The Better Contractor

 

Employee Training for the Lawn, Tree, & Landscape Industries

At The Better Contractor, we don’t believe in average, and we bet you don’t either. Give your crew the tools they need to succeed so that your entire company can succeed.

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The Better Contractor

Employee Training for the Contracting Industry

At The Better Contractor, we don’t believe in average, and we bet you don’t either. Give your crew the tools they need to succeed so that your entire company can succeed.

We are contractors.
We love what we do.
And we know what works.

 

We aren’t like some of the other training platforms – we are actually in the forestry and landscaping industries and actually live and breathe this work just like you do. The Better Contractor team saw a need for a more robust training platform that was specific to our industry and where the videos were more interesting and engaging for us to watch.

We realize many contractors do not have the funds for a dedicated safety director, but they still need to provide that training so that their team is still well-trained and safe on the job site.

Get Excited.

Become An Industry Leader.

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Reduce Risks

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Improved Culture and Lower Turnover

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Increase Profitability

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Better Equipment Care

Get Excited.
Become An Industry Leader.

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Reduce Risks

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Increase Profitability

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Improved Culture and Lower Turnover

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Better Equipment Care

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How does proper training help your company and team succeed?

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Create A Safety Culture

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Lower Incidents

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Improve Leadership

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Experience Less Equipment Breakdowns

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See Employee Growth and Retention

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Create Clear Expectations

Our Video Offerings

Expand your team’s knowledge and level up.

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Equipment Training

Training & Onboarding

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Safety Training

Learn to Work Safe

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Leadership Training

Succeed as a Leader

  1. Crane – Basic Operation and Safety
  2. Tree Removal – Repelling, Roping and Knots
  3. Aerial Lift /Bucket Truck – Basic Operation and Safety
  4. Canopy Trimmer -Basic Operation and Safety
  5. Chain Saw – Basic Operation and Safety
  6. Stump Grinder – Basic Operation and Safety
  7. Skidsteer and Common Attachments – Basic Operation and Safety
    • Part 1. Attachments: Grapple
    • Part 2. Attachments: Forestry Mulcher
    • Part 3. Attachments: Feller Buncher
    • Part 4. Attachments: Marshal Saw
  8. Chipper – Basic Operation and Safety
  9. Remote Controlled Equipment – Basic Operation and Safety
  10. Truck and Trailer – Basic Operation and Safety
  11. Mini Excavator – Basic Operation and Safety
  12. Lawn Mower – Basic Operation and Safety
  13. UTV – Basic Operation and Safety
  14. Defensive Driving
  15. Tractor and Bush Hog – Basic Operation and Safety
  16. Weed Trimmer – Basic Operation and Safety
  17. Skid Mount Sprayer / Herbicide Application
  1. JSA (Jobsite Safety Analysis)
  2. BBS (Behavior Based Safety)
  3. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  4. Job Site Safety
  5. Incident Reporting Procedures
  6. Equipment Inspections
  7. Safety Culture and Attitude
  8. Fall Protection
  9. Poisonous Plants
  10. Lock Out Tag Out
  11. Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Reasonable Suspicion
  12. Tool Box Talks
  13. Site Specific Action Plan
  14. House Keeping / Slips Trips and Falls**
  15. BBP and First Aid**
  16. Hot and Cold Weather Conditions
  17. Spotter and Safety Lead Training
  18. Land Agent Training for Pipeline Customers
  19. How to safely lead a crew and auditing your own crew’s safety
  20. Underground Utilities – Locating and Call before Dig
  21. Grounds Person Training / Tree Assessment
  22. Laborer Training (Grounds Person Training)
  23. Sales / Onboarding
  24. Operator Training**
  25. Tree Felling
  26. Climbing a Tree
  27. Tree Care: Pruning and Hedge Training – Basics and Safety
  1. Attracting Top Talent, Hiring and Retaining Employees*
  2. Creating Culture, Core Values and the Right Customer*
  3. Top Level Leadership*
  4. How to Review an Employee*
  5. Effective and Contagious Marketing and Branding*
  6. Scaling Your Business the Right Way*
  7. Passionate and Servant Style Leadership*
  8. Family Balance*
  9. Being the Standard Bearer and Building Culture*
  10. How to Lead a Crew*
  11. Characteristics of Top Performers*
  12. Sales and Bidding Projects*
  13. Mentoring and Coaching Your Team to Produce Future Leaders *
  14. What Does a Successful Job Entail?*
  15. When Things Go Wrong*
Equipment Training
  1. Crane – Basic Operation and Safety
  2. Tree Removal – Repelling, Roping and Knots
  3. Aerial Lift /Bucket Truck – Basic Operation and Safety
  4. Canopy Trimmer -Basic Operation and Safety
  5. Chain Saw – Basic Operation and Safety
  6. Stump Grinder – Basic Operation and Safety
  7. Skidsteer and Common Attachments – Basic Operation and Safety
    • Part 1. Attachments: Grapple
    • Part 2. Attachments: Forestry Mulcher
    • Part 3. Attachments: Feller Buncher
    • Part 4. Attachments: Marshal Saw
  8. Chipper – Basic Operation and Safety
  9. Remote Controlled Equipment – Basic Operation and Safety
  10. Truck and Trailer – Basic Operation and Safety
  11. Mini Excavator – Basic Operation and Safety
  12. Lawn Mower – Basic Operation and Safety
  13. UTV – Basic Operation and Safety
  14. Defensive Driving
  15. Tractor and Bush Hog – Basic Operation and Safety
  16. Weed Trimmer – Basic Operation and Safety
  17. Skid Mount Sprayer / Herbicide Application
Leadership Training
  1. Attracting Top Talent, Hiring and Retaining Employees*
  2. Creating Culture, Core Values and the Right Customer*
  3. Top Level Leadership*
  4. How to Review an Employee*
  5. Effective and Contagious Marketing and Branding*
  6. Scaling Your Business the Right Way*
  7. Passionate and Servant Style Leadership*
  8. Family Balance*
  9. Being the Standard Bearer and Building Culture*
  10. How to Lead a Crew*
  11. Characteristics of Top Performers*
  12. Sales and Bidding Projects*
  13. Mentoring and Coaching Your Team to Produce Future Leaders *
  14. What Does a Successful Job Entail?*
  15. When Things Go Wrong*
Safety Training
  1. JSA (Jobsite Safety Analysis)
  2. BBS (Behavior Based Safety)
  3. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  4. Job Site Safety
  5. Incident Reporting Procedures
  6. Equipment Inspections
  7. Safety Culture and Attitude
  8. Fall Protection
  9. Poisonous Plants
  10. Lock Out Tag Out
  11. Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Reasonable Suspicion
  12. Tool Box Talks
  13. Site Specific Action Plan
  14. House Keeping / Slips Trips and Falls**
  15. BBP and First Aid**
  16. Hot and Cold Weather Conditions
  17. Spotter and Safety Lead Training
  18. Land Agent Training for Pipeline Customers
  19. How to safely lead a crew and auditing your own crew’s safety
  20. Underground Utilities – Locating and Call before Dig
  21. Grounds Person Training / Tree Assessment
  22. Laborer Training (Grounds Person Training)
  23. Sales / Onboarding
  24. Operator Training**
  25. Tree Felling
  26. Climbing a Tree
  27. Tree Care: Pruning and Hedge Training – Basics and Safety

How can we help you grow your business?

Scale

Grow your business the right way. Do it from day 1. Set your staff up to succeed.

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Employee Growth

Good employees want to move up the ladder. We help and train them to do that. They are then more loyal to you for helping them grow.
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Training and Systems

You shouldn’t scale chaos and poor systems. Use our training platform to grow your team the right way. Scale success.
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Safety

Workers’ Compensation is expensive and is even more so when you don’t have a solid training program in place resulting in potential incidents. Use our training system to help better equip your team for safety success on each job.
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Industry Knowledge

Be a part of our monthly coaching (owners/managers) and continue to learn tips on leadership, marketing and growth in the contracting space.
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It’s Easy Math!

We will question your business decision-making skills if you don’t do it or see the value.

$ 4,800

Estimated cost of TBC (Annually)

$ 20,000

Estimated cost of Safety Director to Onboard and Train (Annually)

$ 20,000

Estimated Incidents and Work Comp Increase as Result (Annually)

$ Priceless

Properly Trained Employees Executing a Task

$ Priceless

Leadership Training that Helps Teams Excel

It’s Time to Level Up.

Level up your tree and lawn care business with training services that go a step above. At The Better Contractor, we don’t believe in average, and we bet you don’t either. Give your crew the tools they need to succeed.

Let’s Talk

For general inquiries, please use the contact form, or schedule a meeting with us to get started.

Phone: 618-721-2001