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Lift Planning Procedure, Considerations, and Execution

Lift Planning Procedure, Considerations, and Execution

This course introduces participants to commonly used alternatives for heavy load handling. Participants will learn about engineering considerations and optimal applications for vertical and horizontal load handling systems including strand jacks, telescopic gantry systems, lift towers, and skidding systems. Course includes lectures, reading assignments, exercises and exams. This course is accredited by LEEA and approved by ASME for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in compliance with the IACET Standard.

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Lift Planning

Major Considerations; 8 Consideration Points; Analyzing Risk; Modularization; Human Performance Management


– Analyze a lift plan through a strenuous safety framework.
– Develop a risk assessment table, which includes hazard elimination and risk mitigation methods.
– Design a lift planning policy.
– Evaluate the trend of modularization and when modular construction and installation is optimal.
– Optimize load modularization methods.

Lesson 2: Building Lift Plans

Major Considerations; Load Handling Roles & Responsibilities; Load Handling Factors; Preparing a Lift Plan; Lifting Personnel; Lift Planning Meeting; Lift Planning Software Overview


– Identify the responsibilities of personnel involved in lift planning and load handling activities based on regulations and standards.
– Determine responsibility based on the OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1400 regulation and the ASME P30.1 Lift Planning Standard.
– Analyze the 10-points of lift planning framework found in the ASME P30.1 Standard.
–Decide which lift planning software to utilize based on project requirements.

Lesson 3: Executing Lift Plans

Engineering Considerations; Carne Accident Studies and Statistics; Accident Analysis and Case Studies

– Employ statistical analyses to determine the risk of load handling activities to reduce crane and rigging accidents.
– Evaluate accident categories to better mitigate the