Screen capture of NAAA's online instructional series portal.

Screen capture of NAAA's online instructional series portal. 

The National Auto Auction Association is now providing member auctions a free instructional series for Auction Safety Certification and Lane Safety Training courses are now up online at the organization's website.

The free instructional series became available to member auctions on April 25. 

The industry recognized program One significant aspect of the industry recognized program is its two-tiered system aimed at full-time and part-time auction employees.

"Busy auto auctions have the potential to be hazardous — especially to those unaccustomed to the work environment of the lanes," NAAA Chief Executive Officer Frank Hackett noted. "So our program not only addresses improving safe practices with staff members, but also offers training to familiarize the industry's many part-time employees, and contractors with the safety conditions and issues encountered at an auction."

In the NAAA Auction Safety Certification course, staff members can view online a series of 12 short videos and take the quiz at the end of each one. A certificate is awarded documenting the completion of the training. The entire course can be done in about an hour, but participants will have up to one month from their start time to finish the program.

Temporary Agency Drivers take the 20-minute NAAA Lane Safety Training course, after which a certificate is emailed directly to them and the auction that requested the instruction.

Both instructional courses can be accessed by clicking the Safe T. Sam icon under the Education and Training section on NAAA's homepage (

Earlier this month NAAA held a Safety Summit in Dallas, Texas, with the goal of establishing best practices for using the Safe T. Sam program as it rolls out across the remarketing community.