Foster Fuels is committed to its training program for all of its employees. Our safety director oversees all training at Foster Fuels and considers education and training are very much connected by education being why we train and training is how to complete the job tasks.
Training is ongoing and takes place throughout the year at Foster Fuels. Foster’s training includes orientation, job specific, safety, personal protection equipment, OSHA, hazardous materials. After training classes new employees are placed with experience employees for evaluation periods of 90 days. Most training is regulated by federal and state requirements.
Foster’s safety department conducts most of our training for our employees, Foster also utilities training classes through Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), Lynchburg Fire Department, Virginia State Police, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety officials for specific training such as cargo tanks inspections.
Each spring propane employees at Foster Fuels attend outside training classes that are conducted through the Virginia Propane Gas Association. These classes are provide by the Propane Education & Research Council and recorded on record as Certified Employee Training Program certifications. These certifications follow the employees as part of their training records. Foster Fuels has well over one hundred training certificates through the CETP for our employees.
Training is very important as it directly affects our employees, customers, and community during routine delivers and working tasks of our employees. Training comes at a cost for the company and Foster’s safety director acknowledges the CEO and upper management at Foster Fuels for supporting all of our training programs.