Safety is a great emphasis in the Union Ironworking Trade. Creating a culture of safety in our apprentices is paramount to their development as a skilled ironworker. During class, hands-on and on-the-job learning, the student is trained in safe and healthful work practices.
- 40 hour Qualified Rigger Training.
- 40 hour Crane instruction and Qualified Crane Signaling.
- 4 hour Sub Part R Training (OSHA structural Steel erection and decking safety).
- OSHA 30.
- First Aid / C.P.R. / A.E.D.
- 6 hour Fall Protection Training.
- 4 hour Scaffold User Training.
- 8 hour Scaffold Erector Training.
- Confined Space Training.
- Silica & Lead Hazard Training.
- Job Hazard Analysis Training.
- Tool Box safety lessons.
- Fork Lift Training.
- Aerial Work Platform Training.
- Disaster Response Training.
- Fire Watch & Flagger.
- Harassment, Discrimination & Retaliation Training.
THE COURSE CURRICULUM INCLUDES
- Survival of the Fittest: Emphasizing the importance of a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence on the job site.
- Reinforcing Concrete – 50 hours: The fabrication and placement of steel bars in concrete.
- Mathematics for Ironworkers – 20 hours: Whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentages, averages and measurements.
- Rigging – 40 hours: Rigging procedures and precautions, characteristics of various fiber and wire ropes, proper use of slings, rigging hardware, tools and devices.
- Cranes – 40 hours: Pre-lift planning and set up, principles of crane operation, quadrants, load charts, capacity factors and crane signaling.
- Structural Steel Erection – 100 hours: Safely erecting structural steel: buildings, bridges, towers, wind turbines, Amusement park rides…
- Metal Buildings – 20 hours: Erecting Metal Buildings, Layout, Metal Building drawings, bolting, screws, sheeting, and structural steel erection and detail drawings.
- Architectural and Ornamental – 50 hours: Assembly of curtain walls, store fronts, composite panel walls and the proper application of various sealants.
- Pre-Cast - Safety & Erection – 30 hours: Fabrication methods, safe erection procedures, erecting various precast systems, bridge and highway structures, tilt-up panels, and precast drawings.
- Blueprint Reading – 20 hours: Reading and interpreting: welding, architectural, rigging, structural steel and reinforcing drawings.
- Foreman Training – 16 hours: Leadership skills such as effective communication, problem solving, proper documentation, safety and quality control and team building.
- Conveyors – 26 hours: Understanding the principles of conveyor operation, the safe use of tools and proper installation of various conveyor systems.
- Layout Instrumentation – 20 hours: Proper set up and use of: auto levels, lasers, theodolites, transits and total stations.
- Welding – 155 hours: Welding safety, theory, quality, electrodes, basic metallurgy, equipment set up, various processes, oxy fuel, carbon arc and plasma arc cutting.
- C.O.M.E.T. - Emphasizing the value Union membership brings to the Ironworker and the importance of welcoming un-represented Ironworkers into our ranks.
- At the completion of the course the student will be quailed to the A.W.S. D1.1 and D1.5 welding codes in the S.M.A.W. and F.C.A.W. processes.