On Friday, March 9th there were nine (9) Semper Tek Project Managers and Superintendents who attended and passed the Kentucky Certified Healthcare Contractor class and examination offered in Lexington, KY. The program was sponsored by the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers.
Prior to attending the on-site class, our employees participated in a six-hour online course called “Safe Day One” about hospital construction safety. The in-person program furthered our employees’ knowledge and understanding about the concerns of the healthcare facilities in regards to patient safety, patient privacy, infection control and risk assessment.
At the end of the in-person course each of our employees took a certification exam. All nine (9) of our employees passed the exam and are now designated as a Kentucky “Certified Healthcare Contractor.” This certification will be valid for 3 years.
The Semper Tek employees who earned the Kentucky Certified Healthcare Contractor credential are:
The course attended by our employees will enhance our ability to better serve our clients at the various VAMC campuses where we perform construction. In addition to these newly trained and credentialed professionals for the state of Kentucky, Semper Tek employs F. Jason Brinkmoeller, CHC, who is one of only five people in the state of Kentucky, and the only employee of a SDVOSB-firm in the state, to hold the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) designation. Mr. Brinkmoeller first earned this designation in 2014 and recertified in 2017. His current designation is valid through October 2020. This stringent certification examination tests the individual’s knowledge of building codes standards, Life Safety Code, National Electric Code, SMACNA, Plumbing Code, OSHA regulations, Infection Control guidelines.
Semper Tek is committed to providing our employees with continuous training and specialized education to enhance our ability to serve our clients and provide state-of-the-art hospital contruction.