Rigging Engineering Basics Now Available

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J. Keith Anderson, Chief Rigging Engineer for Bechtel, offers his contribution to the rigging and hoisting industry with a dynamic, educational title: Rigging Engineering Basics.  A comprehensive “bible” for rigging engineers, lift planners, advanced riggers, field engineers, site supervisors, and the like, Rigging Engineering Basics is an essential reference guide for all personnel involved in rigging and lift planning activities.

Rigging Engineering Basics is intended to inform key employees planning riggingoperations and point them in the direction of best practices, bring to light pitfalls and how to avoid them, and offer instruction of certain basic rigging engineering tasks.  Lifting operations are universal to all industries including, oil and gas, construction, power generation, pulp and paper, manufacturing, and many more. As well as being universal, lifting is also one of the most hazardous activities routinely encountered on a job site, making Rigging Engineering Basics a must read for all in the rigging and hoisting world.

Initial impressions of the book have spawned ideas and projects in the rigging and lifting arena. One result in particular is a comprehensive new program from Industrial Training International (iti.com), titled Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering.  In addition to serving as the inspiration of the program, Mr. Anderson’s text will be used as a reference tool to students who go through the program and Mr. Anderson himself is signed on as an instructor of two program modules.ing operations are universal to all industries including, oil and gas, construction, power generation, pulp and paper, manufacturing, and many more. As well as being universal, lifting is also one of the most hazardous activities routinely encountered on a job site, making Rigging Engineering Basics a must read for all in the rigging and hoisting world.

Mr. Anderson possesses over 35 years of experience in the heavy lifting industry, with international experience with industry leaders, Kramo Montage, Van Seumern UK (now Mammoet UK), Sarens, and since 2000, Bechtel.  In addition to his world class experience, Mr. Anderson volunteers his time as a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) P30 Lift Planning Standard Committee.

Rigging Engineering Basics is available through the ITI Bookstore.  Learn more at http://store.iti.com/ or call 1-888-567-8472.

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