PERC: Accreditation guarantees to overhaul basic safety programming

The Propane Training & Research Council (PERC) held its 2023 National Propane Education and learning & Education Conference in Orlando, Florida. PERC leaders similar the organization’s leading priorities for its safety programming and discussed how basic safety and schooling pros engage in a vital position in supporting the industry’s wider pursuits.

Attendees of PERC’s Nationwide Propane Schooling & Education Convention figured out the most current about basic safety instruction methods and finest techniques. (Picture by LP Fuel staff members)

In the shows and breakout sessions, attendees were being encouraged to:

Put together for adjust: PERC is searching for 3rd-occasion accreditation for its safety and schooling plans in 2023-24.

Accreditation assures good quality programming and raises assurance between regulators, according to Eric Kuster, PERC’s senior vice president of safety, schooling and compliance.

It also permits for issuance of continuing instruction credits (CEUs) that establish a expert licensing regular and make it possible to reach other industries like plumbing and HVAC with the propane curriculum.

PERC submitted its application for accreditation to Worldwide Accreditors for Continuing Education and learning and Training (IACET) early this 12 months. PERC aims to attain accreditation by the close of 2023 and will seek out accreditation for its instructor-led programming by the conclusion of 2024. Accreditation for teacher-led programming suggests instructors will have to meet up with particular standards to provide accredited materials.

Licensed Personnel Instruction Application (CETP) resources will not fulfill the accreditation regular and will be changed with new elements in excess of time, suggests Kuster. Though CETP will remain in put for now, the will need for that method will diminish as new accreditation specifications are proven.

Embrace new resources: PERC is pursuing a digital truth (VR) pilot program to greatly enhance the industry’s protection and instruction material. Pros who attended the meeting experienced the chance to demo a VR safety module created by NextWave Protection Alternatives, PERC’s lover on the pilot.

In accordance to Daniel Stein, director of client options at NextWave, VR basic safety packages present a number of rewards for pupils and instructors, which includes greater engagement with and receptiveness towards

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