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Lift Director & Critical Lift Planning

3 Days
Lift Planning
2.4 CEUs
Roles, Responsibilities, and Qualification of Lift Director and Lift Planning Personnel

ITI's Lift Director and Critical Lift Planning Course is a "must" for all team members connected to the lift planning process. The Lift Director portion of the course addresses the responsibilities of a Lift Director as identified by 29CFR1926.1400 (Federal OSHA), ASME P30.1 Lift Planning and ASME B30.5 Mobile and Locomotive Cranes. Participants are provided an outline of the recommended knowledge and skill subjects that should be mastered in order to become a competent Lift Director. A hands-on session is offered that involves the completion of a lift plan. The Critical Lift portion of the course focuses on the process of assessing risks, the compilation of crane and rigging data, crane operating areas, rigging methods, a safety checklist, personnel competencies and assignments, a proposed sequence of events, contingency plans and other category items as recommended in ASME P30.1 Lift Planning. Participants will formulate a series of lift plans based on multiple scenarios and then will be challenged to solve a variety of problem-solving workshops related to partially completed plans (quiz format).

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Lift Director & Critical Lift Planning

Course Subjects

Roles & Responsibilities of the Lift Director

The trainee will be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the Lift Director as they pertain to OSHA and ASME standards.

Using Load Charts to Prepare a Lift Plan

The trainee will be introduced to Load Chart components and learn how to properly utilize Load Chart data in the formation of a Lift Plan.

Load Chart Workshop

The trainee will apply the knowledge gained from the previous section and the Tadano load charts provided and complete the workshops.

Rigging Decisions for Lift Planning

The trainee will be introduced to various types of rigging gear, their respective inspection criteria, and their proper applications to loads to be lifted. The trainee will also be introduced to various reference cards that can be utilized during the lift planning process.

Rigging Capacities

The trainee will use the reference cards introduced in Chapter 3 to determine the load’s center of gravity, calculate load share and sling leg tension. The information will ultimately be used to select rigging components that meet or exceed anticipated load shares and/or sling leg tension.

Critical Lift Planning Elements

The trainee will utilize their gained knowledge to complete a hydraulic crane lift planning exercise and a lattice boom crane lift planning exercise.

Additional OSHA Standards
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1408 – Power line Safety (up to 350 kV) – equipment operations
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1417 - Operations
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1424 – Work Area Control

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Daily Training Schedule

All participants will receive the following student materials:

  • ITI Lift Director & Critical Lift Planning Student Workbook
  • Rigging Gear Inspection Reference Card
  • Horizontal Lift Reference Card
  • Mobile Crane Operator Reference Card
  • ASME B30.5 Mobile Cranes
  • ASME B30 Responsibilities Reference Card
  • ASME P30.1 Lift Planning

Days 1-3

Mix of classroom and hands-on practical time.

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Student Testimonials

Words of wisdom from former students who've completed the Master Rigger Course at ITI

“As the media reminds us of the high rates of accidents occurring to operators and riggers, we at Cianbro Companies strive to provide our employees with the skills and knowledge of how to prevent an accident. In the past our company has received Master Rigging Training from Industrial Training International. They offer a hands-on approach by providing rigging gear inspection, proper rigging procedures and load control using almost any vertical or horizontal rigging system. The classroom teaching techniques and hands-on learning exercises that we have received from the Industrial Training International group has guided our company in creating our own successful in house rigging training program. The Industrial Training International crew and facilities are truly a world class group, solely dedicated to educating and improving the crane and rigging world.”

The late George ArsenaultFormer Rigging Training Coordinator, Cianbro Companies

“After attending ITI’s Master Rigger training course back in 2006 we knew that the Boilermakers had found the absolute direction in which we should take our rigging training - hands-on, action-packed, and engaging. ITI has since trained-up dozens of Boilermakers, is assisting in the implementation and design of the Local 146 Training Centre, and we are utilizing ITI’s rigging training program - tailoring it specifically for Boilermaker-related rigging. We anticipate using ITI’s program for years to come for our members across Canada...”

Grant JacobsDirector of National Training, Boilermakers National Training Trust

“I would like to let you know about the Master Rigging Training course that I attended in January.  It was by far the best course I’ve taken in my professional career. I learned more about rigging overall as well as specific details about questions I had about rigging than I could have imagined. One of the aspects of this course that I feel made it so effective was the hands-on portions of each day. It was a combination of learning the technical aspects as well as gaining “real world” experience in one fell swoop. Les was a great instructor and I believe that he only made the course better by both being able to explain the why, as well show the how, when it came to any question or challenge about rigging that arose throughout the week. I look forward to taking more classes through ITI and have the utmost confidence that they will be as beneficial as the Master Rigger course.”

Rob MillerCSP, OHST, Ameren Services

“The Master Rigger course is the best course I've taken yet in crane and rigging fundamentals. Jim Cox, ITI's Instructor for the course, was as good as it gets for teaching this material. I'm looking forward to my next course at ITI.”

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