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Apache Sales Employees Complete Rigging Training Courses for Certification

Apache sales has certified their shop team to perform regular wire rope inspections in order to meet new OSHA regulations.

Oct. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- Daniel Hickey, an Apache Sales shop employee,  has completed Columbus McKinnon’s “Rigging: Train the Trainer Hands-On Workshop”, and is now officially certified to inspect chain and wire rope. Being the sole certified trainer at Apache, Hickey has taught the shop’s employees the Rigging Gear and Sling Inspection Course. All of Apache’s shop employees now have their certification, and their rigging goes out with certifications and is tagged.

Rigging: Train the Trainer Hands-On Workshop is a 4-day workshop offered in select cities by Columbus McKinnon. Columbus McKinnon is the global leader in providing application knowledge to help customers lift, position or secure materials easily and safely. They believe that safety should be a top priority, and that successful companies understand that proper training is an investment. Their professionally developed courses feature a mixture of lecture and hands-on training by product and safety professionals with over 100 years of combined experience.

The first day of the workshop was rigging gear inspection training, where the participants learned the requirements of OSHA regulations and ASME guidelines for proper inspection and documentation of gear inspections. Day two was basic rigging and signal person training, where the participants learned how to properly select and use slings and rigging equipment. Day three was Level 2 advanced rigging, which included topics such as estimation of load weights, rigging Block calculations and center of gravity determination. The final day was the CIC (Crane Institute Certification) Basic Rigger Certification Exam and Train the Trainer Course.

After each day, the participants are required to take a variety of exams, including written and hands-on activities, to test their knowledge of the material before receiving their certification. Ultimately, this workshop will enable employers to deem their employees competent, teach them various OSHA regulations and requirements, and teach them how to complete various calculations for advanced rigging. This course also allows them to be certified to teach their fellow employees a training course.

Since Hickey completed the Rigging Training Course, he was able to teach the Rigging Gear and Sling Inspection Course to his other employees. This 1 day course is designed for riggers, sales and technicians who only inspect rigging gear. It teaches employees how to insure a safe working environment and how to inspect and document inspections on various chain and wire rope, slings, manual hoists and rigging hardware. A hands-on and written exam was performed at the end of the training to test the student’s comprehension of materials. All of those who passed received a certificate of training and rigging inspector wallet card.

Founded in 1978, Apache Sales, Inc. has been providing top-quality wholesale fasteners, custom bolts, washers, screws, flanges, anchor products, storage, and other industrial-grade tools to oil-field companies and construction crews of New Mexico and West Texas for more than 30 years. In that time, Apache Sales has expanded its warehouse to include a vast array of products, from metric fasteners to shop supplies. Today, Apache Sales offers a robust inventory of over 30,000 items, including the very best in industrial-grade hand and power tools, safety equipment, and even wire, chain, and rope. To find out more about Apache Sales or to place an order, visit their website at Apache Sales or call a helpful representative at (575) 393-0464.

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