Eagle Academy Training Program
We want our team to feel connected to Heaviland and understand the ethos of the company. After completing the Eagle Academy, each understands the company’s history and Six Guiding Principles. The history and guiding principles of Heaviland help to bring our company closer together and work to achieve shared goals for ourselves and our customers.
Heaviland associates are expected to be able to identify safety hazards, including trip hazards and sight blocking plants, as well as understanding OSHA Safety requirements, proper use of machinery and the importance of maintaining a clean vehicle.
Best Practices in Landscaping
After completing the Eagle Academy training program, each Heaviland team member will be well-versed in the Six Deliverables:
- Green grass
- Pretty flowers
- No weeds
- No trash
- No dead plants
- Irrigation management
They will also be taught to identify and treat common pests and weeds and be instructed on the proper care and maintenance of plants and flowers. Upon completing the training program, each team member will be highly trained and ready to provide maintenance, design or installation services for your property.
An Education in Irrigation
Irrigation knowledge is important when it comes to saving our clients water and money. The three R’s of irrigation are: Recognize, Repair and Report. Recognize issues like too wet or dry areas; make the appropriate adjustments or repairs; if unable to fix the issue, flag the area and report it to a supervisor.
Heaviland associates are trained in the following areas of irrigation:
- Irrigation auditing and mapping
- Repairing broken valves and sprinkler heads
- Recognizing excessive watering areas
- Installing and repairing controllers
- Repairing main lines
- Installing low flow irrigation
- Tracing irrigation wiring
- Smart controller technology
Each Heaviland Crew Leader is taught about leadership. Being a leader means always being professional, having integrity and understanding the expectations of the company. You can rest assured knowing that the HLM team will look and act professional while on your property, and that they will work efficiently and effectively.