Q: When should I train my new hire employees?
A: It is recommended that new hires are trained before starting work.  OSHA requires employers to train an employee to recognize any hazard they may encounter in the workplace.  VSR offers a myriad of trainings to prepare your new hires.  We also offer consulting services dedicated to helping you dial in your training programs.  

Q: My employees work out of different office locations across the country and getting them all in one location is a challenge; what are our options?
A: VSR can host multiple training sessions and come to your sites.  We are flexible and can accommodate virtually any schedule.

Q: Does VSR provide training for individuals?
A: Yes, however, most of our training requires a minimum of 2 students.  For individuals, this will require multiple company participation.  These classes are highlighted on our website calendar.

Q: How much are VSR’s services?
A: There are several variables included in how we do our pricing.  Our pricing is competitive and we are always willing to work with our clients to minimize costs.  Safety is not an expense but rather an investment.  A recent study published by the National Safety Council determined that for each dollar invested in safety, a three to six dollar return on investment is realized. To get an estimate, please email us at info@vertexsafetyresources.com or call our home office number, 636-336-2330.

Q: Are VSR’s Climber/Rescuer courses recognized by the telecommunications industry?
A: Our courses meet the NATE CTS, ANSI Z359, Z490.1, and A10.48.  They have been reviewed and accepted by several organizations in the telecommunications industry and is always available for review when requested.

Q: How will my company benefit from taking VSR’s driving safety course?
A: Driving is one of the most dangerous activities for virtually any company who allows employees to operate a company vehicle.  Your initial benefit is you are taking the initiative to provide additional safety training for your employees.  Your insurance company may recognize your additional steps to safeguarding your workforce and offer credits which may help lower your insurance rates. 

Q: Is your First-Aid CPR/AED course in compliance with OSHA’s best practices?
A: Yes, our course is backed by the National Safety Council which goes beyond OSHA requirements. Remember OSHA requires a practical evaluation of the skills learned and online first-Aid CPR/AED training does not meet the requirement. 

Q: Are there any discounts for NATE members?
A: Yes, we offer a 10% discount for NATE members on our Climber/Rescuer courses and a 15% discount for NATE Star Initiative participants. 

Q: Do you have a training center?
A: No, we offer our training nationwide and are able to provide our services to our clients by coming to them. This helps reduce costs for our clients and build a great working relationship.

Q: What’s the benefit of having a site safety audit conducted on our sites?
A: sometimes the best gauge of how your employees are doing is to have a third party reviewer.  Nobody is perfect and there is always room for improvement. Our audits simply give you the information you need to improve your employees performance and reduce any concerns you may have in the event OSHA decides to show up.  

Q: We rent aerial lifts on occasion, do my employees need training?
A: Yes, while the regulations of ANSI are only recommendations, OSHA has in place a series of requirements that all employers using aerial lifts must adhere to. These regulations are CFR’s 1926.453, 1926.454, 1926.451, 1926.452, and 1926.454. OSHA also says a qualified person must train all users in the operation, safety, and hazards associated with an aerial lift.