A major project for TransCanada Pipelines
(PRWEB) January 7, 2010
ek pass, a global training and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it has been commissioned to perform hoisting and lifting operation audits on a major project for TransCanada Pipelines. The audits will focus on all the major elements of hoisting and lifting safety from both an operator and regulatory compliance viewpoint. This initiative by TransCanada is a proactive and industry leading activity bringing further improvements to an already well established safety track record.
Many contractors, both civilian and military, turn to ek pass for their equipment operator training and consulting needs. With offices in the United States and Canada, ek pass is an international training and consulting firm that specializes in training operators on a variety of mobile equipment. In addition to a myriad of civilian clients, the company has provided the US Navy, the United States Marine Corps and other branches of the military with professional instructor-led training. These seasoned, certified instructors have provided services at over 170 locations world-wide.
Through a combination of classroom and on-site, hands-on instruction, ek pass prepares its students for work in a variety of industries that involve the operation of mobile equipment, from Mining and Military to Construction, Pipeline, Agriculture and Forestry. Training is customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Through specialized training and calculating projected return on investment, clients have reported a reduction in operating costs in excess of millions of dollars each year through improved safety, productivity and lowered maintenance costs.
Audit activities will include any machinery that hoists or lifts and includes cranes of all types and sizes, crane trucks, zoom booms, and pipelayers. The audits will primarily take place at pump stations and on various pipeline spreads on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. borders spanning from Hardisty, Alberta Canada to Oklahoma, U.S.A.