Friday Deadline for NAHAD/HSI Test Pilots
Following two years of effort by over 100 volunteer experts, the NAHAD Hose Safety Institute will soon introduce the all new Handbook for the Design & Specification of Safe Hose Assemblies. This new 300 page compendium includes updated and expanded content for the design and specification of industrial, hydraulic, fluoropolymer, corrugated metal and composite hose assemblies, as well as enhanced information regarding industry definitions, hose assembly cleaning, packing and storage, assembly testing, quality programs, and more.
Along with the new Handbook, the Institute is also introducing five new online examinations, based on the content contained in all 16 chapters of the Handbook. These new exams will replace the current Hose Assembly Specification exams, effective in early 2013. The new exams, like the current ones, will be made available to NAHAD Hose Safety Institute Members for testing the knowledge of employees, enabling them to provide better customer service, and providing an opportunity to recognize their achievement, as well as for meeting compliance with Hose Safety Institute membership requirements.
A final step in the development of the new exams requires conducting a Pilot Testing process, to verify the validity of all exam questions, and to determine the pass/fail score for each exam. NAHAD is seeking approximately 25 members to take each of the new open-book, online exams. Pilot exams will be offered at no cost (a $59 value), although the company must purchase at least one copy of the new Handbook (at a pre-publication price of $79 each) for review and use by the exam participants.
Participating employees should be representative of your company - inside/outside sales, warehouse persons, hose assembly fabricators, etc – and reflect a range of experience and competency, from fairly recent hires with little experience to those who are your best experts. Each online exam includes 60 - 70 multiple-choice questions, with one correct answer per question, requiring 45 to 60 minutes to complete. Candidates will be allowed to reference the Hose Safety Institute Handbook during the exam, but are encouraged to study it prior to the exams.
Once the Pilot Testing process is concluded, all participants who achieve a passing score will receive credit for successfully completing the test and will receive a Certificate of Completion. Their success will apply to meeting the company’s Hose Safety Institute membership requirements.
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