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GEAPS, K-State Offer Training on Aeration Systems, Safety, Grain Bin Fires and Materials Handling

Published 02/27/2019 by Tom Sedlacek
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Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University in April. These online courses run from April 2 through May 7, and registration closes March 27. 

GEAPS 521: Aeration System Design and Fan Operational Management

Learn the purpose of grain aeration, system components and how to develop strategies for aeration system design and fan operational management. The course covers basic principles of designing and operating grain aeration systems to maintain grain quality during storage. 

GEAPS 540: Entry Level Safety

Identify the main risks of working in the industry, discuss precautions and learn to follow company and facility safety and health policies. This course is a great resource for new grain industry workers, and also serves an excellent safety refresher for more experienced employees.

GEAPS 546: Fighting Grain Bin Fires and Smolders

This course discusses the main causes of fires and smolders in upright grain silos as well as ways to prevent and respond to emergencies. It will give you the tools to develop emergency action plans and interact with first responders.

GEAPS 552: Materials Handling III

This course introduces key information about powered-transmission design, system design and other affiliated systems used to move and store grain and related commodities.  It is recommended that participants complete GEAPS 550: Materials Handling I and GEAPS 551: Materials Handling II before taking this course.

All four of these courses count towards credentials from GEAPS and Kanas State University. For more information on the certification, visit the GEAPS credential website.

Courses cost $700 for GEAPS members and $965 for non-members. Companies can save up to 20 percent on blocks of registrations with the volume discount program, and lock in the price for three years.  For more information about the courses or the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program, visit the GEAPS website, contact Melissa Ferguson or call (763) 999-4300.

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