Crane Hot Line Announces Top Trainer Award Details, Seeks Sponsors

Realizing that effective training will continue to play a critical role in the overall safety of crane and rigging operations, Crane Hot Line will again recognize the industry’s top trainers in an awards program to be featured in the November 2009 issue. Trainers will be recognized for having a positive impact on students, the work environment or the industry through the use of innovative training techniques or hands-on instruction, by encouraging peer or corporate accountability, and/or through quantitative evidence that the training was successful.

The objective of the award is to publicly recognize both corporate and professional trainers who have excelled in their profession.

Criteria

• Nominations must be made by individuals who have received training from the candidate or by the trainer’s superior.

• Trainer must be involved in crane, rigging, lifting or construction safety training.

• Trainer must have been actively engaged in training between Aug 1, 2008, and July 31, 2009.

• Recognition may be made for the use of innovative training techniques; application of hands-on instruction; promotion of peer interaction and corporate accountability; and/or quantitative evidence that the training was successful.

Recognitions will be made in two categories: professional and corporate. Professional trainers are those whose primary employer is a training company. Corporate trainers are those whose primary employer is a construction company, crane rental company, or some other industry-related business. Honorees will be selected by the editorial staff in both categories. Honorees will be interviewed for a feature article to appear in the November 2009 issue of Crane Hot Line.

Submit the following information to Tracy Bennett, tbennett@cranehotline.com, by Aug. 1, 2009. Questions? Call (816) 536-7903.

1. Name of individual being nominated

2. Nominee’s phone and email

3. Nominee’s employer and address

4. Type of trainer: Corporate or Professional

5. Your name, phone and email

6. Essay: Explain how the trainer has had a positive impact on students, the work environment or the industry through the use of a) innovative training techniques or hands-on instruction, b) by encouraging peer or corporate accountability, and/or c) through quantitative evidence that the training was successful. The more concrete examples you can provide, the better.

Award winners will be granted scholarships to be used for educational purposes. Scholarships may be used by the recipient for train-the-trainer courses or industry conference attendance or may be awarded in their name to a student of their choice for similar training or educational purposes. Crane Hot Line is seeking sponsors to help fund the scholarships. Direct inquiries to barbara@cranehotline.com.