Aug. 20, 2019
9:00am - 12:00pm
Primex Training Facility
Attendees will learn the proper methods for controlling traffic at school crossings so as to protect themselves, the students, and the motoring public. In addition, they will have the opportunity to discuss their authority under the law. Emphasis will be placed on the equipment and techniques required to be an effective and safe crossing guard.
1. Perform and demonstrate student safety activity
2. Perform Crossing Guard Techniques at 100% competency
3. Employ techniques for compliance with NH State Statutes relating to crossing guards.
The “Hands On”Traffic Control program for School Crossing Guards is a two part training session:
The first half of the class is classroom and discussion on how proper technique must be used. The statutory authority (RSA) for Crossing Guards is also discussed. In addition, all types of personal protective equipment and their proper use is demonstrated. The classroom discussion also involves several traffic related scenarios as well as dealing with student safety, handicapped students, driver inattention, and special crosswalk concerns such as trip & fall hazards and weather-related concerns.
The second half of the class requires all students to perform all exercises 100% correctly. Each student by way of a number accountability system must perform a series of crossing guard evolutions.
Dave Witham, Director of Risk Management, has been a member of the Primex3 Risk Management Services Department for 30 years. David holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety from Keene State College and holds the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation though the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. David is currently an At-Large City Councilor and Deputy Mayor in the City of Somersworth and is the Council’s designee to the City’s Planning Board. David has chaired the City’s Charter Review Commission and served for more than 24 years as a call firefighter and call department crew chief. When not busy at work David enjoys umpiring high school and American Legion Baseball and snowboarding on NH’s slopes.
Phil St. Cyr
Philip E. St. Cyr is the Primex3 Risk Management Consultant for the Southern and Central Regions of NH. Prior to accepting employment with Primex3, he was the Director of Emergency Services for the Greater Manchester Chapter of the American Red Cross, and before that, served at the rank of Lieutenant for the City of Manchester NH Fire Dept. completing twenty five years of service. Mr. St. Cyr is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and holds an A.A.S. degree from NH Technical College in Manchester. Mr. St. Cyr is certified in N.I.M.S. (National Incident Management Systems) and E.O.C. (Emergency Operations Center) management. Mr. St. Cyr has an extensive background in Fire Prevention and Safety, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Management and Disaster Planning. He has served on numerous Local, State and Regional planning committees for the purpose of developing response plans to natural and man-made disasters.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, Primex3 offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET standard.