Spring, Texas - A free, interactive program from Bayer MaterialScience llc provides an introduction to proper application and installation of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation and speciality coatings, and is now available in Spanish.
Bayer's 'Applicator Fundamentals Program,' is a free, interactive, online course, geared toward contractors and applicators, which covers the basics of SPF application, equipment, and safety.
The company developed this program to promote use of SPF insulation and roofing in residential and commercial applications. It has seven modules: an overview, jobsite and spray-rig preparation, equipment operation, wall application, roof application, and coatings.
Bayer has offered the program in English at www.spf.bayermaterialscience.com for more than a year and says, combined with the Center for the Polyurethane Industries (CPI) SPF Chemical Health and Safety Online Training program, this provides a best practices guide to safe spray polyurethane foam products and uses.
Completion of both these programs is needed to enroll in Bayer's hands-on Applicator Information Program.
"Our contractors have been asking for a Spanish version of the Applicator Fundamentals Program ever since we released the original English program," said RJ Anderson, technical service manager, BMS Spray Insulation and Roofing Materials, in a company statement.
"Better information benefits the entire SPF industry, yet we know SPF applicators have the most critical need for current safety and best practices information. Now, Spanish-speaking applicators across the country have easy access to a program that informs them about job site safety and SPF installation."