SAFETY & TRAINING
- Competent person training
- Screening of subcontractors
- Panel drug testing at pre-employment, random, and post accident
- Safety goals and awards
- Motor vehicle checks
- Safety equipment including fall protection issued at the time of hiring
All of our employees understand their responsibilities. Our safety commitment goes beyond Monday morning safety meetings. Continuous safety training, yearly updates, and enforcement are key ingredients to our program. At Ivey, we don’t just talk a good game. We actually live it every day.
We believe training is key to our ability to provide quality service to our customers. As a result, each year we invest significant resources in both in-house and third party training programs that not only teach basic skills but also provide continual updates on the latest technologies in our industry.
Our in-house program includes regular local and corporate classroom instruction as well as on the job oversight to ensure complete skill development.
Third party trainers in the form of industry manufacturers, expert consultants, and specialty schools are utilized to target specific needs identified by individual technicians as part of our career development process.
Co-worker training is an investment in our future. Training improves overall job satisfaction and drives the success of our people. Training at Ivey involves many formats and venues from internal classes to on-the-job mentoring, to external courses in a classroom environment. In addition, many of our suppliers and vendors contribute their expertise to the training process through informative sessions on new products and services. Training is a key element to our company’s success and the success of our employees.
Most of our manager training is currently conducted at the Duncan Gray Center near Canton, MS. The Center hosts approximately 300 of our managers each year.
2013 Training Schedule:
April 7 – 10 / Service Training
May 19 – 22 / Management Training
June 11 – 14 / Management Training
Sept. 18 – 21 / Management Training
Sept. 25 – 28 / Service Training
Oct. 16 – 19 / Safety & HR
2014 Training Schedule:
April 9 – 12 / Service Training
April 30 – May 3 / Management Training
May 14 – 17 / Management Training
June 4 – 7 / Management Training
August 13 – 16 / Future Superintendent Development
Sept. 10 – 13 / Management Training
Sept. 24 – 27 / Service Training
Oct. 15 – 18 / Safety & HR
Ivey offers approved apprenticeship courses in plumbing, piping, sheet metal, and HVAC service through the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT) and the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER.) Our employees earn more money and collect bonuses while learning a construction trade.