Irony is a funny thing. Often, the best way to analyze or view a problem, potential problem, or general situation is to strip away all noise and view in its simplest form. The irony here is that simplifying complex organizational issues is rarely, if ever a simple process. With that idea in mind, when it comes to training and continuous improvement, organizations, no matter the industry, are only as successful as their people. Whether the organization operates in aerospace, construction, manufacturing, mining, petrochemical, power generation, or pulp and paper, “success” is accomplished via a combination of planning, processes, and a highly skilled workforce. Getting individual team members to the level of “highly skilled” is a combination of a commitment to training as well as experience. On the training and continuous improvement end of the spectrum, here are three courses for every industrial team member.
Let’s start with the obvious – not every team member is going to perform rigging and load handling tasks. Now that we have established that truth, let’s go for another – load handling, and in turn rigging applications and inspection, are among the highest risk tasks performed in the industrial space and inherently connected to all other facets of the operation. Ergo, even if team members and supervisors aren’t directly performing rigging and load handling tasks, it’s probably a good idea that all connected individuals are at least aware of the basics, right? Baseline knowledge is exactly what Introduction to Rigging provides!
At four hours in duration, Introduction to Rigging focuses on the following learning objectives:
- Rigging Identification
- Rigging Hardware
- Steel Slings
- Synthetic Slings
- Hitch Capacities
- Sling Protection
Try it! Introduction to Rigging is available via a 15-day free trial of ITI Online!
Likely to be a “refresher” for most team members, Mathematics in the Plant applies to nearly every operation or task performed at the plant level. The course begins (as it should) with the basics, but moves on to cover more advanced concepts including:
- Formulas for Problem Solving
- Trigonometric Functions
Try it! Mathematics in the Plant is available via a 15-day free trial of ITI Online!
Humans and conflict are a thing. Even highly productive organizations, teams, and even partnerships are not immune to conflict. Disagreements or differing opinions are often healthy and uncover the optimal path forward; that being said, the approach taken by individuals in handling a conflict is often the determining factor as to whether the situation ends up revealing a solution or grows into a larger issue. Conflict Resolution in Industrial Facilities provides insight into the best practices of handling conflict, specifically in the industrial setting.
Try it! Conflict Resolution in Industrial Facilities is available via a 15-day free trial of ITI Online!
Regardless of industry or specific role, some concepts and skills are universally recognized as essential to all teams that fall under the umbrella of technical work. The three courses discussed are a fantastic start, but are far from a complete industrial training plan! Reserve some time to discuss a full-fledged industrial training plan with a Training Solutions Advisor via ITI Online today! The courses discussed, in addition to over 1,000 industrial learning objectives, are available as single course purchases and through enterprise licensing solutions via ITI Online. Or investigate for yourself, with a FREE 15-day free trial!