Outrigger pad manufacturer DICA and Industrial Training International (ITI) are collaborating to create educational courses focused on ground conditions and preparation for the operation of mobile cranes.
The courses, which will be available through ITI’s online Learning Hub, are expected to launch in the second quarter of 2021. They will be titled: ground conditions and outrigger equipment support, and ground conditions and crawler equipment support.
Learning objectives for ground conditions and outrigger equipment include understanding how equipment with outriggers exert loads and pressure on the ground; the performance properties of various support structures; and methods for effectively spreading a crane or equipment’s weight.
The ground conditions and crawler equipment support course will cover how a crawler crane and crawler-based equipment places loads on the ground; the performance properties of various support structures for crawler equipment; and methods for effectively spreading crawler equipment’s weight.
“The importance of ground conditions and proper outrigger support for mobile cranes cannot be overstated, as following best practices in this area provides the foundation to any successful crane pick,” said Kris Koberg, ceo of DICA. “We appreciate the opportunity to work and collaborate with ITI to make this subject matter available to the industry through a very accessible digital platform.”