What in the Heck is the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop?
Rigging and hoisting activities are constantly evolving, which means that those carrying out these important responsibilities have to learn new strategies and tactics, how to use new technology, and stay abreast of any updates to regulatory requirements from a number of governing bodies. One way to accomplish this unfathomable task is to march up to your training manager or safety director and demand daily crane and rigging training sessions. Good luck with that.
A better option might be to attend the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop coming up June 17-19, in Edmonton, Alberta. This is the only crane and rigging training event that will broaden your technical knowledge in the crane and rigging world, bring to light the newest developments in technology, and give you the first look at new regulatory standards.
Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop vs. Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop
The Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop might sound familiar to some. This workshop event came to Edmonton in 2013, and 130+ attendees walked away with a learning experience that stood out from the crowd. The goal of the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop was to bring ITI course curriculum and technical knowledge from local subject matter experts to a regional industry center and package everything into an easily digestible 2.5 day training event.
The Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is the evolution of previous workshop training events. It offers some of the highest level courses in the crane and rigging world, taught by instructors who literally “wrote the book” on certain aspects of the industry.
One of the major changes from the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop to the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is the student material package. This year, students will walk away from the Workshop with three invaluable resource books that will no doubt be used for years to come.
Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop Student Workbook
The Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop Student Workbook contains over 150 pages of training curriculum, field resources and presentation slides from every Workshop session. This one-of-a-kind reference tool is the only place to find training curriculum from ITI, The Crosby Group, The Works International, and others in a single convenient text.
Newly Revised 2nd Edition! This title is a reference guide and engineering base for a safe execution of all heavy transports. It covers every aspect such as Hydraulic stability calculations, structural stability calculations, axle groups/suspension, dunnage & lashing, external forces such as wind, curve impact, center of gravity, and much, much more. Author Marco van Daal will serve as an instructor at the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop.
Cranes are the visible indicator of lifting activities. Lifting is everywhere in construction, everything you remove or add has to be handled, sometimes multiple times. Then there is lifting in general industry, in steel works, in fabrication, in routine handling at docks and so on. As well as being universal, lifting is also one of the most hazardous activities routinely encountered on a construction job. This book is intended to inform people planning rigging operations and point them in the direction of best practice; to alert them to pitfalls and how to avoid them; to instruct in how to do certain basic rigging engineering tasks. Author J. Keith Anderson, P.E. will serve as an instructor at the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop.
How is this Workshop Different from a Conference?
We have all attended boring conferences where you do nothing but sit in your uncomfortable seat for hours on end, listening to a single speaker. And we have all been to trade shows where attendees are looked at like a piece of meat, while all the "lions" manning the exhibit booths are ready to pounce with their overbearing sales pitches.
The Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is not like either of those nightmare situations. First and probably most importantly, Workshop sessions are interactive. Attendees are given background information and the resources to solve a complex crane or rigging issue, and then are asked to go do it! There are no “death by PowerPoint” sessions to be found here. Also, with an accomplished speaker line-up of four, the chances for “instructor burnout” are slim to none.
How to Get Started With the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop
Ok, so now you know what the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is and you know what it most definitely is not. So what is the next step? Checking out the website is a good place to start. Visit http://www.iti.com/edmonton to learn more about individual workshop sessions, speaker profiles, and the brand new venue. Another good idea is to call 780-490-6611 and ask for Marketing and Event Specialist, Sean Smith. Sean can answer any question you might have and let you know about group saving options.
Here are a few questions you might want to consider when evaluating if the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop is a fit for you:
- If you could change one thing about your current crane and rigging training process what would it be?
- Have you ever received crane and rigging training from an outside training organization?
- On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your organization’s current crane and rigging operations?
- How could a properly trained team impact your company’s bottom line?