Attending Training Classes

There are two ways of attending classes at the CSCCB:

Member

There is an annual membership fee of $200.00. This fee is good for one (1) year from sign-up date. The membership must be paid before any training is available to you or your company. Once membership is paid, the training classes that you request and attend will be invoiced to you or your company. The member rate for Basic Plus is: $38.00 Site specific and specialty courses range from $8.00 to $32.00

Benefits of Membership:
Ø Cost Saving
Ø On-Line Registration
Ø Billing Privileges
Ø Historical Reports

Non-Member

All classes must be paid in full prior to the time of training. You may pay with company check, money order, debit or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). The non-member rate for Basic Plus is: $80.00. Non-member rate for site specific and specialty courses range from: $20.00 to $95.00

Note: If paying with a money order each course must be paid for separately the council does not give cash refunds.

Registration

There are two ways of registering employees at CSCCB:

On-Line at
http://www.csccb.org

This is the easiest and most convenient way to register your employees but you must be a member to register on-line. Please contact the safety council to set up your membership and receive a username and password

Plant site-specific courses can only be taken if proof of a current Basic Plus™ or Basic Plus Refresher™ can be verified or the employee is scheduled for the Basic Plus/Refresher course. Plant site-specific courses (i.e. CITGO Site Specific, Flint Hills Site Specific) must be current or scheduled before a site area course (i.e. CITGO Alky, Flint Hills Safety Lead) can be taken. You may register for Specialty classes any time no preceding courses are needed. For specialty courses not on the on-line schedule please call the Safety Council to schedule a day and time for the special class requested before registering your employee.


Ø Employees must be registered by name and SSN or Passport numbers.
Ø When using Passport numbers. Please use 0’s in front of the passport number to equal 9 digits. Example: 000456789
Ø USE ALL CAPS FOR FIRST AND LAST NAMES
Ø No characters allowed such as, (-) dashes, (/) slashes, (.) periods, ( ) spaces
Ø Combine purchase order number and job number.

Faxed

Note: you must be a member to take FLINT HILLS courses and they have to be scheduled On-Line, due to the background requirement.

Fill out Registration Forms completely. The council CANNOT alter a registration form.

Ø Print company name and enter date of training at top of registration form
Ø Sign your name as the company authorized scheduler
Ø Enter your member/non-member ID number
Ø Enter company phone where you can be reached and company fax
Ø Include Job Number or P.O. Number if applicable.
Ø PRINT the student’s name and enter their SSN on the registration form
Ø Check the appropriate circle for the courses need.

If changes need to be made to a registration form, after the form has been submitted, please print “REVISED”, on the form and resubmit.

All Faxed Registration Forms are needed by 4:00 p.m. on the day before training is to be requested. Any student that arrives for class, without being registered, will have to wait until all registered students are checked in. The student will be asked to contact his company to have a registration form faxed. Once the fax is received, the student will be placed in the next available class.

Plant site-specific courses can only be taken if proof of a current Basic Plus™ or Basic Plus Refresher™ can be verified or the employee is scheduled for the Basic Plus/Refresher course. Plant site-specific courses must be current or scheduled before a site area course can be taken. You may register for Specialty classes any time no preceding courses are needed.

Identification Requirements for Training

Basic Plus/Basic Refresher:

(Identification must be original documents, no copies or facsimiles are accepted.)

Identification documents must CONTAIN A PHOTOGRAPH and meet the following criteria:

Ø Identification must be valid; valid is defined as legal and legitimate.
Ø A state or federal government issued identification card
Ø A state or federal government issued license
Ø These documents must be unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days with renewal.
Ø A valid passport that contains a current photograph.


All Other Council Training

Subsequent to any trainee being admitted for training, he or she must present a valid Picture I.D. or appropriate I-9 identification materials. Prior to receiving a badge from the badge issuing window, an I.D. must be presented. We believe that this policy will help all parties involved assure that the training history of an individual is accurate.

Replacement Badges

There is a $5.00 charge for any replacement badges. To request a replacement badge, complete the Contractors Safety Council Registration Form in full, checking the box noted under “Replacement Badge”, found at the bottom of the form. The Contractors Safety Council does not accept cash payments.

Background Checks

You must be a member to obtain a background check on your employee. Members can only initiate the background process through the Safety Council’s web site. The background check is a requirement for Flint Hills courses. You must receive confirmation of a “Qualifying” background check and the background check code (CHK) is in the workers training history and prints on the Safety Councils badge before reporting to Flint Hills badging office.

Hours of Operation

Business hours are from 7:00am till 4:00pm Monday thru Friday. Training hours are from 6:30am till 4:00pm Monday thru Friday. The CBT lab is open from 7:00am till 4:00pm Monday thru Friday. If training is needed other than the times listed above please call 361-289-5856.




Invoice Procedures and Past Due Accounts

For the benefit of its members, the Contractors Safety Council of the Coastal Bend Inc. (CSCCB) currently invoices the member company for training classes given to their employees. All invoices are due upon receipt and are considered to be past due after thirty (30) days. Past due accounts are being handled as follows:

Notices are currently being sent to all members that have accounts that are thirty (30) days or more past due.  These notices help determine if there is a billing problem, such as, lost invoices, error in billing rates, etc.  If notices are not answered, problem areas corrected, or the invoice not paid within fifteen (15) days, it will be considered a past due account.

If any account has an invoice which is ninety (90) days or more past due, the Member Company will be denied the use of all Contractors Safety Council services, including the attendance of that member’s employees to any training program offered at the Council. 
The local refinery will be notified of your account’s delinquent status with the Contractors Safety Council of the Coastal Bend Inc.  In order to continue use of the Safety Council services, the member’s account must be paid in full.

If any member is denied services more than two (2) times, that member company will be set up on cash only account basis; the account must maintain a zero balance for a period of not less than ninety (90) days before billing services can be continued.

Please ensure that all personnel involved in the billing process for your company receives this information.  There will be no exception to this policy.  If you should have any questions concerning your account status, contact the Accounting Department at 361-289-5856 or fax to 361-289-6557.

In order for the council to continue to offer the many different programs at a minimum cost, at unscheduled times, conduct off-site training etc., your cooperation in this matter is extremely important.


Basic Orientation Plus/Basic Orientation Plus Refresher Policy

The council offers a Basic Orientation Plus Refresher course (BOPR) using Computer-Based Training (CBT) as the delivery method. However, your employees who have never completed the standard Basic Orientation Plus (Instructor- Led BOP) or whose BOP / BOPR codes on the safety council card has expired for four years will be required to register for the standard Basic Plus course.

Because the standard Basic Orientation Plus course is periodically revised by the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils (ARSC) to reflect changes in regulatory standards and accepted practices, this schedule will allow your employees to remain current in their basic safety Knowledge.