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Amanda HenryAug 29, 2018 10:54:12 AM1 min read

Rigging & Lift Planning Courses - ITI Chicago Training Center at Lifting Gear Hire HQ in Bridgeview, Illinois

Lifting Gear Hire is the largest organization in North America devoted exclusively to the provision of lifting and moving equipment for rent. Lifting Gear Hire maintains the most comprehensive inventory of hoisting, rigging, jacking, pulling, material handling, and safety equipment. Whether you need to rent a hoist for periodic tasks where expertise has to be matched with availability of the correct equipment, in sufficient quantity, Lifting Gear Hire's rental equipment is maintained in excellent condition, tested for safety, and always ready for immediate rental.

ITI has partnered with Lifting Gear Hire to bring world-class, hands-on rigging training to Chicago. Located at Lifting Gear Hire National Headquarters, the ITI Chicago Training Center now hosts open enrollment courses featuring world class crane & rigging instruction. 

November 12 - 14, Lifting Gear Hire will be hosting an ITI Rigging Gear Inspector course. Participants learn the removal criteria for wire rope, wire rope slings, synthetic web and round slings, chain slings, rigging hardware and below-the-hook lifting devices according to the applicable federal and provincial regulations as well as ASME standards. Written exams are administered and participants perform hands-on inspections of used and damaged gear to test their knowledge of the criteria learned. Participants who successfully pass the exams are issued a three-year Level I Qualification. Level II is available to those who meet on-the-job inspection requirements.

  • Course Length: 3 DaysCH_TrainingCenter_Slides_640px_02
  • Program Outcome: 2.4 CEU
  • Program Sessions
  • Wire Rope
  • Wire Rope Slings
  • Synthetic Web & Round Slings
  • Alloy Chain Slings
  • Rigging Hardware
  • Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
  • OSHA / ASME Standards

November 15 - 16, Lifting Gear Hire will be hosting the ITI Lift Director & Critical Lift Planning course. This course will prepare those who wish to take the NCCCO Lift Director Exams. The 3-day program addresses the following subjects during a series of problem-solving workshops:

  • Site - Equipment Setup and OperationLDCLP_Slides_640px_04
  • Roles, Responsibilities, and Qualification of Lift Director and Personnel
  • Lifting Operations - Personnel Assignments
  • Rigging/Rigging Decisions for Lift Planning
  • Load Charts/Using Load Charts to Prepare a Lift Plan
  • Rigging Capacities and Methods
  • Lift Plans - Sequence of Events, LHE Placement and Usage
  • Critical Lift Planning Elements - Develop, Review and Evaluation



Amanda Henry

Amanda began her career at ITI in January 2018. She has a bachelor's degree from Washington State University in Social Sciences with a primary focus in communications and a secondary focus in Psychology. As Marketing Specialist, Amanda’s responsibilities include content creation, ad campaign management, and monitoring and reporting on customer satisfaction.