A pipefitter is a tradesperson involved in layout, fabrication, assembly, installation, maintenance and repair of piping systems. These piping systems can include the distribution of all types of fluids, slurries and gasses in residential as well as commercial and industrial markets.
As a pipefitter, you will be qualified to work in many diverse industries, including manufacturing facilities, refineries, power plants and natural gas plants in part due to the development in the Utica Shale Play.
The systems a pipefitter works on are generally high pressure and high temperature applications. It requires a thorough knowledge of these applications and hands on training in-order to complete the work safely.
With our extensive curriculum and best in class credentials, you will gain the knowledge and confidence you need to be a successful pipefitter. The curriculum is developed to make the initial learning process comfortable for entry level pipefitters and ending with a deep understanding of the pipefitting trade. Levels 2 through 4, are developed to prepare you to become a journeyman pipefitters
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A Rigger is a person who specializes in the lifting and moving of extremely large or heavy objects, often with the assistance of a crane, derrick or chain hoists (chain fall). Riggers attach equipment to cranes or structures using shackles, cables, chains, clamps or straps, employing pulleys, winches, lifts or chain hoists to lift the equipment. Calculations are necessary for each load and engineering principles are always in play. Riggers use various suspension techniques to get their load around and over obstacles to their desired location.
Employees trained in safety programs make their workplaces safer for everyone. Bilfinger Westcon Craft Academy provides a variety of training options to fit your needs.
The Bilfinger Westcon Craft Academy, a leader in workplace safety, offers onsite safety training relevant to your company and specific to your employees' jobs. The training is highly engaging and OSHA compliant.
Our goal is to minimize incidents, maximize awareness and alertness and to keep employees healthy and productive.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. No person should ever have to be injured, become ill, or die for a paycheck.
OSHA’s mission is to ensure the protection of workers and prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Many OSHA standards, which have prevented countless workplace tragedies, include explicit safety and health training requirements to ensure that workers have the required skills and knowledge to safely do their work.
These requirements reflect OSHA’s belief that training is an essential part of every employer’s safety and health program. Researchers conclude that those who are new on the job have a higher rate of injuries and illnesses than more experienced workers.
Training workers in the safe way to do their jobs well, is an investment that will save the company money by having less injuries and illnesses, better morale, lower insurance premiums and more.
OSHA Safety Courses emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. The OSHA 10-hour courses are for entry-level workers; OSHA 30-hour courses are for workers with more safety responsibility.