Foundations™ Workshop:

Operations & Maintenance

This is an educational workshop that qualifies for Professional Development Hours. (PDH’s)
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July 31, 2018 8:30 AM CDT Festus, MO

Book: Foundations™ for Conveyor Safety Training class based on the new book Foundations™ for Conveyor Safety

$295 per person

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Learn simple tips to improve safety and make conveyors run more efficiently

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Foundations™ Conveyor Safety workshops are based on our authoritative reference Foundations™ book. For nearly 20 years, Martin Engineering’s Foundations™ books have taught industry personnel to operate and maintain clean and safe belt conveyors.

The Operations & Maintenance workshop is a one day session that covers methods to improve the safety, performance, and payback of belt conveyors by improving system efficiency.

What you will gain

Class Summary:

Participants in the Operations & Maintenance Workshop will learn how conveyors work, how to make them run cleaner and more efficiently and how to work safely around them.

All attendees will receive a free copy of Martin Engineering’s FOUNDATION™ 4 book.

Topics Discussed:

  • Sources and causes for fugitive material
  • When to use containment, collection, suppression
  • Causes and cures for belt damage
  • Causes and cures of belt mistracking
  • How to prevent material leakage at the entry area
  • The importance of controlling belt sag
  • Ways to handle severe impact in load zones
  • Why wear liners are important to belt sealing
  • Matching belt cleaners to application conditions
  • Tips on how to improve safety


Jerad Heitzler

As program manager and lead instructor for Martin Engineering’s FOUNDATIONS™ Training Workshops, Jerad Heitzler is a leader in helping the industry learn how to make the handling of bulk materials cleaner, safer, and more productive.

Jerad started with Martin Engineering as a Customer Development Representative in 2006. He soon realized his love for presentations and for teaching about conveyor systems, and so in 2010 took over management and development of the company’s FOUNDATIONS™ Workshop program. Under his leadership the program has expanded to offer several levels of conveyor improvement workshops around the world.

Class Details


Lexington Inn
Shalimar Plaza & Conference Center
1200 West Gannon Drive
Festus, MO 63028


8:30 to 3:00
Lunch: 12:00 to 1:00
Morning and afternoon breaks


  • Continental Breakfast & Lunch
  • FOUNDATIONS™ Workbook
  • FOUNDATIONS™ for Conveyor Safety Book
  • Certificate of Completion