March 13 - Industrial Training International (ITI) in cooperation with Royal Dutch Shell has launched a custom rigging training programme for Shell personnel and contractors - the Shell Onshore Mobile Crane Rigging programme.

ITI has conducted training services for the multinational oil and gas company for the last 20 years. In April 2012, Shell approached ITI with the proposition of developing a customised rigging training scheme. In December 2012, after several revisions, Shell fully-approved the new course. ITI is the only company qualified to conduct the training programme for Shell in Canada. The Shell Onshore Mobile Crane Rigging course began during January 2013.

In February 2013, Shell management invited ITI to participate in its internal review of the Shell Lifting & Hoisting Standard. Shell  updates the Standard on a regular basis and has asked ITI to be a part of the review committee.