Date(s): Monday, March 22 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Professional Education Course (PEC)
Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Michael Gelskey, Lift-It Manufacturing

Price by Jan. 29: $505 Member | $750 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $645 Member | $945 Nonmember

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

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

  • How to properly identify soft web, round, and longline rigging and acceptable methods of attachment
  • When and, more importantly, 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 (ASME) B30.9 Sling Subcommittee.

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