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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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