July 2016—A highlight of the education activity being prepared for CONEXPO next March will be a presentation by William “Hank” Dutton, Senior Technical Specialist—Construction with Travelers, on why lift directors are so important for safe lifting operations and how and why employers should comply with OSHA’s requirement.
Dutton’s presentation will be a revised and updated version of his groundbreaking and immensely successful seminar delivered at CONEXPO in 2014. “Lift directors perform a critical role in overseeing, planning and executing load handling activities on the job site,” said Dutton. “It is important to understand the responsibilities of lift directors, why employers need to be sure their lift directors are qualified, and how CCO Lift Director certification can demonstrate the competence of lift directors.”
Dutton’s session will review the key competencies and requirements for lift directors. Attendees will learn about the responsibilities for lift directors in a variety of lifting environments; the common elements that should be reviewed in lift plans; and the methods available to qualify lift directors to meet prevailing standards and best practices.
Attendance is limited and, if the last CONEXPO is anything to go by, this event may well sell out early. Book online and review the entire Crane, Rigging and Aerial Lift education track at: http://www.conexpoconagg.com/visit/education/
Lift directors perform a critical role in overseeing, planning and executing load handling activities on the job site and are increasingly being specified in bid documents.