Passionate about continuous learning, ARS experts provide education, certification and accreditation training for more than 2,000 clients annually.
If you would like to sign up for the following training sessions, please contact Kiara Taylor at ARS:
The OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards.
Through this program, workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or works with some safety responsibilities. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation’s productivity.
Disaster Planning Seminars
A step by step introduction to the process of putting together or critiquing your existing plan. This seminar is tailored to ask thought provoking questions to make sure you and your property are prepared for a variety of different types of disasters. We will discuss the different needs associated with each type of disaster as well as evacuation plans, communication networks, etc.
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education credits for insurance professionals. Topics vary year to year based on feedback from the industry.
These trainings will focus on the IICRC standard for water remediation (S-500) and fire/smoke cleaning, We will focus on the proper remediation process, equipment, documentation, and newest technology. These courses are approved for CE credits as well as national certification. We also offer a hands on training in our facility for both courses.
The training will cover the IICRC S-520 standards for mold remediation as well as other industry accepted standards and guidelines. In addition, it will cover more specifically types of mold, health effects, and legal action. Lastly we will discuss the proper remediation process, tools, and specialty equipment.
This time of year with the continuous cold weather and snow, Ice Dams are a particularly “hot” topic. This presentation should help you understand why Ice Dams happen, and what steps you can take to eliminate them now and prevent them in the future.
Lead Paint Training
Since 2010, any individual who works on renovations, repairs, or painting in pre-1978 housing or daycare facilities needs to be State or EPA Lead-Safe certified, depending on location. In New England, both Massachusetts and Rhode Island have state-specific RRP rules and certification. All other New England states follow the EPA rules. Persons as well as firms that are not certified could face penalties of up to $5,000 per day (Massachusetts) or up to $37,500 per violation for non-compliance outside MA.
This Mass/ EPA Lead Renovator certification training course is 8 hours in length, covers all Massachusetts and EPA-HUD approved lead safety training and certification. Any contractor or property manager performing work on pre-1978 dwellings or child-occupied facilities need to assign a minimum of one certified Lead-Safe Renovator Supervisor to each work area where lead paint may be impacted. Companies must also be registered with the state, if in MA or RI, or with EPA if located in other New England states.
The training course includes six hours of classroom instruction and two hours of hands-on activities. The hands-on exercises cover setup of a demonstration work area, with containment and cleanup activities. The course concludes with a certification exam. Upon passing, each student receives a Mass and EPA approved certificate, with photo. The certification lasts for five years. Renewal can be accomplished by taking the 4-hour RRP Refresher course which is also taught at ARS.
ARS has been a “Green” cleaning company since 2008. We will talk about the process of making the switch to all “Green” cleaning solution and how we accomplished that as well as why we made the change. We will also discuss the pros/cons of green cleaning and the cost associated.
Agility Recovery, a former division of GE, in North America’s premier provider of business continuity and disaster recovery solution. Agility provides robust, sensible and easy-to-implement recovery including Power, Technology, Office Space and Connectivity for an affordable monthly membership fee. Their 100% success rate at fulfilling this promise is why their clients and partners comprise over 10,000 businesses across North America.
ARS Annual Insurance Symposium
ARS is proud to host an annual insurance symposium available free of charge to independent insurance adjusters, agents and brokers. Held annually in August, the symposium features fresh topics each year; attendees are able to earn CE credits in the New England states.
All Day Maintenance Seminar
ARS, in connection with subcontracting partners, runs an all-day maintenance training for property management employees. This 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seminar includes a continental breakfast and lunch and focuses on:
- Plumbing topics include water conservation, valves, shower repair, drain cleaning, and toilet installation, repair and removal
- Heating topics include basic wiring, voltage meters, lock out/tag out compliance
- Heating and air conditioning troubleshooting
- Water extraction, mold prevention and mold remediation
- An overview of related safety procedures
- A Q&A session focused on topics of interest to the audience