CSDA Launches New Online Training Platform
CSDA has launched a new online training platform, giving its members and all members of the concrete renovation industry more opportunities to advance their knowledge of diamond tools and technology. The new website features an updated version of the association’s classic Cutting Edge training class, now streamlined and featuring even more information for operators, sales managers and anyone who wants to learn more about diamond tools, sawing and drilling techniques and jobsite safety.
“Since our first online training course in 2008, we have had more than 7,000 concrete cutters complete our online training courses through CSDA’s online training website,” says Executive Director Erin O’Brien. “We continue to review and improve our course offerings and are extremely proud to introduce this new platform and expand our online course catalog. We plan to add more classes over the next few years.”
Cutting Edge is geared towards new and less experienced operators who want to learn about the basics of diamond tools, how diamonds cut, the basics of slab sawing, core drilling, wall sawing, hand sawing, jobsite safety best practices, and more. It is a self-paced course, and each module has a quiz to complete to assure competency. Owners and managers can track their employee’s progress and sign-up multiple employees to take the course.
The online platform also offers the entire library of CSDA’s Toolbox Safety Tips (TSTs) available to purchase in bundles according to your job type or safety topic. There are more than 100 TSTs available, and new topics are added on a regular basis. Classes on GPR Methods & Theory, Estimating, and Silica Safety. More will be added soon.
“My heartfelt thanks to those involved that helped put together this course,” says Patrick Harris, CSDA Training Committee Chairman. “This course will give your operators the knowledge of why things happen and could save your company time and money in the long run. Learning is a lifelong process, and anyone in the industry, or anyone who wants to know more about the industry, will benefit from this course.”