Tomcat Hoist & Rigging Workshops Set for Feb. 16-19

PLSN Staff • News • December 8, 2010

MIDLAND, TX – Tomcat's 2011 Hoist and Rigging Workshops are set for Feb. 16-19 in Midland, Texas. The ETCP recognized training program is geared to offer hands-on-training at both the basic and advanced levels for hoists and rigging. "The curriculum is regularly enriched in response to the changing needs of the industry as well as the feedback provided by participants," noted Tomcat's instructor, Will Todd.


The hoist segment of the Hoist and Truss workshop features complete teardown and rebuild of a 1-ton Lodestar and a quarter-ton Prostar. Dave Carmack of Columbus McKinnon will cover inspection, standards and a hands-on segment devoted to advanced troubleshooting. There will also be instruction on control systems and load testing. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to take CM's certification exam.


In the Rigging & Truss workshop, G. Anthony Phillips, an ETCP certified rigger and instructor of RigRider Rigging Services, will teach about safe rigging practices and principles while Morgan Neff will instruct on fall protection practices and equipment. Participants will also have the opportunity to put these principles into live practice in a segment working on a Tomcat ground support system session.


Both workshops will also include a full day of truss instruction with Will Todd. The class includes basic and advanced concepts in truss usage, grid design, applying loads, ground support system considerations, structural design concepts and inspection techniques.


For more information, please visit www.tomcatglobal.com/workshop.html and www.tomcatglobal.com.


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