Industry’s Best Trainers Lead the Way to Safe Jobsites

The key to a safer crane and rigging industry starts with training professionals who bring insight and innovation to the field, engage students with interesting techniques, and instill a sense of ownership among their students. It’s the trickle-down effect. That’s why Crane & Rigging Hot Line plans to recognize the industry’s main safety motivators—our top training professionals—with its annual training excellence awards. 

acrp-logo-cmykEndorsed by the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals (ACRP), the Top Trainer Awards is a one-of-a-kind program in the crane and rigging industry. It celebrates trainers who open the eyes of new crane operators, riggers, and signal persons, as well as those who have spent a number of years behind the controls or on the jobsite.

This year, top trainers will be recognized for the following:

  • Having a positive impact on students, the work environment, or the industry through the use of innovative training techniques or hands-on instruction;
  • Encouraging peer or corporate accountability; and
  • Proving their training was successful through quantitative or anecdotal evidence.

Winners will be recognized in two separate categories: corporate and professional. They will be named in the November 2015 issue of Crane & Rigging Hot Line. These two winners will receive recognition in the issue, complimentary registration to the 2016 ACRP General Assembly and Workshop, a trophy for their accomplishments, and a scholarship for continuing education. Scholarships may be used by the recipient for train-the-trainer courses, to earn a certification, or to attend an industry conference. Alternatively, the winners may donate their scholarship to a student for similar training or educational purposes.

How to participate in Top Trainer 2015

Make a commitment now to recognizing your favorite trainers by nominating them for Top Trainer. Links to fill out the nomination form can be found on

The first 15 to submit a nomination for the Top Trainer Awards will receive a copy of the Hot Line Crane Guide, a blue-book guide for equipment that features specs, pricing, and historical data on crane models from more than 100 manufacturers dating back to the 1950s.

Support the awards program

The long-standing Top Trainer awards program needs your support. Download the Top Trainer logo and post it on your company website or use it in a company newsletter along with a link to the nomination form at

Learn more about sponsoring the awards program by calling 515-574-2312515-574-2312.