HLPFI takes a look at the Training Award, sponsored by RTL.

The Training Award will be presented either to a company that has adopted an innovative and successful approach to training staff, or a company that has provided a comprehensive training programme for the heavy lift and project logistics sector.

The judges will be looking for one or more of:

  • Evidence of a well-considered, consistent and successful training programme
  • Unique training techniques, potentially utilising new technology or equipment
  • The teaching of the most up-to-date standards in the company’s sector

Entries must include:

  • Testimonials from those that have successfully completed the training programme
  • Clear evidence of progression from those that have undertaken the programme


About our sponsor 

RTL has been providing logistics services since 2006 and has eight offices in Russia and the CIS, its own stevedoring company and a fleet of trucks for the transportation of heavy lift cargoes.

Mikhail Reshetkov, owner of RTL, said: “The announcement of the Heavy Lift Awards inspired us and we are pleased to become the official sponsor of the Training Award.

"We are deeply convinced that the success of any company is directly related to innovation and is built on a professional workforce. However, this professionalism requires constant support and is impossible without regular training, using new approaches and methods.

"At RTL, we nurture students so they can gain experience in the theoretical and practical elements of the industry, with the hope that they could eventually become the core of the company.

"The oversize logistics industry is very specialised and many companies have faced a shortage of skilled professionals. Through sponsoring this award, we hope to share our experience and support colleagues in other companies to tackle this matter.”


Our 2019 winner

Industrial Training International (ITI) won this award for its virtual reality (VR) tool for crane operators, which one of our judges described as “an exceptional, innovative training solution, one that is proving successful on an international scale”. 

When launching the ITI VR tool, the company set out three objectives: provide an incomparable, totally immersive user experience; remove barriers to entry with a subscription model and low capital costs; and open up simulator training to all applicable team members by making access and utilisation simpler than ever before. 

The Heavy Lift Awards 2020 ceremony will take place on October 21 at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London, UK.