Training

Flippo has a very comprehensive training program aimed towards the continued development of its employees. Our goal is to begin training the newly hired employee from their first day on the job and continuing throughout their career at Flippo.

 

Our training program is broken down into the following areas:

Field Training

Supervisory Training

Department/Computer Training

SWAT VAN (Safety, Wellness, and Training)

Apprenticeship Training

 

Field Training

a.) Rigging
b.) Small Tools Operation
c.) Trenching and Shoring (Subpart P)
d.) Flagging and Traffic Control
e.) Pipe Laying (Water, Gas, Conduit, Storm, and Sewer)
f.) Defensive Driving
g.) Equipment Maintenance and Repair
h.) Fall Protection
i.) Confined Space Entry

 

Supervisory Training

a.) Safe Production
b.) Hazard Communication
c.) First Aid / CPR
d.) Substance and Alcohol Awareness
e.) Spanish as a Second Language
f.)  EEO
g.) Leadership Training

Department/Computer Training

a.) Primavera (Scheduling Software)
b.) Word
c.) Excel
d.) Viewpoint (Job Cost/Accounting/HR Software)
e.) Pre-Job Start-up
f.) Time Management
g.) EEO/Affirmative Action
h.) Negotiation Tactics
i.) Plan Reading

 

SWAT VAN Training

Flippo is very proud of its Safety Wellness and Training (SWAT) Van. For the past 15 years, the SWAT van has been visiting company job sites throughout the Washington metropolitan area armed with the latest safety training tools. The SWAT Van is actually a mobile classroom, equipped with a TV/VCR and a climate controlled instruction area. Flippo employees are treated to safety training on a regular basis in the van. Flippo has a training tape library of close to 100 videos in both English and Spanish. Some video titles include: Working Around Heavy Equipment, Basic Rigging Concepts, Protect Your Back, Fall Protection Guidelines, Digging Dangers, Miss Utility - Call Before You Dig, Soil Testing, OSHA Confined Space, and Jobsite Hazards.

 

Apprenticeship Training

Flippo is also registered as part of the National Apprenticeship Program. Working hand-in-hand with the District of Columbia Apprenticeship Council, we have developed certified programs for the trades of  Operating Engineer and Pipelayer. These programs are available to those employees meeting our requirements and willing to commit to a 3 year training program. DC residents are encouraged to apply.