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Lift Day - Time, Money and Life-Saving Tips and Tricks

October 11, 2024 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm US Mountain Standard Time

Barclay Gebel, FTCA

We all know that the big day on a tilt-up job is the day that panel lifting commences. It is also one of the most critical events in time where all safety practices and procedures are adhered to in order to assure everyone's well being, and to provide the customer with the confidence in you, as well as the system of tilt-up construction. This program will discuss some of the impactful practices that will help for a safe and successful erection process, some of which may appear minor in nature, but can have significant impact on the outcome. Some of the topics we will discuss in detail include: Hazard identification, whether underground or overhead, Experience of crew and individual crew member assignments, Critical Lift Plan review, Limited Access Zones, Rigging identification and inspection, Sequencing and unusual circumstances, and several tips and tricks that are sure to save time, money and lives. With careful planning and consistent safety practices, we can all provide our internal and external customers with positive and rewarding experiences that will continue to enhance our industry and have them coming back for more!


  • Outline the basic components of a sucessful pre-erection safety meeting.
  • Articulate and inforce a limited access zone.
  • Review sequencing and unusual lifting scenarios.
  • Discover valuable tips and tricks.

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