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GEAPS Offers Fall Learning Series

Free webinars cover bin preparation/maintenance, harvest safety review and harvest equipment preparation


The busiest time of the year is right around the corner. Is your team ready for harvest? If you have new employees or want your experienced team members to get a refresher on bin preparation, safety or other topics check out GEAPS Fall Learning Series.

These webinars are free to everyone -– but replays are only available to GEAPS members.

Bin Preparation, Operations and Maintenance

Monday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m.

John Hanig, Sukup

Having your bins fully prepared and operating at full capacity is a key aspect to having a safe and successful harvest season. Hanig will review the main items to check for with all of your operating storage bins. This presentation covers:

  • Safety: Lockout/tagout, bin entry and shields
  • Drives: Belts, pulleys, chains, sprockets, bearing and gearboxes
  • Auger process: Sweep auger location, flight condition and gate positions
  • Operations: Fans, heating, vents and conduits/electoral connections and doors
  • Structure: Foundation, anchor bolts and roof

Sponsored by GEAPS Foundation

Harvest Safety Review

Tuesday, Sept. 22, Time 2 p.m.

Joe Mlynek, Safety Made Simple

An overall safety review before harvest season is vitally important for any grain handling or processing facility. This webinar will explain the importance of accountability from a super/manager perspective. It is also going to highlight the importance of training for seasonal workers and the dangers of worker fatigue during the harvest season. You will learn about the importance of basic housekeeping, preventative maintenance, moving vehicles safety and other areas vital to safety during the busy harvest season.

Sponsored by Brock Grain Systems

Harvest Equipment Preparation

Thursday, Sept. 24, Time 10 a.m.

David Hughes, NORD Gear Corp.

Having a well-running and serviced drive system is vitally important as you enter the fall harvest season. During this webinar, Hughes is going to review the core areas to be aware of when it comes to gearboxes, motors and overall drive systems. Safety (lockout/tagout and housekeeping) is a critical component to be aware of, as these are very powerful systems and can be very dangerous.

Hughes is also going to talk about the importance of comprehensive inspections and having a preventative maintenance schedule. He is also going to describe the approaches he would suggest for documentation of the work and results.

Sponsored by NORD Gear Corp.

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