The process for an individual to become a member of Hanns & Erving is straightforward. Upon signing a New Member Agreement with the organization, a member is given the opportunity to select up to three trade areas that they would like to contribute to. These areas include, but are not limited to architecture, engineering, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, demolition and electrical. The member shall also provide a list of regular available days and hours they intend to commit to the organization. The availability of the member is then matched to that of other members to optimize scheduling and participation.
Once their member profile is complete, the member is required to complete a one-day orientation and also participate in a two-day Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training course. Once the member has completed the orientation and safety training they will be directed to a pilot project where they shall receive instruction based on the trade areas previously selected. After 20 hours live training, the member is deployed to a project based on their relative location, skill level and trade preference.