How Do You Train Your Operators on 2D Grading Systems?
Since the world of construction is pretty fast-paced, Ryan finds hands-on training to be the best approach when it comes to getting his operators familiar with the 2D grading systems.
“I spend an hour or two with them covering how 2D grade works and then I’ll let my operators loose to let them get a feel for the system by practicing,” Ryan commented. “In a matter of an hour, you can have 2D grading systems pretty well figured out.”
How Do 2D Grading Systems Help Your Business?
The biggest difference 2D grading systems has made to Ryan’s business is that it allows him and his team to get more done each day.
“I can take someone who’s never used the system before, spend an hour with them on how it works, and once they have it figured out, I can go work on a different job across the street and leave the first guy working by himself,” he said.
The efficiencies it has created for him and his team have been the biggest leg up for his business on his competition. Having these technologies in place allows Ryan to shift his operators to work on different projects, helping him do more with his current team.
“If I have a good laborer, I’m not going to let them go because of a new technology,” Ryan noted. “I’m going to utilize them somewhere else. There’s every reason to figure out how to make them more productive in a different application.” Being able to more efficiently allocate labor resources across different jobs not only helps boost his business’ productivity – it also helps make them more profitable.
“We’ve more than seen our return on investment with 2D grading systems, just because they’ve allowed us to do a little bit more than our competition can do.”