Flexible Steel Lacing Company (Flexco) has introduced a comprehensive, interactive training program devoted exclusively to worker safety. Called the FlexcoSafeOnlineTrainingCenter, the program is designed to provide individuals and companies detailed information on a broad variety of topics to establish and enhance safety procedures.


    Through a special website, www.flexco.com , users can access presentations, videos, quizzes and installation instructions to both improve workplace safety and maximize performance.  The information can also potentially save companies time loss and costs stemming from work related accidents and injuries.


    The FlexcoSafeOnlineTrainingCenter features 19 training modules, which focus on topics of belt preparation, belt cleaning, belt maintenance and fastener installation.  Each module provides power point presentations, installation procedures, videos, and other relevant information for individual or group training either online or offline.  Among the topics covered in the training modules are proper procedures for lockout/tagout safety, squaring and cutting a belt, clamping a belt, and installation instructions for 10 different fasteners from Flexco.


    Each training program ends with a quiz to be taken individually or administered by a training manger.  To facilitate group training, the program also features an Account Group Management system through which training managers can track the topics, timing and test results of individual employees.


    The training program also demonstrates how the tools and fasteners that comprise the Flexco Safe system can make individual steps in the conveyor maintenance process faster, easier and safer.  These products include the Flex-Lifter

    belt lifter, Far-Pul HD belt clamps, 840 Belt Cutter, FSK skiver and Flexcos lines of mechanical belt fasteners.


    The Flexco Safe Online Training system is designed to serve as a helpful resource that supplements individual company training and safety guidelines, as well as the installation instructions that accompany Flexco products.  Its purpose is to provide informational tools to help conveyor belt users work safer and smarter, said Mike Stein, Flexcos Vice President of Marketing.


    Flexco (Flexible Steel Lacing Company) provides the world's belt conveyors with efficient, safe products, services and solutions for mechanical splicing, slippage, belt tracking and cleaning.  The company is based in Downers Grove, Illinois and operates subsidiaries in California, Michigan, Mexico, England, Germany, Australia and South Africa. Flexco markets its broad line of products through a worldwide network of distributors, under the brand nameswhich include Flexco, Rockline, Mineline, and Eliminator. The company will celebrate its Centennial in 2007.


    For more information, visit Flexco's website at http://www.flexco.com, or contact the Customer Service Department, Flexco, 2525 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515-4200, USA.  Phone (630) 971-0150; fax (630) 971-1180.