FS Solutions Adds New Courses To Online Training Curriculum

Safety and skills training available for professional industrial cleaning contractors

Leeds, AL, Sept. 13, 2012—Federal Signal Corporation’s (NYSE: FSS) Environmental Solutions Group today introduced three new online training courses from FS Solutions to help its professional industrial cleaning contractor customers increase job safety and operational efficiency in a variety of applications.
Offered through FS Solutions’ ESG University, the three new online courses include “Maximize Power of Water Jetter through Tip and Hose Selection,” “Estimating the Vacuum Job” and “Fundamentals of Hydroexcavating Safety and Skills.”

“As the experts in the sales, rental and servicing of high-pressure waterblasting equipment, industrial vacuum equipment, vacuum excavation equipment and sewer cleaning equipment, FS Solutions has the knowledge, insight and resources to develop comprehensive safety and skills training courses to help our customers protect their bottom line—and help their employees minimize risk while enhancing job performance,” said Gary Toothe, training manager at FS Solutions. “Instead of attending two or three days of classroom training, our online course offerings allow students to work at their own pace and convenience to remain compliant with OSHA and other industry best practices.” FS Solutions’ certified instructors are committed to providing the best, most up-to-date training.

“Maximize Power of WaterJetter through Tip and Hose Selection”

A follow-up to the “Fundamentals of Waterblast Theory, Skills and Safety,” this course provides an overview of the horsepower formula and how it is used to solve for pressure, flow and horsepower; the components of tip design; factors effecting tip performance and the unique issues in pipe cleaning, tube cleaning, shot gun cleaning and automatic tool cleaning. The skills covered in this course can also be used to analyze job productions to determine what equipment is required to perform at maximum efficiency.

“Estimating the Vacuum Job”

A follow-up to “Vacuum/Air Moving Fundamentals, Skills and Safety,” this course focuses on the basic mathematic and geometric principles in determining volume, square feet and linear feet of objects to be vacuumed. Vacuum estimation stresses cycle times, realistic truck capacities and the above mathematics to enable the student to successfully estimate production times on vacuum jobs. The skills covered in this course can also be used to analyze job production to determine if the job is being performed at maximum efficiency.

“Fundamentals of Hydroexcavating Safety and Skills”

This two-module course covers the unique challenges associated with hydroexcavation, including benefits, safety hazards, proper operations, identifying and preserving underground utilities and maximizing productivity with a hydroexcavator.

The structure and content of the online courses provide a flexible training environment for adult learners. The courses include tests that each student must pass with a grade of at least 80 percent before advancing to the next training module.

“FS Solutions offers state-of-the-art training in a variety of venues from online to onsite training,” Toothe said. “Our courses can be customized to suit customers’ unique market, equipment, application and personnel skill level challenges.”

With nearly 100 years of collective experience in industrial vacuum loading, sewer and catch basin cleaning, vacuum excavation and industrial high-pressure waterblasting, FS Solutions offers unsurpassed expertise and a unique breadth of product lines and trusted brands to meet the needs of industrial cleaning contractors and other industry professionals.

For more information about training courses available from FS Solutions, call 800/822-8785, or visit www.fssolutionsgroup.com.

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) is a leader in advancing security and well-being for communities and workplaces around the world. The company designs and manufactures a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and airport customers. Federal Signal’s portfolio of trusted, high-priority products include Bronto aerial devices; Elgin street sweepers; Federal Signal safety and security systems; Guzzler industrial vacuums; Jetstream waterblasters and Vactor sewer cleaners and vacuum excavators. Federal Signal was founded in 1901 and is based in Oak Brook, Ill. For more information, visit www.federalsignal.com.

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