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Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop eBook Now Available

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jul 29, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop eBook Now Available

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has been conducting crane, rigging, and lifting open-enrollment educational events since 1986. The natural evolution of these events has led to the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop, with the next event taking place in Fort McMurray, Alberta, November 12 - 14. 

About 70% of the Workshop curriculum will come directly from ITI courses, with the remaining instruction coming from guest instructors, Marco van Daal (international heavy transport expert), Jeff Dacey P. Eng. (Bantrel), and George Hammel (Crosby). 

To gain a better understanding of what is ahead of Fort McMurray attendees, the ITI Workshops Division has made a Workshop Preview eBook available to all for free download. The Preview eBook contains:

  • ITI Workshops: Introduction
  • Instructor Profiles
  • Workshop Agenda
  • Venue Information
  • What To Do In Fort McMurray
  • And More!
E-Book Download

Learn more at http://iti.com/oilsands or call 780-490-6611. 

Topics: ITI Workshops, rigging training, crane training, Heavy Transport

Crane Operation & OSHA: What You Need to Know

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jul 1, 2014 12:04:00 PM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
Email: jonah@iti.com

Crane Operation & OSHA: What You Need to Know

Do you have questions about the upcoming changes to OSHA requirements regarding crane operation?

The Showcase Webinar Series is a monthly, educational webinar hosted by ITI President/Technical Director Mike Parnell. ITI Showcase Webinar Series LogoThe free, one-hour sessions cover topics relevant to organizations conducting lifting activities.

The upcoming July 16, 2014 webinar entitled Crane Operation & OSHA: What You Need to Know will feature Guest Presenter Debbie Dickinson, Executive Director, Crane Institute Certification, and expand on the following learning points:

  • OSHA’s proposed delay and what that means for certification
  • July 2014 OSHA meeting results
  • Qualification vs. Certification
  • ANSI and CIC
  • New certification programs for mechanic truck operators and lift directors

The live event will feature an interactive question and answer session with host, Mike Parnell, and guest, Debbie Dickinson, allowing participants to expand on a number of OSHA issues and scenarios.

Click here to register!

To learn more about ITI or the ITI Webinars Division, visit iti.com/webinars or call 800-727-6355.

Topics: rigging training, crane training, osha

New Video! "We are ITI."

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jun 26, 2014 6:38:00 AM

We Are ITI

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has released a new video. We tried to exemplify our mission statement - To be regarded as the world's foremost provider of educational and technical services for those who use cranes, rigging, and load handling equipment.  Enjoy.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below!


Topics: rigging training, crane training, ITI, Lift Planning Training

Edmonton Training Center Courses Receive LEEA Accreditation

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jun 4, 2014 6:22:00 AM

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Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager 
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355 
Email: jonah@iti.com

Edmonton Training Centre Courses Receive LEEA Accreditation

After undergoing a site audit and instructor evaluation in May of 2014, Industrial Training International (iti.com) is pleased to announce that all courses conducted at the new ITI Edmonton Training Centre have been accredited by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).

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ITI went through the same procedure at its Woodland, Washington Headquarters and Training Center in 2012. Completion of the process lead to ITI becoming the first professional training company in North America to be LEEA accredited. 

The audit and evaluation process entailed: 

  • A corporate audit of ITI as an organization
  • A complete audit of all course curriculum and examination processes of ITI
  • Individual presentation-skill audits of all ITI instructors
  • Facility audit to determine compliance of ITI Training Centres

Courses offered at the ITI Edmonton Training Centre that are now LEEA Accredited include:LEEA Accredited

About LEEA

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.  The Association has played a key role in this specialized field for over half aLEEA Logo century, from training and standards setting to health and safety, the provision of technical and legal advice, and the development of examination and licensing systems.

The LEEA was founded in 1944 as the Chain Testers' Association of Great Britain.  The name was changed to its present form in 1988 to more accurately reflect the activities of their worldwide Membership.  On January 1, 2000 LEEA became a company limited by guarantee and is owned and financed by Members. 

Topics: LEEA, rigging training, crane training, Edmonton Training Centre

The 2014 Q1 Recipient of the ITI Scholarship is...

Posted by Industrial Training International on May 9, 2014 10:06:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
Email: jonah@iti.com

The 2014 Q1 Recipient of the ITI Scholarship is...

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has drawn its quarterly “ITI Scholarship” ITI Scholarshipfor Q1 2014. The ITI Scholarship Program grants the winner free registration to a training course of their choice. The recipient of the ITI Scholarship has the opportunity to:

  • Attend a training course of their choice at an ITI Training Center in North America, choosing from three world-class training facilities located in: 
    • Woodland, Washington
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Learn directly from industry experts by seeing, speaking, and doing
  • Build skills that will further their career and the industry as a whole

ITI congratulates Soleil Aellen, EHS Admin, Wajax as the 2014 Q1 scholarship recipient. 

Industrial Training International is committed to its mission to be regarded as the world’s foremost provider of educational and technical services for those who use cranes, rigging, and load handling equipment. 

The ITI Scholarship is awarded one time per quarter. All entrants will be notified of each quarterly winner. The Scholarship covers ITI Course Registration Fees only and must be used in a single visit. To apply for the ITI Scholarship please visit iti.com/iti-scholarship

For more updates on ITI news and events, be sure to visit the ITI Newsroom at iti.com/news.

Topics: rigging training, crane training, Scholarship

Accident Investigation Course Set for April 14-15

Posted by Industrial Training International on Apr 1, 2014 9:04:00 AM

Accident Investigation Course Set for April 14-15

Industrial Training International (iti.com), a world leader in crane and rigging training, is gearing up to host its first crane and rigging accident investigation training course of 2014. Set for April 14-15, at the ITI Woodland, Washington Training Center and officially titled, Accident Investigation for Cranes, Rigging and Material Handling Operations, the course will feature three accident scenes to be analyzed by participants. Scenes include a mobile crane, rigging, and forklift accident.



The ultimate goal of those who perform lifting activities is to complete lifts while staying accident free; unfortunately, lifting accidents occur worldwide on an almost daily basis. ITI’s Accident Investigation Course is the first step an organization can take to prepare for proper response to a load handling incident.

“Our Field Services team has conducted accident investigations for nearly 30 years. We wanted to bring what we've learned to organizational management teams, so that they would have the knowledge and skills to conduct internal investigations and help prevent future incidents,” commented Mike Parnell, President/CEO of ITI.

Major Investments in the Course

To do the Accident Investigation course justice, and the "ITI way", a substantial investment was made in both human capital and physical assets. After hundreds of man-hours were spent in planning and course development, ITI Instructors systematically tipped over a Grove TM-180 (18-ton truck-mounted crane) at the ITI Training Center in Woodland, Washington. A "dropped load" rigging accident was also setup as well as a forklift, which was turned onto its side.

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Learning Objectives

Students participating in the Accident Investigation Course will work in investigative teams to determine causation, violations, and corrective actions. 

Learning Objectives include:

  • Understanding Equipment Operations
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  • Federal, State and Provincial Regulations and Standards

  • Operator/Rigger Assignments & Performance

  • Fact vs. Fiction

  • Leading Cause Identification

  • Violations of Corporate and Jurisdictional Requirements

  • Corrective Action Plan 

Following a successful pilot program in September 2013, the April dates mark the first of three sessions scheduled for 2014. A limited number of seats are available for the April Course, with the latter two sessions taking place:

Pricing for the open-enrollment course is $1,195 per student. Please contact ITI for customer-location pricing.

Register for the April 14-15  Accident Investigation Course!

For more information please visit iti.com/accident-investigation-course or call 1-800-727-6355 to speak with a member of the ITI Training Solutions Team today.

Topics: rigging training, crane training, accident investigation

What in the Heck is the Advanced Rigging & Lifting Workshop?

Posted by Industrial Training International on Mar 27, 2014 4:11:00 PM

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. ARLW EdmontonThis 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. 

The Art of Heavy Transport

Newly Revised 2nd Edition! This title is a reference guideThe Art of Heavy Transport 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.

Rigging Engineering Basics

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 Rigging Engineering Basicsthere 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?
Register for the Workshop!

Topics: rigging training, crane training

Houston Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop Delights, Educates and Inspires Attendees

Posted by Industrial Training International on Mar 6, 2014 5:45:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sean Smith, Marketing & Events Specialist
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
Email: sean@iti.com

Houston Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop Delights, Educates and Inspires Attendees

Gulf Coast lifting and transport challenges addressed

More than 90 heavy lift and transport leaders congregated in Houston, Texas on February 19-21 for the Heavy Rigging & Transport WorkshopHRTW   Keith AndersonThe interactive training event aimed to fulfill its mission of – Improving lifting operation by educating organizational leaders, and according to attendees, the Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop did just that. The Houston event was highlighted by an impressive lineup of subject matter experts,an outstanding group of event partners, and included valuable take-home references for all in attendance.  

Presenters and instructors at the Workshop truly represented a “who’s who” of thought leaders in the heavy rigging, lifting and transport industries. The lineup included:

Attendees tabbed the Stability Considerations in Lifting Arrangements Session (J. Keith Anderson), as a Workshop favorite.  Other favored sessions included:

The Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop featured a student material set that has to be considered world-class. All in attendance walked away with a bundle of resources that will prove to be important reference tools for years to come. Student resources included:

The Art of Heavy Transport

Author: Marco van DaalThe Art of Heavy Transport

Retail Value: $199.95

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.

Rigging Engineering Basics

Author: J. Keith Anderson, P.E.Rigging Engineering Basics

Retail Value: $139.00

When you pass a construction job site, what do you invariably see? Crane booms. When someone wants to illustrate "construction", pictures of what do they reach for? Cranes. 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.

Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop Workbook

Retail Value: Not available for re-saleHRTW Workbook

The Heavy Rigging & Transport 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, Shell, Barnhart Crane and Rigging, and others in a single convenient text. 

The success of the Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop would not have been possible without the participation of an outstanding group of exclusive event partners. These organizations added to the Workshop by demonstrating cutting edge technology, products, services and standards. Workshop partners included:

Gold Partner

Silver PartnersHRTW Partners

Bronze Partners

Media Partners

The Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop is the first of four ITI Workshop Events scheduled for 2014. Next on the schedule is the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop, June 17–19, in Edmonton, Alberta at the DoubleTree by Hilton-West Edmonton. To maintain an optimal learning environment, attendance is limited to 150. Reserve your spot today by visiting heavyriggingworkshop.com.  

Please contact Sean Smith, Marketing & Events Specialist, with questions about ITI Workshop Events at 1-800-727-6355 or sean@iti.com.

Topics: rigging training, Heavy Transport Training

The First Recipient of the ITI Scholarship is…

Posted by Industrial Training International on Jan 30, 2014 11:53:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jonah Hobson, Marketing Manager
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
Email: jonah@iti.com

The First Recipient of the ITI Scholarship is...

Industrial Training International (iti.com) has drawn its quarterly “ITI Scholarship” ITI Scholarshipfor Q4 2013.  The ITI Scholarship Program grants the winner free registration to a training course of their choice.  The recipient of the ITI Scholarship has the opportunity to:

  • Attend a training course of their choice at an ITI Training Center in North America, choosing from three world-class training facilities located in: 
    • Woodland, Washington
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Learn directly from industry experts by seeing, speaking, and doing.
  • Build skills that will further their career and the industry as a whole.

“It was exciting to see the number of applicants we had for this initial scholarship.  We wanted to give an opportunity to people who hunger for knowledge and learning to come to our facilities, free of charge,” said Zack Parnell, Vice President & COO, ITI.

ITI congratulates Allyson Bristow, EHS Business Manager, International Paper as the first ITI Scholarship recipient. 

Industrial Training International is committed to its mission to be regarded as the world’s foremost provider of educational and technical services for those who use cranes, rigging, and load handling equipment. 

The ITI Scholarship is awarded one time per quarter. All entrants will be notified of each quarterly winner. The Scholarship covers ITI Course Registration Fees only and must be used in a single visit.  To apply for the ITI Scholarship please visit iti.com/iti-scholarship

For more updates on ITI news and events, be sure to visit the ITI Newsroom at iti.com/news.

Topics: rigging training, crane training, Scholarship

5 Reasons this Houston Crane & Rigging Training Event is a Can't Miss

Posted by Sean Smith on Jan 14, 2014 4:29:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sean Smith, Marketing & Events Specialist
Telephone: 1-800-727-6355
Email: sean@iti.com

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The Heavy Rigging & Transport Workshop in Houston is the next stop on the 2014 ITI Workshop Tour and is packed with incredible speakers and interactive training opportunities!hrtw-248x139

ITI Workshops are designed to provide interactive training and world class speakers to "lifting leaders" in their organizations.  The event will focus on rigging, lifting and transport challenges faced by companies in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. 

Here are five reasons the Heavy Rigging & Lifting Workshop is a can't miss training event!

1. Rigging Engineering Basics, by Keith Anderson, Chief Rigging Engineer at Bechtel

Each participant will receive Mr. Anderson's new book Rigging Engineering Basics, a $139 value. Mr. Anderson will be speaking and instructing out of his book regarding rigging engineering activities.

2. The Art of Heavy Transport, by Marco van Daal, Owner at The Works International

Each participant will also receive Mr. van Daal's book The Art of Heavy Transporta $199 value.  He will also host two extended sessions at the Workshop in which he will discuss actual executed transports that aid the understanding of the various subjects.

3. Shell, Barnhart, Bechtel, ITI, Crosby, The Works International

The speaker lineup for this event is, well, robust:

  • Mike Parnell, President/CEO - Industrial Training International
    • ASME B30 Vice Chairman (Cranes & Riggign), ASME P30 Chairman (Lift Planning)
  • Marco van Daal, PE - Owner - The Works International
    • World-leading expert on heavy transport; formerly with Mammoet
  • Keith Anderson - Chief Rigging Engineer - Bechtel
    • ASME P30 Member and leading expert in rigging engineering
  • Roger "Skip" Ohman, Jr., P.E. - Technical Adviser - The Crosby Group
    • Leading expert on rigging hardware and author of majority of Crosby Training Curriculum
  • Jim Yates, P.E. - SVP of Engineering & Technical Services - Barnhart Crane & Rigging
    • ASME P30 Member and leading expert on heavy lift and transport
  • Ken Reynolds - Lifting & Hoisting Team Leader - Shell Exploration & Production
    • ASME B30 Member and oversight of Shell's lifting and hoisting program

4. Industry Leading Workshop Partners

In addition to these presenters there are also some great partners who will be on site and available for attendees to ask questions, learn about new products and place orders. Buckner Heavy Lift Cranes, Delta Rigging & Tools, Lonestar Rigging, Lifting Gear Hire, Barnhart Cranes & Rigging, Bishop Lifting Products, LEEA, Dearborn Companies and CAROL Rigging & Lifting Engineering will be present and are prepared to assist the attending organizations with their rigging, lifting and transport needs.

5. Incredible Venue

ITI and all of the scheduled speakers and industry vendors are looking forward to visiting Houston, the Energy Capital of the World!  This event will be hosted at the Hilton Houston North, in the heart of the Energy Corridor. The Workshop will be an awesome interactive training experience that attendees will find extremely valuable and enjoyable. 

For more information about this event or other ITI Workshops, please visit us at www.iti.com/workshops.

To reserve your seat at the Worshop please click here.

Topics: rigging training, crane training, transport training