Guide to Entering the Industrial Field at ARES

Pursuing a career in the industrial sector requires specialized knowledge and skills to ensure safety and efficiency in a variety of demanding environments. At ARES, we offer a range of courses designed to prepare students for various industrial roles. This guide will help you structure your educational path to enter the industrial field effectively.

Step 1: CPR and First Aid Certification

Your foundational step towards an industrial career is to become certified in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and First Aid.

Importance of CPR and First Aid

  • Life-Saving Skills: These courses teach you how to respond in emergency situations, providing vital assistance in critical moments.
  • Workplace Safety: Understanding first aid and CPR is essential in an industrial setting due to the higher risks associated with this work.
  • Certification: Upon completion, you will receive certifications in CPR and First Aid

Step 2: Specialized Industrial Training

After obtaining your CPR and First Aid certification, you can specialize by choosing from the following ARES industrial courses:

General Industry Courses

  • BBP Training for Employees: Learn about Bloodborne Pathogens and how to protect yourself and others at work.
  • Lockout/Tagout: Understand the procedures to control hazardous energies during maintenance activities.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Gain knowledge about selecting and using appropriate PPE.
  • Fire Extinguisher & Ladder Safety: Become adept in using fire extinguishers and following ladder safety protocols.
  • High-Impact Crane Safety & Machine Guarding: Learn about operating cranes and machinery safely.
  • Hazcom and The Global Harmonizing System: Get familiar with hazard communication standards.
  • Confined Space Awareness & Entry: Understand how to work safely in confined spaces.
  • Respiratory Protection & Electrical Arc Flash Safety: Learn about respiratory safety and protecting yourself from electrical hazards.
  • Combustible Dust & Hole Watch: Study the risks associated with combustible dust and the role of a hole watch.

Medical Courses

  • First Responder & Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): Develop skills to provide initial care in medical emergencies.
  • Blood Borne Pathogens: Understand how to manage and prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace.

Fire, Rescue, Hazmat Courses

  • Fire Safety/Extinguisher & Fire Watch: Learn about fire safety protocols and the responsibilities of a fire watch.
  • Fire Hydraulics & Hazwoper Refresher (8, 24, 40 hour): Study the mechanics of fire suppression and update your hazardous waste operations knowledge.
  • Atmospheric Monitoring/IDLH & Confined Space Rescue: Gain skills in detecting dangerous gas levels and performing rescues in confined spaces.
  • Structural and Industrial Fire Fighting: Learn advanced techniques in fighting fires in industrial and structural settings.

Additional Considerations

  • Job Requirements: Research the specific requirements for the industrial role you are interested in to select the most relevant courses.
  • Safety Compliance: Understanding and complying with OSHA regulations is critical in the industrial sector.
  • Career Progression: Consider how each course aligns with your career goals and the qualifications required for advancement.
  • Physical Fitness: Many industrial roles require a good level of physical fitness due to the nature of the work.