Training and skills

The complexities and hazards of work undertaken in the sign industry, call for specialist skills and up-to-date knowledge. The credentials held by both a company and its employees reveal how seriously it takes the safety and satisfaction of its customers.

All companies will claim to carry out in-house training, and this is probably true. However, there is no universally accepted certificate to prove this. The only way a firm can guarantee an employee’s qualifications is by using approved external training courses, and by having the relevant documentation to prove it.

Some companies see training as an unnecessary expenditure and use the excuse that the cost of training would increase the cost to the customer. However, regular training will increase the skills base of employees and ensure that a job is done correctly, the first time round; saving the customer the expense of costly return visits.


Replacing a MIDMain Identity Sign - The big Price sign on a petrol forecourt, sometimes referred to as Totem, Gantry, PID, Pole. sign: safer working on a forecourt

Xmo Strata’s latest training video is now available to view online.

In this edition Xmo Strata employees explain the process of safely removing and replacing a forecourt MIDMain Identity Sign - The big Price sign on a petrol forecourt, sometimes referred to as Totem, Gantry, PID, Pole. sign. The episode discusses the hazards associated with lifting heavy sign components, isolating electrics and working on operational sites.

By sharing the episodes in this series, the company hopes to improve safety, share information on mitigating risks at source and promote safer working practices to the wider industry.


Safer setting up: traffic management and site safety

A new training video, previewed at our Safety Day in December, is now available to be viewed here.

This initial video will form part of a new series of training aids produced by Xmo Strata. It has been designed to highlight the risks found on our sites across all areas of the business, and identifies how they can be overcome by a more proactive attitude towards site safety.

Episode one focuses on site set-up, particularly addressing the issues encountered on and around a busy petrol forecourt.

Safety is not a competitive issue and we are happy to share this footage with the wider industry in the hope that it can prevent accidents and promote safer working environments.

As always, we welcome your feedback, so please feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you think.


A support video for a Toolbox Talk