With 33 years in the Crane & Rigging Industry
, CEO of Industrial Training International, Mike Parnell
, is directly involved in Lift Planning, Accident Investigations, and Crane and Rigging Procedure Development
. He also serves as the Crane and Rigging Auditor
for select clients. Mr. Parnell has developed innovative training techniques, resource materials, workbooks, videos, and reference cards which are widely used in his industry.
Mr. Parnell provides crane and rigging Consultation and Training
for the following industries: nuclear energy, aerospace, construction, oil and gas, Defense Departments, and power distribution among others.
Other Consultation Services
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- Crane & Rigging Accident Investigation - Crane, rigging, wire rope failure analysis
- Crane and Rigging Audit - Surveys and evaluations to recommended improvements
- Critical Lift Planning - Development or review for special lifting or load handling activities
- Lift Director Services - Management and oversight of lifting activities involving cranes, rigging equipment, and personnel in maintenance, turnaround, and construction environments
- Crane & Rigging Manual Development - "Standard Operating Procedures" for worksitesManufacturer's Product Evaluation - Product review and instructional documents to encourage proper usage and inspections
- OSHA based inspection programs
Our industry depends on cranes, rigging and other load handling equipment. The big key to success is having folks who are competent, qualified and capable at multiple levels to be able to safely and effectively get work done.
A variety of industries use synthetic slings to move equipment and product on a daily basis.
In a fabrication or assembly facility there can be a host of material handling that occurs during the general nature of work.
Structural Connection Points for Attaching Chain Hoists (load drifting)
Over the last 5 year we have been introduced to the idea of having "directors" involved in the crane and rigging world. To some extent, we have always had them by virtue of other titles such as lift foreman, hoisting supervisor, crane and rigging superintendent and the like.
We often learn from our surroundings. By taking a page from other folk's playbooks, we can start to appreciate new solutions to old problems.
I keep running into folks who have questions about the ASME requirement for "documented" sling inspections. Most alarming to me is that a misconception has arisen that has caused some facility owners to simply "retire" their synthetic web slings and synthetic roundslings in order to avoid having to perform a falsely assumed "documented" inspection; e.g. single record for each single sling.