Date(s): March 6 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

External Cargo Rigging

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Michael Gelskey, Lift-It Manufacturing Co.

Price by Jan. 29: $445 Member | $655 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $575 Member | $840 Nonmember

Take your skill level up a notch with this course and learn from leading industry professionals how to properly use, maintain, and execute rigging methods. The course also covers rigging-gear inspection practices that can be used with job-site personnel, leading to a safer work environment for all.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, attendees will have learned:

  • How to properly identify soft-web, round, and longline rigging and acceptable methods of attachment
  • When and when not to use certain types of rigging given environmental and mechanical limitations
  • Various methods of ensuring load stability during flight.

Instructor Bio

Michael Gelskey is the founder and CEO of Lift-It Manufacturing Co., a maker of rigging, tools, and safety equipment. Michael, who has more than 40 years of experience in the design and fabrication of synthetic lifting products, has served as president and director of the Web Sling & Tie Down Association and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers B30.9 Sling Subcommittee.

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