The lifting industry plays a pivotal role in modern society, shaping the infrastructure, construction, and manufacturing sectors. From towering cranes that grace skylines to the robust forklifts maneuvering in warehouses, lifting equipment enables us to move heavy objects with ease, efficiency, and safety. On Global Lifting Awareness Day on July 13th, 2023, we get to celebrate the fascinating world of the lifting industry, its significance, our fellow key players, technological advancements, and exciting future prospects.
The lifting industry is the backbone of numerous sectors, including construction, manufacturing, logistics, and transportation. While the primary purpose is simple - to raise, lower, or move heavy loads - eliminating unnecessary risk, innate danger, and the potential for physical harm to workers is a key reason behind ITI's existence.
Fighting gravity is inherently dangerous and getting it wrong can lead to accident, injury, and even fatality. That makes lifting an extremely important, challenging, and rewarding sector to work in. - #GLAD2023 launch message
Safety is paramount in the lifting industry. Strict regulations and standards govern the design, operation, and maintenance of lifting equipment. Organizations like OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) set guidelines to ensure the well-being of workers and prevent accidents. Training Programs such as those offered at our Training Centers and via Client Site Programs as well as online through the ITI Learning Hub are crucial to promote safe practices and competent operation of lifting machinery.
ITI is proud to help drive awareness of our industry for those who are on the cusp of joining the workforce, as well as those who are looking to hone in on their skillset and progress in their careers. Without the lifting industry, many large-scale projects would be unattainable, and supply chains would suffer significant disruptions. Let's continue to lift, move, and shape the world we live in by celebrating #GLAD2023.
Industrial Training International (ITI) is a global leader in the design and delivery of learning solutions for organizations conducting crane, rigging, and load handling activities. Founded in 1986, the company originally specialized in instructor-led training, field services, and consulting. ITI has since grown to also produce live online, and on-demand courses delivered via the ITI Learning Hub and has been recognized with numerous industry association awards for its groundbreaking virtual reality crane and equipment simulations solution. For more information, visit: iti.com.