Safety Marking Learning Academy

 Safety | Qualification | Just-in-Time | Leadership

These video courses and tutorials provide essential training on:

        • safe operations,

        • equipment qualifications,

        • daily and routine procedures,

        • and the professional skills needed for maintaining a successful operation.

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Become an Expert

Watching these videos will help you build a foundation upon which to create a career at Safety Marking.  There is a great deal more to Pavement Marking than one might imagine.  Be patient and learn how to maintain and operate our equipment.  Also, learn the why and how of what we do so that you can be safe, effective, and efficient.  We respect success and we want you to be successful.

Build Your Skill Set

Nothing builds confidence like skills.  The more capable we are as individuals, the more effective our crews will be.

Use these videos to begin building the Operational skills necessary for success at Safety Marking.



















Learn by Doing

There’s nothing like doing to help us learn.  So, although video is a great way to see and hear content, we must get our hands in the learning to truly comprehend the subject matter and acquire the necessary job skills.

Every job requires teamwork.  We work together.  We leave the yard as a team, and we return as a team.  Safety Marking thrives on teamwork.  Nothing we do can be done by a single person.  Learn together.  Work together.  Succeed together.  That’s SAMETEAMThat’s Safety Marking.

Achieve Your Goals

Have Goals?

Great question.  What do you want to learn?  Do?  Accomplish?  Set your sights on these, go to work, and create success.  These videos will help you create a foundation for further development.













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Essential Topics

All Road Crew employees begin with the Core FourHand Grinders, Grinding Trucks, Paint Machines, and Paint Trucks. 


Videos are always available for refreshing your memory.  However, in order to become qualified on equipment, you must: 

1) take the full course,

2) log the mandatory hours, 

3) pass the hands-on Job Performance Measure.

Hand Grinders

Hand Grinders:  Von Arx and Graco Grindlazers go where the larger trucks can’t.  They are used every day and require careful operation to avoid damaging road surfaces.

Grinding Trucks: Non-CDL & CDL

Grinding trucks are both Non-CDL (10, 11, & 12) and CDL Required (16, 17 & 18).  G-16 & G-18 are Dual Carriage, and G-17 is equppied with a lift-crane.    

Paint Trucks

We rely on our MB and MRL paint trucks every day and night to deliver the best results.  Operating and maintaing them requires a great team effort and specialized expertise.  

Paint Machines

The Graco Line Lazer paint machine is one of the most frequently used pieces of equipment and requires frequent maintenance to get the best results.  


The materials have to flow smoothly and evenly from the trucks and that means our crews need to understand how accumulators and pumps work to provide consistent pressure.   

Commercial Truck Inspections

The Connecticut State Police present a thorough presentation on the details of a Commercial Truck Inspection.  From registration and insurance to load securement, they explain how a successful inspection starts with a professional pre-trip of your vehicle befor leaving the yard.

On-Board Furnaces

There are three types of furnaces used on our trucks.  Use this video to gain valuable technical know-how on the Webasto, Beckett, and Wayne furnaces used for Epoxy, Paint, and Thermo.

Jet Dryer

When our customers need us no matter the weather, we rely on the Jet Dryer.  This machine instantly turns wet and cold into warm and dry so we can get on with striping.  

Commercial Truck Inspection

The Pre-Trip is crucial for many reasons, the foremost is your personal safety and the safety of the motoring public.  Learn where to look, what to look for, and how to report your findings when maintenance or repairs are needed.  Regular maintenance helps prevent accidents, catches minor repairs before they turn into costly downtime, and allows us to meet our customers’ needs on time.