Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council, LEEA and other industry groups work together to promote best practices at CRC Canada


Organizers and supporters of  have announced the full agenda of presentations, workshops, and panel discussions for the Nov. 9-10 Crane and Rigging Conference Canada in Edmonton, Alberta.

Next month, safety and risk managers, crane and rigging supervisors, project managers, and crane owners will convene in Edmonton, Alberta. Offering a collaborative environment, the two-day conference is supported by the Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council, The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), and other owner, training, union, and credentialing organizations.

“CRC Canada brings together the current issues and trends, the service providers, and suppliers to our industry, creating a forum for participants to network and contribute to solving the challenges facing all of us,” said Tim Bennett, chairman of CHRSC and vice-president HSE for NCSG Crane and Heavy Haul Services.

Industrial Training International, HIIG Underwriters Agency Canada, Ltd., and Liebherr are among the sponsoring organizations. In addition, 13 vendors will exhibit products and services during the conference.

Sessions will focus on improving personnel qualifications, establishing sound processes, and achieving more productive job sites. Session summaries and speaker information are available on the conference website.

  • Keynote Address by Ted Redmond, President and CEO of NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul: Building integrated quality systems to enhance crane safety
  • Establishing a National Demonstration of Skills Test for Crane Operators to improve labor mobility and safety
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  • Workshop: Hazard analysis and best practices for overhead crane load handling activities in industrial environments
  • Panel Discussion: Improving safety culture with quantifiable personnel qualification and other tools
  • 2014 LLEAP Award Winners: Product innovations with real-world solutions
  • Training and quality control for crane and rigging users in construction and heavy industry
  • Quantifying personnel competency: A Case Study from contractor and facility owner perspectives
  • Synthetics for replacement of steel wire and steel chain in heavy lifting and lashing applications
  • Best practices for selecting the right tools, logistics strategies, and assignment of key personnel for crane assembly/disassembly procedures
  • Workshop: Overhead crane & rigging accident investigation
  • Protecting crane engines from explosion in flammable vapor environments

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