Our Training & Safety Qualifications
We take training seriously. So much, in fact, that we don't allow our new techs to work solo until they are completely trusted by the rest of our staff. See below for a detailed description of our training and safety requirements.
Although none of our services currently require a state certification, such as the plumbing, HVAC, or electrical trades do, we use an apprenticeship model similar to these trades. We provide our new hires with on-the-job training in conjunction with a little bit of independent reading and studying. All newly hired geophysical survey technicians must work alongside an experienced team leader for at least 1 year, before being given permission to work independently on their own projects. However, because most of the knowledge required for mastering our trades can only be learned through experience, it can often take up to 2-3 years before our apprentices are competent enough to lead their own teams. All of our technicians attend the GSSI StructureScan and UtilityScan courses within their first year of service; immediately upon being hired, they also complete OSHA 10-Hour Construction, OSHA Confined Space Supervisor, OSHA Fall Protection for Construction, and HAZWOPER 40-Hour certifications. We also keep at least one individual TWIC certified, just in case it is required when working on highly secure sites.