Fill station training

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Posted by Ken Kurtis on August 25, 2005 at 14:55:38:

In Reply to: Re: Take a VCI class from PSI posted by - on August 25, 2005 at 01:11:16:

Anonymous writes: "So how many employees at Sport Chalet have taken this OSHA required training? How many at other dive shop employees have taken this class? How dive boat crew members who do the fills?"

Probably all of them in all of the examples/businesses you meniton. Realize that the training is mandated to be prodvided by the employer, and that can take many forms. It's not an official OSHA-sanctioned class.

From a practical standpoint, since employers would rather not have employees damaging our $25,000 compressor systems let alone injure themsevles or you, of course you provide them with training in proper filling techniques, checking for VIPs and hydros, etc., etc.

But here's another question: How many of you who are so quick to criticize fill procedures have had the type of training you're demanding the employees have? Are you arguing from a knowledge base or simply spouting off because you're upset over a recent fill or lack thereof?

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Co-owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, CA

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