The Operation-Reset Program
1. Team Building
A trainee must understand that no job, big or small, is completed alone, that every successful project took a team of individuals working together to achieve the same goal. By focusing on systematic training, it will allow the
participants to see the difference of working alone and working as a solid functioning unit, which depends and relies on them to perform their duties.
Creating a team environment allows participants the opportunity to belong and feel that their contributions are no less important than any other team member’s. Seeing how the work they put in helps the completion of the project, which will provide them with self-worth and social skills they may have previously lacked prior to their release.
A. Team members Requirements
- A common purpose and clear goals
- The necessary skills and resources
- A common approach to work
- The willingness to share information to get the job done
- Trust and support in each other
- The ability to work through conflict
- The willingness to take responsibility for team actions
The result of team building will begin changing the mindsets of participants who have previously felt they were out on their own and allow them to feel engaged in a common end goal, which allows them to see positive results that their participation created.
2. Introductory of roof safety and awareness
This section will cover all occupational safety and health administration (OSHA). This program will and must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. As employers, we must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSHA Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards. This training will cover all areas in reference to teaching awareness to all trainees on all levels, such as training for trainees 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 more.
3. Roofing 1 on 1
Roofing 1 on 1 is based on the communication and knowledge of a crew leader / roof foreman, providing a series of responsibilities to the laborers, roofing mechanics, and giving a directive for them to follow. By giving them directives, big or small, this will give us the opportunity to see how well trainees can follow directions and their participation in being a team player. Allowing them to be a part of a functioning crew will let them see how important it is to work and function as a cohesive unit.
4. Roof systems
When people think of roofing, the most common thing they associate roofing with is “hot tar,” when in fact there are many other roof systems that have nothing to do with the substance. Some of these roof systems and the products used to apply them are not compatible with “hot tar,” when in fact tar is a thing of the past and new technology has been implemented with roofing; for example, solar roofing, green roofing, Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing, metal roofing, and so much more! The one consistent thing that all these systems will have in common is that they were made to divert water and keep what’s under the roof protected from the various weather changes. The majorities of the new roof systems are energy efficient and allow the customer to receive a small kickback from your local power company. Yep! Hot tar is definitely a thing of the past!
5. Introductory roofing and the many systems
By bringing awareness to the many roof systems available to the consumer, this will allow a trainee to develop his or her strengths. Some may like metal roofing and performing everything about metal roofing, as others may like single ply systems and the many components that come along with the systems as well. Others may not care, as long as they are working and outdoors.
6. Roofing equipment and proper usage
For every roof system you will ever see, some equipment is very common and other equipment may have a unique piece specifically used for a particular system. This section will cover the usage of the equipment, as well as the many safety issues that may exist when setting up, using, and breaking down equipment on a job-site.
7. Reading Roof Plans
This section will cover reading roof plans and understanding how to install a roof system and per the shop drawings given to the roof company to install. Trainees will learn how to always know where they are on the roof and what should be installed in that particular area they are working in.
8. Phases of Roofing
i. Water Proofing and Diversion
Roofing is the diversion of water to divert the water off a home, building, etc. On every roof, there is a slope, either in the actual structure or in the roof system itself. This section is designed to teach the trainee how to determine this. In a roof system that diverts water to roof drains or around equipment, there are “crickets” used to drive water away or around roof top components.
ii. Roof Extraction
This section will cover the removing of a fully installed roof system from a structure. I will also be covering safety, equipment, preparation, coordination, and more.
iii. House Cleaning (Maintaining a clean work environment)
This section will cover the importance of keeping a clean work environment and the many safety hazards that one may face.
iv. Roof System Install as per Manufacturer Specifications
This section is very important, being that there are so many roof systems, even though they all share the same goal of protecting what’s underneath and water diversion. There are many do’s and don’ts and for every roof system manufacture, there are certain specifications to install their product. By installing the product the proper way as per the manufacturer specs, it will allow a warranty to be given out to the client whose roof is being done. Most warranties given are for material only or NDL (No Dollar Limit). It is very important for the installer to be very familiar with the installation of the products, materials, and manufacturer specs.
v. Punch Out
This section will cover how to properly go over a roof and create a check list of things left to be completed upon inspection. In doing so, this is considered to be “a punch list.” When creating this list, the crew and installer will be able to see what was overlooked or not fully completed. Creating this list will help facilitate the full completion of the work hired to be done and avoid any embarrassment to the installer by his or her client during inspection. All items listed on the “punch out list” will need to be completed before making an appointment for the manufacturer’s inspector to come out and inspect to assure proper installation of the roof system.
vi. Inspections (City and/or Manufacturer)
This section will cover the preparation and understanding of the importance of an inspection from others. Most warranties work or any work will be inspected by an owner, consultant, manufacturer inspector, and/or city inspector, but rest assured that someone will inspect the roof.
vii. Completion and Finished product
This section will cover the final steps of completion of a roofing project, a fully installed roof system, a happy client, and hopefully repeat business.
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