Bienvenue chez Hercules SLR : Rencontrez Madison Parkin

worker standing by fall protection equipment

Nouveau #HercAtWork : Rencontrez Madison Parkin, Ventes intérieures/extérieures  

Voici Madison Parkin ! Madison Parkin vient de se joindre à l’équipe Hercules SLR à Sarnia, en Ontario, à titre de représentante des ventes internes et externes. Poursuivez votre lecture pour en apprendre un peu plus sur Madison et découvrir ses réponses à 10 questions amusantes – Bienvenue à l’équipe Hercules SLR ! 

Quel a été votre premier emploi ?

Mon premier emploi a été celui de monitrice de camp.

Avez-vous rencontré quelqu’un de célèbre ?

J’ai rencontré Tessa Virtue et Scott Moir à une compétition de patinage.

Qui est quelqu’un que vous admirez vraiment ?

J’admire vraiment mon père, parce que lorsqu’il est confronté à un défi ou à une adversité, il l’affronte de front et travaille si fort pour les surmonter.

Quelle est votre tradition familiale préférée ?

Ma tradition familiale préférée est d’avoir un échange de cadeaux « Père Noël secret » la veille de Noël, où nous nous achetons des pyjamas, faisons des gâteries de Noël, et mangeons du chocolat chaud. Nous regardons des films de Noël ensemble et c’est un grand moment !

Que voulez-vous faire l’année prochaine ?

L’année prochaine, je veux que mon mariage se déroule sans problème (et si vous en avez déjà planifié un vous-même, vous savez qu’il y a toujours quelque chose qui ne va pas !)

fille devant l'équipement de protection contre les chutes

Quel est votre film préféré ?

Mon film préféré est « Le Lorax » du Dr Seuss. Mon neveu de 2 ans et moi le regardons ensemble et j’adore passer du temps avec lui !

Quel est votre endroit préféré que vous avez visité ?

Mon endroit préféré que j’ai visité est sans aucun doute Cracovie, en Pologne. J’y suis allé en 2016 pour la Journée mondiale de la jeunesse.

Tu as eu tes 15 minutes de gloire ?

Je n’ai certainement pas eu mes 15 minutes de gloire, mais j’aime vivre une vie tranquille !

Quelle est votre citation préférée ?

Ma citation préférée est « Bien qu’elle ne soit qu’une petite fille, elle est féroce » – Shakespeare (je suis assez petite, donc pendant mon temps comme lutteur de style libre pendant 10 ans, j’ai vécu par cela) !

Quelles sont vos céréales préférées ?

Ma céréale préférée est ma préférée d’enfance, Croustillant au pain grillé à la cannelle !


BESOIN D’UN DEVIS ? VOUS AVEZ UNE QUESTION ? APPELEZ-NOUS – NOUS CONNAISSONS LES CÂBLES (EN FIL DE FER) ET TOUT CE QUI CONCERNE LE GRÉEMENT.   

Caractéristiques du produit : Crochet de verrouillage sûr YOKE Grip

yoke grip safe locking hook x-95x series

Caractéristiques du produit : Crochet de verrouillage sûr YOKE Grip

Caractéristiques du produit : Le crochet de verrouillage sûr YOKE Grip offre un gréement sûr Caractéristique trouvée sur les crochets de verrouillage X-950-10 et X-951-10.

Les gréeurs sur le terrain reconnaissent instantanément les caractéristiques de sécurité des crochets YOKE Grip Safe pour les applications de levage et de gréement.

Qu’est-ce qui rend le crochet de verrouillage de sécurité Yoke Grip si bon ? Sa poignée ergonomique est conçue spécialement pour les mains encombrantes et gantées, et sa conception de gâchette plus douce, avec un simple bouton-poussoir qui ouvre le mécanisme – Ceci aide les opérateurs à éviter les blessures potentielles aux doigts ou aux mains causées par d’autres crochets lors des opérations de levage aérien.

La poignée de conception unique du crochet Grip Safe maintient l’intégrité, la garantie et la certification qui ne sont pas toujours disponibles pour d’autres conceptions de modernisation. La poignée est conçue comme partie intégrante du forgeage global, de sorte qu’il n’est pas nécessaire pour l’opérateur d’effectuer un montage ultérieur compliqué ou coûteux.

Les crochets de sécurité Grip Safe sont disponibles dans une large gamme de modèles et de tailles, y compris :

  • Type d’œil
  • Type de chape
  • Type pivotant
  • 10mm à 22mm (4t – 19t WLLL).

Quand YOKE dit : « La sécurité est notre première priorité », ils le pensent vraiment. 


Hercules SLR fournit toute solution de gréement ou de levage dont votre entreprise, projet ou installation a besoin.

Pour obtenir une soumission ou pour en savoir plus sur les crochets de verrouillage de sécurité Yoke Grip, envoyez-nous un courriel à info@herculesslr.com ou appelez-nous au 1 (877) 461-4876


Hercules SLR fait partie du groupe de sociétés Hercules, avec des emplacements et des entreprises uniques d’un océan à l’autre. Hercules SLR fournit des services d’arrimage, de levage et de gréement pour les secteurs au Canada et à l’étranger. Hercules SLR dessert les secteurs de l’énergie, du pétrole et du gaz, de la fabrication, de la construction, de l’aérospatiale, des infrastructures, des services publics, des mines, de l’industrie maritime et plus encore.

Le groupe de sociétés Hercules est composé de: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales et Wire Rope Atlantic.

EVENT: Rigger’s Rescue in Moncton & St. John NB

rigging clinic in new brunswick

THE DOCTOR IS IN: Rigger’s Rescue Clinic in New Brunswickrigging clinic with shackle

 

 

 

 

 

We’re spreading Rigger’s Rescue all over! Rigger’s Rescue is heading to St. John & Moncton, New Brunswick on July 17 and 18, from 10AM to 1PM—And the best part? It’s free.

Hercules SLR knows equipment, and we want to help you know yours! What can you expect at our Rigger’s Rescue events in New Brunswick? You will:

  • Learn if your equipment is safe to use
  • Learn how to accomplish difficult lifts & the equipment you’ll need to get it done
  • Have your all your equipment questions answered
  • Get help & advice with hoists, slings, hardware & more!

Join our inspection experts and keep your equipment hard-working, healthy & ready to get you home safe.

Rigger’s Rescue is a drop-by event, so feel free to stop by anytime between 10am-1pm.


FOR RELATED READING, CHECK OUT OUR BLOGS:

WHAT DO RIGGERS DO OFFSHORE?

RISK MANAGEMENT: SAFETY IS EVERY RIGGER’S BUSINESS

WELCOME TO ONTARIO! BRAMPTON RIGGERS TALK CHAIN HOIST SAFETY


HERCULES SLR PROVIDES MAINTENANCE, INSPECTIONS & REPAIRS FOR RIGGING EQUIPMENT

NEED A LIFT? DROP US A LINE, OR GIVE US A CALL!

INFO@HERCULESSLR.COM  1 (877) 461-4876


Hercules SLR is part of Hercules Group of Companies, with locations and unique businesses coast-to-coast. We provide securing, lifting and rigging services for sectors in Canada and Internationally. Hercules SLR serves the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, mining and marine industries.

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

We have the ability to provide any hoisting solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876 or email info@herculesslr.com


LE DOCTEUR EST LÀ : Clinique de sauvetage pour gréeurs au Nouveau-Brunswick

On répand les secours de Rigger partout ! Rigger’s Rescue se rendra à St. John et Moncton, au Nouveau-Brunswick, les 17 et 18 juillet, de 10 h à 13 h – Et la meilleure partie ? C’est gratuit.

Hercules SLR connaît l’équipement, et nous voulons vous aider à connaître le vôtre ! À quoi pouvez-vous vous attendre lors de nos événements de sauvetage pour gréeurs au Nouveau-Brunswick ? Vous le ferez :

– Apprenez si votre équipement est sécuritaire à utiliser
– Apprenez comment accomplir des levées difficiles et l’équipement dont vous aurez besoin pour y arriver.
– Obtenez réponse à toutes vos questions sur l’équipement
– Obtenez de l’aide et des conseils avec des treuils, des élingues, de la quincaillerie et plus encore !
– Joignez-vous à nos experts en inspection et gardez votre équipement en bon état de marche et prêt à vous ramener chez vous en toute sécurité.

Le sauvetage des gréeurs est une activité de passage, alors n’hésitez pas à venir nous voir en tout temps entre 10 h et 13 h.


HERCULES SLR ASSURE L’ENTRETIEN, L’INSPECTION ET LA RÉPARATION DES ÉQUIPEMENTS DE GRÉEMENT.

BESOIN D’UN LÈVE-PERSONNES ? ÉCRIVEZ-NOUS, OU APPELEZ-NOUS !

INFO@HERCULESSLR.COM  1 (877) 461-4876


Hercules SLR fait partie du groupe de sociétés Hercules, avec des emplacements et des entreprises uniques d’un océan à l’autre. Nous fournissons des services d’arrimage, de levage et de gréement pour les secteurs au Canada et à l’étranger. Hercules SLR dessert les secteurs de l’énergie, du pétrole et du gaz, de la fabrication, de la construction, de l’aérospatiale, des infrastructures, des services publics, des mines et de la marine.

Hercules Group of Companies est composé de : Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales et Wire Rope Atlantic.

Nous avons la capacité de fournir toute solution de levage dont votre entreprise ou votre projet aura besoin. Appelez-nous dès aujourd’hui pour plus d’informations. 1-877-461-4876 ou par courriel à info@herculesslr.com.

Hercules SLR aide à la mission de la Constellation Radarsat

Hercules SLR aide la Constellation RADARSAT à se relever de ce monde

Hercules SLR s’engage pour la sécurité à tous les niveaux, même dans l’espace.

Le mercredi 12 juin, SpaceX a lancé la mission de la Constellation RADARSAT à partir du complexe de lancement spatial 4E (SLC-4E) de la base aérienne Vandenberg en Californie.

À 7 h 17 HAP (14 h 17 UTC), le Falcon 9 a été le premier des trois satellites RADARSAT déployés environ 54 minutes après son lancement.

Après la séparation des étages, le Falcon 9 est retourné dans la zone d’atterrissage 4 de SpaceX à la base aérienne de la Force aérienne. La première étape de la mission de la Constellation RADARSAT soutenait la première mission de démonstration de l’équipage Dragon en mars 2019.

La mission de la Constellation RADARSAT démontre l’excellence du Canada en observation de la Terre depuis l’espace. La mission de la Constellation RADARSAT est composée de trois satellites d’observation de la Terre identiques en bande C à radar à synthèse d’ouverture (SAR) construits par MDA, une société du groupe Maxar.

La mission de la Constellation RADARSAT balayera et recueillera des données sur les vastes territoires et approches maritimes du Canada, comme l’Arctique, jusqu’à quatre fois par jour. La configuration à trois satellites peut également accéder à n’importe quel point de 90 % de la surface du globe.

La mission de la Constellation RADARSAT aide le gouvernement du Canada à fournir des services adaptés et rentables dans des domaines comme la surveillance maritime, l’observation des écosystèmes et des changements climatiques.

Par exemple, la mission de la Constellation RADARSAT :

  • Aider à créer des cartes précises des glaces de mer des océans du Canada et des Grands Lacs pour faciliter la navigation et le transport maritime commercial. Chaque satellite est également équipé d’un récepteur du Système d’identification automatique, ce qui permet d’améliorer la détection et le suivi des navires d’intérêt.
  • Recueillir des données très précises qui permettront aux agriculteurs de maximiser le rendement de leurs cultures tout en réduisant la consommation d’énergie et l’utilisation de polluants potentiels.
  • Prendre et fournir des images des zones touchées par la catastrophe pour aider à organiser les interventions d’urgence et à protéger la population locale.

Hercules SLR est l’un des nombreux fournisseurs canadiens fiers de fournir l’équipement de gréement, le matériel et la formation en sécurité nécessaires à la réalisation de la mission Constellation RADARSAT.

En savoir plus sur la mission et le lancement – Visionnez la webémission sur le canal YouTube de SpaceX ci-dessous.

En savoir plus sur la mission et le lancement – Visionnez la webémission sur le canal YouTube de SpaceX ci-dessous.

Vidéo via SpaceX


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HERCULES SLR ASSURE L’ENTRETIEN, L’INSPECTION ET LA RÉPARATION DES ÉQUIPEMENTS DE GRÉEMENT

BESOIN D’UN LÈVE-PERSONNES ? ÉCRIVEZ-NOUS, OU APPELEZ-NOUS !

INFO@HERCULESSLR.COM  1 (877) 461-4876

 


Hercules SLR fait partie du groupe de sociétés Hercules, avec des emplacements et des entreprises uniques d’un océan à l’autre. Nous fournissons des services d’arrimage, de levage et de gréement pour les secteurs au Canada et à l’étranger. Hercules SLR dessert les secteurs de l’énergie, du pétrole et du gaz, de la fabrication, de la construction, de l’aérospatiale, des infrastructures, des services publics, des mines et de la marine.

Le groupe de sociétés Hercules est composé de: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales et Wire Rope Atlantic.

Nous avons la capacité de fournir toute solution de levage dont votre entreprise ou votre projet aura besoin. Appelez-nous dès aujourd’hui pour plus d’informations. 1-877-461-4876 ou par courriel info@herculesslr.com

Avis d’inspection: MSA PFL/SRL Rivets—2.4m & 2.7 m V-Edge™ Cable PFL , 6m V-Edge™ Cable SRL

indusrial workers wearing msa safety ppe

Inspection Notice: MSA PFL/SRL Rivets  

MSA publie un avis d’inspection pour vous informer qu’elle a identifié des cas isolés de rivets d’œillet supérieur non évasés dans le PFL MSA V-Edge 2.4m Twin Leg Cable. L’ASM n’a reçu aucun rapport de blessures associées à cet état. Toutefois, nous vous demandons d’effectuer l’inspection décrite dans le présent avis.

Un rivet à oeillet supérieur non évasé peut éventuellement commencer à se déloger du PFL. Si le rivet commence à se déloger du PFL, le PFL ne peut pas arrêter une chute.

Lors d’un examen de tous les assemblages rivetés sur les PFL et les SRL, MSA a déterminé que les inspections sur le terrain indiquées dans le tableau suivant doivent être effectuées.

Produit (Voir l’annexe A* pour la liste des numéros de pieces)

Rivet(s) à inspecter (voir la section « Instructions d’inspection » pour plus de détails)Nombre de rivets par assemblage PFL/SRL (voir l’annexe B* pour les figures montrant les emplacements des rivets) 
Câble 2.4m V-Edge à deux branches PFLOeillet supérieur2 
Câble 2.4m V-Edge à deux branches PFLcoffret8 
Câble V-Edge 2,4 m à une branche PFLOeillet supérieur1 
Câble V-Edge 2,4 m à une branche PFLcoffret4 
Câble 2.7m V-Edge à deux branches PFLOeillet supérieur2 
Câble 2.7m V-Edge à deux branches PFLcoffret8 
Câble V-Edge 2,7 m à une branche PFLOeillet supérieur1 
Câble V-Edge 2,7 m à une branche PFLcoffret4 
Câble V-Edge 6m SRLensemble de choc2 

* Les annexes A et B se trouvent dans l’avis Inspection Notice.

MSA s’engage à assurer la sécurité et la qualité et a mis en place des inspections et des contrôles de qualité accrus pour prévenir cette situation à l’avenir.

MSA conseille à tous ses clients d’inspecter les rivets énumérés dans le tableau 1. Inspectez conformément aux instructions du présent avis. Retirer du service tout PFL ou SRL qui ne réussit pas l’inspection.

Instructions d’inspection

Effectuez l’inspection suivante pour déterminer si votre PFL ou votre SRL doit être mis hors service. Veuillez consulter l’annexe B de l’avis d’inspection ci-joint pour obtenir de l’aide pour localiser chaque type de rivet.

  1. Rivets à oeillets supérieurs
    Placer le PFL sur une surface plane de façon à ce qu’il n’y ait pas de charge sur le rivet de l’oeillet supérieur.
    Tenter d’enlever le rivet supérieur de l’œillet en poussant le rivet.
    Tenter d’enlever le rivet supérieur de l’œillet en tirant sur le rivet.

Rivets de caisson

  1. Tenir ou suspendre le PFL de manière à ce qu’il n’entre pas en contact avec une surface qui empêcherait le mouvement des rivets du boîtier.
  2. Tenter d’enlever les rivets du boîtier en poussant les rivets.
  3. Tenter d’enlever les rivets du boîtier en tirant sur les rivets.

Rivets d’amortisseurs

  1. Tenir le bloc d’amortisseurs SRL de manière à ce qu’il n’entre pas en contact avec une surface qui empêcherait les rivets du bloc d’amortisseurs de se déplacer.
  2. Essayez d’enlever les rivets de l’amortisseur en poussant les rivets.
  3. Tenter d’enlever les rivets de l’amortisseur en tirant sur les rivets. 

Il faut s’attendre à un petit mouvement de va-et-vient des rivets lors de la poussée ou de la traction. Si l’un des rivets peut être retiré du PFL/SRL, retirer le PFL/SRL du service.

Remarque : S’il y a un point vert sur l’étiquette de votre boîte PFL/SRL ou un point vert à l’extrémité de vos rivets, il a déjà été inspecté par MSA et jugé acceptable. Aucune autre inspection de votre part n’est nécessaire.

Remplacement des PFL et des SRL touchés
En cas de doute sur les résultats de l’inspection, mettre le PFL/SRL hors service et contacter Hercules SLR pour un PFL et/ou SRL de remplacement.


HERCULES SLR ASSURE L’ENTRETIEN, L’INSPECTION ET LA RÉPARATION DES ÉQUIPEMENTS DE GRÉEMENT

BESOIN D’UN LÈVE-PERSONNES ? APPELEZ-NOUS OU ÉCRIVEZ-NOUS.

INFO@HERCULESSLR.COM  1 (877) 461-4876

 


Hercules SLR is part of Hercules Group of Companies, with locations and unique businesses coast-to-coast. We provide securing, lifting and rigging services for sectors in Canada and Internationally. Hercules SLR serves the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, mining and marine industries.

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

We have the ability to provide any hoisting solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876 or email info@herculesslr.com

Learn to Rig it Right in Hamilton, ON: Meet your Trainer, Steve Hache

hercules slr trainer steve hache

Meet your Hercules SLR Trainer, Steve Hache CD

Get ready for our first-ever two-day training course, ‘Fundamentals of Rigging’ at Hercules SLR in Hamilton, Ontario.

Time to meet the teacher—Steve Hache, CD is one of our experience Training Specialists and will lead the Fundamentals of Rigging course. We sit down with Steve to talk more about his role and why he decided to enter training as a career path.

Tell us about your educational background:

Steve: It was a dream of mine to pursue a career in the Canadian Armed Forces so, I joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RNC) when I was 19 years-old. I spent 21 years of dedicated service in the RCN, trained and became qualified in a number of technical aspects that range from complex seamanship evolutions, boarding operations, crane operations, forklift operation, small arms, to rigging and hoisting.

After this, I worked in the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC—One of the most recognized colleges in the East Coast) faculty and was introduced to the adult education field. I had an interest in safety, so I earned my diploma in Adult Education-Teaching, Learning and went on to complete the Construction Safety Supervisor certification through the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association.

steve hache, hercules slr trainer
Steve Hache, CD.

In my professional career, I continue to learn—Some of the most memorable experiences were training in the United Arab Emirates in course design at HBI Learning Centers in Sydney, Australia and Adult Education & Assessment at the Global Maritime & Transportation School in New York, USA.  

What made you decide to go into this industry?

Steve: I was most accustomed to the safety, rigging & hoisting industries, since there were constant opportunities to operate cranes, forklifts or perform rigging & hoisting operations in the RCN.

Nearly everyday, we removed or replaced machinery from engineering spaces, load or unload missiles, torpedoes, stores and operate cranes—Rigging and hoisting was routine.

Can you tell us about your work experience before joining Hercules SLR?

Steve: When I retired from the RCN, I accepted a job at an American security company in the United Arab Emirates. There, I was exposed to a new, exciting culture and got to train their Coast Guard in seamanship, basic boat operations, tactical boat operations and maritime law enforcement.

This was an extremely challenging and rewarding experience!

After a couple of years in the UAE, I came home—This was when I joined the faculty as NSCC. I took a temporary position at NSSC as faculty of the Marine-Industrial Rigging program. There, I turned a part-time program into a full-time program. The faculty and staff of NSCC were first-rate! I learned a great deal from each person.

When the temporary position ended, I worked as a training manager and Fall Protection Trainer where I learned & honed my training skills even more. Then came Hercules SLR—The rest is history!

What made you want to transition into training?

Steve: It wasn’t difficult for me to speak to large groups of people, since I’ve been doing it since I entered the workforce—In the military, I had to brief, command on and supervise complex seaman evolutions along with rigging & boat operations.

However, teaching and training didn’t always come naturally. My first role as a trainer in the RCN where I was posted to the Bedford Rifle Range as a small arms instructor. I was nervous at first, but I grew to love it—Who knew I enjoyed speaking in front of people?!

Since, my career has always involved speaking tolarge groups of people, which is a must-have skill for a trainer.

Why did you decide to work for Hercules SLR?LEEA Header

Steve: That’s easy – I have always appreciated the staff at Hercules SLR. When I was faculty at NSCC, they consistently treated myself and any student that I sent their way with the utmost respect and care. The program work terms that the students completed were extremely beneficial to them and also ended up with employment for a number of them. We developed and maintained a positive working relationship. 

Is there anything you hope to accomplish during your career in the industry? 

Steve: I hope to take more LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association) courses to further my knowledge —It’s important to never stop learning. However, my main focus is to continue to contribute to today’s safety culture.


FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THE ‘FUNDAMENTALS OF RIGGING’ COURSE AT HERCULES SLR IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO

LEARN TO RIG IT RIGHT


TRAIN WITH THE BEST AT HERCULES SLR. CONTACT SHERRY BOHM TO LEARN MORE OR SIGN UP FOR THE FUNDAMENTALS OF RIGGING COURSE IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO

SBOHM@HERCULESSLR.COM  1 (905) 538-3217


Hercules SLR is part of Hercules Group of Companies, with locations and unique businesses coast-to-coast. We provide securing, lifting and rigging services for sectors in Canada and Internationally. Hercules SLR serves the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, mining and marine industries.

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

We have the ability to provide any hoisting solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876 or email info@herculesslr.com

NEW! Train with the Best in Hamilton, Ontario

rigging training course in hamilton, ontario

NEW! Train with the Best in Hamilton, Ontario

Learn the skills to life safely, securely & efficiently at the Rigging Fundamentals course at Hercules SLR in Brampton, Ontario on July 15 and 16 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

Join our all-day, LEEA-accredited course with lifting & rigging expert Trainer Steve Hache and learn the fundamental skills of rigging to perform work in the marine, entertainment, construction, oil or transportation industry. 

Rigging is an excellent career or skill if you’re interested in mechanics & how things work, working in a variety of different locations on different machinery and keeping others safe & secure. 

At the Hercules SLR ‘Fundamentals of Rigging’ Training Course, you’ll learn:  

  • Regulations and standards relevant in Canada & North America 
  • Risk assessment & management 
  • How to create and execute a rigging plan 
  • How to calculate load weight 
  • What is the rigging triangle
  • How to find the centre of gravity and calculate sling angles 
  • Pre-use inspection
  • How to communicate on a rigging site (I.E. radio, hand signals, etc.) 
  • Learn about and how to use rigging equipment like slings, hitches, hardware and hooks

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT AT THE FUNDAMENTALS OF RIGGING COURSE?

fundamentals of rigging in hamilton, ontario
Couse outline—Click here. 

GET TO KNOW YOUR HERUCLES SLR TRAINER:

MEET STEVE HACHE, CD


TRAIN WITH THE BEST!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO SIGN-UP FOR THE FUNDAMENTALS OF RIGGING COURSE CALL OR EMAIL SHERRY BOHM, CSR: 

SBOHM@HERCULESSLR.COM  1 (905) 538-3217


Hercules SLR is part of Hercules Group of Companies, with locations and unique businesses coast-to-coast. We provide securing, lifting and rigging services for sectors in Canada and Internationally. Hercules SLR serves the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, mining and marine industries.

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

We have the ability to provide any hoisting solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876 or email info@herculesslr.com

Get to Know your National Program Manager, Lisa Barkhouse

Get to Know your National Program Manager, Lisa Barkhouse

What’s it like to be the National Program Manager at Hercules SLR? We talk to Lisa Barkhouse, who trains and develops learning programs for Hercules SLR branches across Canada. 

We sit down with our National Program Manager, Lisa Barkhouse, to discuss her role at Hercules SLR, learning styles and why she’s passionate about training. 

Tell us about your educational/professional background:

I made the principals list in high school and received a bursary to attend Mount Saint Vince University, however for me, learning has been a continued process.

I’ve completed many programs like Dale Carnage, Life Coaching by Eleanor Beaton, ISO training with BDC, Steven Covey Leadership Coaching, and Woman in Business sessions, and this training has been so valuable for me to improve in my role. 

Can you tell us about your work experience before joining Hercules SLR?

Before starting at Hercules SLR, I worked at a variety of places! My very first job was in customer service as a cashier at Canadian Tire in 1985—This experience was key to learning how I wanted to treat other people. 

My first full-time job was at a family-run trucking business, ‘County Trucking’ doing manual accounting and using a two-way radio to communicate with the truckers. This was an interesting experience as we made the switch from a manual to digital system, which was called Business Visions.

In 1991, I left this role to work for my a family’s business, Darose Controls, which my uncle owned at the time. During this time, I had two kids, and decided to take 3 years off to enjoy my family, leaving this role. 

When I decided to re-enter the work-force, I worked as a bookkeeper for Gartec Industrial—Ann Kelly, one of the owners was a huge influence for me, as a mentor in business and leadership. Eventually, I went back to accounting then made the shift to sales in Gartec—In this role I built relationships and realized I loved getting to know people, which was a nice change from accounting.

I ended up working for a company called IMP Marine, now ‘Spartan Industrial Marine’. For the next 3 years, I learned about rigging, inspections and inside sales, and built great relationships there.

What made you decide to go into this industry?

Well, in high school, I had the best marks in was accounting! I was drawn to the start and finish process accounting provides.

But, I truly believed customer service chose me! Growing up, at the supper table my father would talk about his day building furniture, and later, as manager of trades at a university and tell us « You can do anything if you put your mind to it.”

He really instilled in me to learn, and take training and education on in all forms, in each roll I was in.  Accounting was just the start of my business understanding—Leading, influencing and getting people to see how they impact business in every roll is what excited me about leadership.

When did you decide to work for Hercules SLR?

I needed to work for an organization that challenged me and I could put all I learned to work. I understood rigging practices and inspections from IMP, and Hercules SLR stood out as an opportunity to improve even more. 

I actually frequented the same coffee shop every day, where Matt Corey (Hercules General Manager for the Atlantic region) went to. After seeing him there over a year, I asked him one day « What’s exciting at Hercules SLR? I’m interested if there might be an opportunity for me there. » He told me he’d be in touch, and the rest is history—I’m a firm believer that it never hurts to ask a question! 

Soon after, in October 2009, I started as a CSR (Customer Service Representative). I wanted to be the best CSR in the world—Yes, in the world! In my mind, if customer service was what life had in store for me, I’d do it with greatness.

3 months in to the roll, I was meeting all my KPI’s! Matt knew I could do more to help the branch and I was offered the role of Operations Manager. 

Picture this: There’s a new lady in-charge of a rigging shop, shipping department and webbing department—At my first Toolbox meeting, one of the riggers asked me, « What can you do we don’t already know? » After 3 months I was a leader for them now, and I had to show up much different than I did before. Eventually, I moved on to a new area of the company that focuses on the marine industry, which I was familiar with. When I delivered the news to our rigging team that I was leaving, let’s just say they were sad to see me go. I knew I’d earned their trust and proved I supported them. We had good profits, moral and built relationships, and I knew I’d be missed from this branch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where have you traveled during your time at Hercules SLR?

I’ve traveled to so many places throughout Canada! As National Program Manager, I’ve travelled to train in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Calgary and British Colombia to support the branches in operations, and leadership. 

You’ve been all over! Where have you enjoyed traveling to most?

I enjoyed working and helping throughout Nova Scotia with their operations, inventory & fish shows.

Over the last 3 years, I’ve spent most of my time in Ontario teaching the operations of Hercules, building the leaders to be effective, and understanding how they can impact the business in a positive way. 

We’ve been hard at work to influence, support and teach this region—I believe their leaders are set to stand out and lead their teams to a profitable region with a culture of outstanding leadership Hercules will be proud of. 

Is there anywhere that you would like to travel to in the future with Hercules SLR?

This year, Hercules will take me coast-to-coast—It’s important to me build relationships personally, and in my role. I’d like to work more in the East and West coast regions, and help them strengthen relationships with their customers, and show them the impact it has on operational & sales strategies. 

What’s something you’re most proud to have accomplished in your career as Program Manager at Hercules SLR?

I’m most proud to help others see their potential accomplishments—I stand for the success of others first.

When you work in service for others, you reap the rewards of success you could not have ever imagined. I love helping others be successful in their roles, but I can’t talk about my accomplishments and not share who’s given me support along the way. From the beginning with Matt Cory, Linda Kettle, Darlene Vickers, Chris Reid, Cory Young, Paul Johnston and Rose Efford are just some of the great people here that have pushed me to be better. 

Overall, my greatest accomplishment is earning trust by delivering results to the business, and be given a role to help others, and myself work in an environment that values continuous learning and growth. 

Can you give us a piece of advice on leadership?

It’s been said many times that “Leadership is a choice.”

Hercules works hard to make our roles better & easier—Each morning, I look into the mirror and ask myself « How will I help make Hercules better? » Make the team’s work easier? » I think big about my role and how I influence others to perform. 

If you’re not engaged, I think it’s important to ask why, and seek a support team to surround yourself and learn how you can get engaged. It’s way more fun to be apart of the team than sit on the bench.

As leaders, we need to educate teams on what we do each day to deliver results of the business objective. Delivering results to the business, this builds trust.

One of your core responsibilities as Program Manager at Hercules SLR is to create training plans—Can you give us some of your best tips to plan a training session? What do you focus on?

When I build training plans, I know time and learning styles can be the biggest constraints. 

It’s up to me to build something to start with—Then I share, get feedback, and build on what we already know to make it as efficient as it can be. My vision is to make training easy, useful and actionable.

This year I want to groom the on-boarding that has been built, and make sure every Hercules SLR team member, new or old, has the same base level of understanding of how our systems work.

This year, the topics I’m focused on supporting and training our staff in are:  

  • Margin building
  • Freight training
  • Inventory accuracy & adjustments
  • On-boarding CSR’s in sales, shipping & receiving
  • Branch Management handbook on roles & responsibilities
  • CertTracker training roll-out—Labour recovery, department training
  • National Sales Strategies training and score boarding
  • Quote conversion

Before you took on the role as Program Manager in a national capacity, you had a lot of success as a Branch Manager—What kind of things did you achieve? 

One undertaking that was an enormous success, was improving operational strategies by delivering 93% labour recovery in our manufacturing department during our first 6 months in business. Last year, this department hit their 85% target, improving by 10% in the last 6 months, and they did it with 1½ fewer staff members. 

Another project that was a major accomplishment was work on a CSR-confident sales approach. I worked to launch initiatives like the Air Miles program, new product programs and product & services training to give CSR’s better tools to provide the best customer experience they can. We’ve put CSR’s on the road with our outside sales representatives to learn more about our customer’s lives, actually see the sites & projects they work on and be able to build stronger relationships with them and give the best service possible. 


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Hercules SLR is part of Hercules Group of Companies, with locations and unique businesses coast-to-coast. We provide securing, lifting and rigging services for sectors in Canada and Internationally. Hercules SLR serves the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, mining and marine industries.

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

We have the ability to provide any hoisting solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876 or email info@herculesslr.com

CM Guest Blog | The Twenty Year Rule

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CM ON THE TWENTY YEAR RULE

CM knows it can be easy to fall into the ‘twenty year rule’ trap—but what is it? Read on for tips from Columbus McKinnon (CM) on why some rules actually are made to be broken. 

Their rigging experts discuss safety, inspections & why it’s important to keep your training up to date—No matter how long you’ve been doing it. 

While conducting our overhead lifting safety training it never fails that we get a comment to the effect of,

« We’ve been doing it this way for over twenty years. We never had an accident. And now, you’re telling me it’s wrong? » 

Just because you have been lifting a certain way for the past twenty years and never had an accident only means that you have been lucky. When performing safety training we emphasize all the safety standards and regulations that are applicable. They all serve a purpose.

When performing safety training we emphasize all the safety standards and regulations that are applicable. They all serve a purpose.

ANSI/ASME B30 Safety Standards for overhead lifting began in 1916 as an eight page safety code – now 94 years old. Although ASME is the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, many Canadian organizations and equipment used here observe their standards, so it’s worth noting. 

In Canada, the CSA standard B167.08 began in 1964—It’s 46 years old.

Finally, let us not forget OSHA, which began in 1970, making it 40 years old, who enforces two federal regulations for overhead lifting:  CFR 1910.179 for cranes and 1910.184 for slings. Between all these organizations and safety standards there is a total of 355 years of experience. 355 years trumps your 20 years, every time.

These organizations were not put together to make your life miserable! You can’t take short cuts the way you have been doing the past twenty years. These organizations include people that are involved in all facets of overhead lifting, including riggers and production and construction personnel that perform overhead lifting as part of their job. They want you to be safe in your work habits and environment so that you can go home at the end of your shift or work day to your family.

This blog post was written by Larry Lynn, former Product Trainer for Columbus McKinnon Corporation. 

CM | HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH WHEN IT COMES TO ANNUAL INSPECTION?

So, we know that standards for training, testing & inspections exist for a reason, and it’s important to keep your training and inspection knowledge up-to-date—CM explains more. 

CM was asked, « How do we complete the annual PM (preventative maintenance) per the manual unless we open up the gear box and inspect the internals?” This question is centered around the annual inspection task to inspect ‘Load Bearing Parts.' » 

Tom, a Technical Instructor who specializes in Hoists & Overhead Cranes for the Columbus McKinnon Corporation says: 

We encounter this question frequently in inspection and maintenance training classes. 

ASME Standard B30.16 defines load bearing / load suspension parts as follows; “the load suspension parts of the hoist are the means of suspension (hook or lug), the structure or housing that supports the drum or load sprocket, the drum or load sprocket, the rope or load chain, the sheaves or sprockets, and the load block or hook.”

Brakes, load and holding, gearing, motors, etc. are mechanical parts. They are part of the drive train.

ASME B30.16-2.1.3(b) states, « Covers and other items normally supplied to allow inspection of components should be opened or removed.”

ASME states that required inspection items be prefaced with « Evidence Of. » 

There are several indirect ways of checking for and detecting (finding “evidence of”) excessive wear or abnormal operation of internal parts. If gearbox oil is not degraded, there are no metallic particles attached to the drain plug, the hoist raises and lowers properly (with and without a load), and there are no strange or abnormal sounds from the gearbox, it is unlikely that serious problems exist. If this inspection causes suspicion, refer to ASME B30.16-2.1.3(c) “A designated person shall determine whether conditions found during inspection constitute a hazard and whether disassembly is required.”


FOR RELATED READING, CHECK OUT OUR BLOGS:

TIPS FOR TAGLINES | TRAINING TUESDAY

GET TO KNOW YOUR TRAINING SPECIALIST, JAMIE ENGLAND

GET TO KNOW HERCULES MARKETING SPECIALIST, AMANDA WHITE


WHERE’S YOUR CM?

CONTACT US OR CLICK BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COLUMBUS MCKINNON HOISTS & LIFTING EQUIPMENT AT HERCULES SLR: 

INFO@HERCULESSLR.COM  1 (877) 461-4876

 


Hercules SLR is part of Hercules Group of Companies, with locations and unique businesses coast-to-coast. We provide securing, lifting and rigging services for sectors in Canada and Internationally. Hercules SLR serves the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, mining and marine industries.

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

We have the ability to provide any hoisting solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876 or email info@herculesslr.com

Product Spotlight | Vulcan ETOP from Samson Rope

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Product Spotlight | Vulcan ETOP from Samson Rope

Today, the Hercules SLR spotlight is on the Vulcan ETOP from Samson Rope

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A Samson Rope ETOP Kit

WHAT’S AN EMERGENCY TOW-OFF PENDANT? 

An emergency tow-off pendant (ETOP) is often referred to as a ‘fire wire’. They’re used to help tow the ship away from the dock if there’s a fire. 

The Vulcan ETOP is a synthetic alternative to traditional wire ropes, developed by Samson Rope. It’s lighter, and eliminates fish hooks—Broken wires that bulge out from the wire and can cause hand injuries. The synthetic Vulcan ETOP can also help reduce maintenance costs. 

WHAT’S THE VULCAN ETOP MADE OF? 

The Vulcan ETOP is made of Technora® fibre with a proprietary fire-resistant coating that withstands exposure to flames & a high-temperature environment that still meets OCIMF-required breaking strength standards.  

OTHER FEATURES & BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • 60-70% (2/3rds) lighter than wire
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Easily stored when not in use
  • Easy to adjust 
  • Heat & flame resistant
  • Lightweight
  • No lubrication necessary
  • Reduces mooring-related injuries & claims 

SPECIFICATIONS

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Samson Rope ISO Vulcan ETOP Spec Chart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WATCH A SAMSON VULCAN COMBUSTON TEST BELOW

WANT MORE? CHECK OUT OUR BLOG:

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Hercules SLR is part of Hercules Group of Companies, with locations and unique businesses coast-to-coast. We provide securing, lifting and rigging services for sectors in Canada and Internationally. Hercules SLR serves the energy, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, aerospace, infrastructure, utilities, mining and marine industries.

Hercules Group of Companies is comprised of: Hercules SLRHercules Machining & Millwright ServicesSpartan Industrial MarineStellar Industrial Sales and Wire Rope Atlantic.

We have the ability to provide any hoisting solution your business or project will need. Call us today for more information. 1-877-461-4876 or email info@herculesslr.com