making changes to the presentation—like swapping out your logo for ours—easy. Just go to the master slide for the project, make the change there, and then exit the master slide. Your changes will instantly take effect on the designated slides.
“Are you looking for resellers? And will you drop-ship?”
We are always looking for competent resellers and, yes, there is a drop-shipping option. Click here to contact us regarding resale opportunities.