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Call for Nominations for 2017 Top Trainer Awards

Construction News: Top Trainer Award


The Top Trainer Awards are returning this fall, and Crane Hot Line is now accepting nominations! In the November issue, the crane and rigging industry’s most influential safety trainers in construction and heavy industry will be recognized for their positive impact on students, the work environment, or the industry through the use of innovative training techniques or hands-on instruction; by encouraging peer or corporate accountability; and through quantitative or anecdotal evidence that the training was successful.

The Top Trainer Awards program, created by Crane Hot Line magazine and endorsed by the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals, is designed to recognized crane and rigging trainers working in construction and heavy industry.


For the past 10 years, trainers working for crane dealers, rigging suppliers, rental companies, insurance companies, contractors, inspection companies, manufacturers, heavy haulers, professional training organizations, and more have received Top Trainer awards. These trainers have shown their ability to build trust among students and make their content relevant to the jobsite and trainees.   Download Nomination Form

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  • Individuals being nominated must have been actively engaged in training between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.
  • Trainer must be involved with crane and/or rigging training in Construction or Heavy Industry markets.
  • Trainer must be employed by a North American-owned company.
  • Individuals may nominate themselves or they may be nominated by customers, former students, colleagues, employers.
  • Previous Top Trainer winners are ineligible for five years after being recognized.
  • Previous Honorable Mention winners are eligible.
  • There is no fee associated with making a nomination.
  • Nominations must be received by July 31, 2017.

Eligible professionals for Top Trainer include crane or rigging trainers, craft instructors, safety directors, CTE instructors, contractors, equipment dealers, rental companies, rigging suppliers, manufacturers, or training companies.


One corporate trainer and one professional trainer will be awarded in 2016. Each will receive a complimentary registration to the 2018 ACRP General Assembly and Workshop in Houston, Texas, where they will be presented with their award. Winners will also be granted a scholarship to be used for educational purposes for themselves or a student of their choice. They will also be recognized in a feature article in the November issue of Crane Hot Line.


Complete details of the Top Trainer program can be found on


Make your Top Trainer nomination by July 31, 2017.  


Sponsorships Available for Top Trainer

Top Trainers are regarded as some of the highest quality instructors in the industry. Corporate sponsorships recognize and encourage safe use of cranes and rigging equipment by furthering the education of trainers through scholarships for train-the-trainer courses or industry conference attendance. Alternatively, Top Trainers can donate the scholarship to a promising student entering the industry.


Current 2017 Sponsors


For more information on sponsorships, contact Cindy Kirby at 515-868-0804 or


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