A Focus on Field Study Staff Training
Although the implications of a global pandemic certainly impacted some of our field study activities, we made wise use of our time by expanding training across our field studies team. Since we work in a regulated industry, keeping up on Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) training is imperative to ensure that defined processes and standards of quality are being followed and maintained, even when not in the field. To that end, our Field Studies team buckled down on the following training:
First Aid. As anyone who has worked in the field knows, there are times when we are miles away from the nearest person, much less a medical facility. With this in mind, our Field Studies team reviewed our First Aid protocols and any team member who needed it completed a First Aid Certification program.
Technology. Software training is also critical to make sure our staff are up-to-date on the latest and greatest technologies. Our field studies staff took part in a variety of software training that has included Esri ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, and Basic Datalogger/Loggernet.
Project Management. Our client projects are always top of mind, and finding better ways to manage their processes while mentoring our up-and-coming staff members is part of our culture. 2020 provided us with an outstanding opportunity to complete internal project management courses.
With so many of our staff members trained in such diverse areas, we’re certainly looking forward to the 2021 upcoming field season!