Safety & Training
AMEC's Risk Management and Training Department works to develop and enhance the technical and professional abilities of Missouri electric cooperative employees. Particular emphasis is placed on training linemen, meter technicians and other employees with technical expertise.
The department is also charged with maintaining safety practices at Missouri's electric cooperatives to reduce the possibility of injury to co-op personnel and the public. Training activities are conducted both on-site at member system facilities and at AMEC's state-of-the-art training facility. In addition to training, AMEC's Risk Management Department also provides a professional dielectric testing service to ensure that the equipment cooperatives use is safe. The department also works closely with MECIP, the Missouri Electric Co-ops Insurance Plan, in order to hold the line on workman's compensation claims.
The activities also considered by the AMEC Training and Development Committee are those primarily concerned with improving the professional and technical abilities of Missouri REC managers, directors and employees. These activities include workshops and conferences developed by statewide, programs offered through NRECA management services, conferences developed by REC employee groups and others. The objective is to keep our REC managers, directors and employees abreast of the latest safety procedure and managerial, professional and technical developments in the highly complex electric industry.