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Sparrows Group and ITI Announce a Strategic Partnership to Expand Crane and Rigging Training Solutions

Sparrows Group and Industrial Training International (ITI), the respective offshore and onshore crane and rigging training leaders, will collaborate to form a powerhouse of associated industry training solutions for clients. 

Customers with operations in the Gulf of Mexico will gain additional benefits as both parties have agreed to partner at Sparrows' training center in Houma, Louisiana. The facility located at 298 Thompson Road, is a key offshore hub and is less than sixty miles from New Orleans, eighty-five miles south of Baton Rouge and one hundred miles from Lafayette to the west. 




OSHA Crane Rule Enforcement Delay Proposed

On June 6, 2017, OSHA (via the Federal Register), announced that the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), will hold a teleconference meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a proposed extension to the enforcement date of OSHA’s ballyhooed crane operator certification requirement in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard. The proposed extension is for one additional year, with the final crane rule going into effect November 10, 2018. OSHA’s proposal effects the existing employer responsibility to ensure that crane operators are “trained and competent,” with the employer duty also being extended until November 2018.




78% OFF NCCCO Swing Cab Practical

ITI is offering a special pricing event for students willing to participate in a research study on our brand-new Virtual Reality (VR) Mobile Crane Simulator.


This study follows positive feedback on our VR units from crane operators at the recent CONEXPO exhibition. For students willing to participate in the study, ITI will provide students with an NCCCO Swing Cab Practical Exam for just $99.00 (reg. price $450.00) which is inclusive of all NCCCO fees.  You will be asked to conduct several tasks on the VR Simulator similar to those you will encounter on the actual crane exam. Students should plan on allowing up to one hour of additional time to participate in the study.


Please note that the data gathered from the VR study is for NCCCO informational purposes only and will in no way affect your results on the actual crane exam. The exam will be conducted on a 100 ton Tadano GR – 1000XL. No practice time will be offered for purchase for this special testing event. Be a part of this exciting new technology and contribute to our ongoing efforts to improve safety in the Crane and Rigging Industry!


Call 832.324.4613 or 360.225.1100 for more information and to reserve your spot!



Experience the VR Advantage

In a survey of more than 600 respondents, owners of legacy, 2D simulators were asked, "How likely are you to recommend your organization's simulator to others?" The resulting Net Promoter Score (NPS is a standard customer satisfaction metric) of -16% (that's not a good score). Check out upcoming industry events where you can demo ITI VR Simulators and experience the VR Advantage!


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Master Rigger 6/26
Intermediate Rigging 7/11
NCCCO Rigger I Exams 7/13
NCCCO Signalperson Exams 7/14
Mobile Crane Operator - Initial 7/17
Mobile Crane Operator 7/24
Authorized Person 8/14
Equipment Inspector 8/14
Rigging Gear Inspector I/II 8/15
NCCCO Rigger Level I/II Prep 6/26
NCCCO Rigger I/II Exams  6/29
NCCCO Mobile Crane Operator Exams 7/6
NCCCO Mobile Crane Operator Prep 7/10
NCCCO Mobile Crane Operator Exams 7/13
NCCCO Rigger Prep Course TX 7/17
NCCCO Rigger Exams 7/20
Intermediate Rigging 6/12
Rigging Gear Inspector I/II 6/14
Fall Protection: Authorized Person 8/7
Fall Protection: Equipment Inspector 8/7
Overhead Crane Inspector 8/9
Intermediate Rigging 8/28
Lift Director & Critical Lift Planning 8/30
Master Rigger 6/19
Basic Rigging & Inspection 7/10
Overhead Crane Operator AB 7/11
Master Rigger 7/24
ITI Qualified Rigger and Qualified Signalperson Exams 7/28



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