The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) has announded the dates and locations for the 2019 Advanced Rigging Principles Training sessions. Twelve (Advanced Rigging Principles Courses will be hosted nationwide in 2019 and will be offered free of charge to industry employees and employers due to a Susan Harwood Training Grant (SH-05018-SH8) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.
Throughout 2019, NATE is planning to host these complimentary, grant-enabled training sessions in Grapevine, Texas; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Buffalo, New York; Tustin, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Urbana, Iowa; Glen Allen, Virginia; Kenner, Louisiana; Bellevue, Washington; St. Louis, Missouri; Mukwonago, Wisconsin and Needham, Massachusetts.
The next training course will be held on Feb. 4, 2019 in Grapevine, Texas.
The Advanced Rigging Principles curriculum will be tailored specifically to the communication tower industry and include detailed instruction on advanced industry rigging principles workers need to know such as synthetic rope, rope inspection, rigging forces and lift systems, and communication and execution of hoisting operations per the ANSI/ASSP 10.48 Standard. The training is organized into six sections that include the following subject topics:
- Section 1: Introduction to NATE and OSHA
- Section 2: State of the Industry
- Section 3: Primary Regulations, Codes, Standards, and Policies
- Section 4: Synthetic Rope
- Section 5: Rigging Forces and Lift Systems
- Section 6: Communication and Execution of Hoisting Operations
The course will also include information regarding employee and employer rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act of 1970, whistleblower complaint procedures and protection provisions.
“The Advanced Rigging Principles training progressively builds off of the Rigger Awareness Training that was developed as a result of last year’s grant and will serve to continue to educate industry employees and employers on the technical details associated with hoisting applications using synthetic rope,” stated NATE Curriculum Development Committee Member James Ruedlinger from ERI Installations, Inc.
“I would encourage all interested stakeholders to register for the training sessions in their respective regions as participation is anticipated to be high,” added Ruedlinger.
Interested participants should complete the accompanying Advanced Rigging Principles Training registration forms for the training location in their region on the Association’s 2019 Worker Training Course website page .