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Arnco opens new Safety Training Center

Grand opening celebration will be November 14 in Trenton, Illinois.

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Arnco Safety will celebrate its new Safety Training Center with a grand opening event on November 14 in Trenton, Illinois.

The state-of-the-art facility is designed to expand access to safety training for operators across many types of industries where worker safety must be a priority. Albert Middeke, owner and president of Arnco, says the company's goal is to keep your team safe and prepared every time they step foot in the workplace.

“After customer feedback about the need for a truly hands-on training center, we wanted to fill that need in the community,” said Middeke. “We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken to make this a reality for our partners throughout the area.”

Classroom and hands-on training 

Good safety training and policy consulting combines both theory and hands-on learning. That’s the goal Arnco said it focused on the entire construction process for the new facility. Discussing the correct safety procedures and practically applying them in a classroom environment provides a foundation to build upon and makes any hands-on activity more valuable.

With that in mind, the new 30-foot by 30-foot classroom has a lot of space for training large and small groups alike. Professionally-certified safety trainers will provide groups with an in-depth education on today’s best OSHA training practices and the policies that contribute to keeping everyone safe. 

The hands-on training facility supplements classroom learning with a space that will soon become an expansive rescue training simulator. In this area, Arnco will equip your team with real-world skills and experience necessary to execute emergency procedures on the jobsite when actual problems arise. 

Classes available for hands-on training will include:

  • Grain bin rescue
  • Safe operations of forklift and pallet jack equipment
  • Aerial work platform (AWP) and mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) safety
  • Fall protection
  • Confined space safety and operations
  • Lockout/tag-out procedures
  • First aid procedures, including CPR and the operation of AED devices
  • General OSHA compliance

Arnco said it will continue to expand its roster of available training courses.

Grand opening celebration on November 14

The grand opening event will feature facility tours at the top of each hour, reviewing safety class offerings and hosting several live training demonstrations, including:

  • Rope rescue demonstration
  • Grain bin rescue station demonstrations
  • Dust explosion simulation

This is an opportunity to see the hands-on training equipment in action and learn from Arnco's certified trainers. Staff will help determine and schedule the hands-on trainings and classroom courses best suited for each business.

Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVP here for this event.

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