IATSE Local 488
Studio Mechanics of the Pacific Northwest
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    Next Meeting: 

    Portland, OR

    June 9th, 1:00 pm

    AFL-CIO Bldg

    3245 SE 32nd, Portland

    Congratulations to the Scholarship Winners

    Ian Lodge, Zoe Shelton, Avary Lenz!!


  • Upcoming MEWP New Ops Seattle & Keys/MEWP 2.0/Bests Equipment Supervision Certifications Portland; & Re-Cert Classes
    Updated On: May 21, 2019

    New Operator Certification courses available 

    Seattle, June 8-9, New Operators Certifications

    Download your application attached to this article

    Basics of lift operation and lift safety will be reviewed and tested for New Operators.

    These are two day classes


    MEWP Re-Certifications

    Local 488 uses the Ives Re-Qualification manuals and trainer packs for these one day classes.

    While simlar to our New Operator Certification Course, the material is presented in a condensed format.

    Classroom Theory is in the morning session and then each attendee will have Hands On Testing un the afternoon which is scheduled in 30 minute to hour long time slots.


    Coming Soon: MEWP 2.0

    Genie Specific Rigging & Equipment Supervision Training

    Class planned for June 15-16 in Portland

    Ths class will give you the tools to do equipment specific rigging according to Genie's specs. Each person who passes will receive a flight biunder full of all of the wieghts, measures, and specs necessary to safely rig onto Genie equipment.

    Also Department Heads and Bests in charge of overseeing our members who operate Lifts will attend the Classroom/ Theory section of the new Genie Specific Lift Training.

    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has issued new guidelines advising that all personnel who directly supervise MEWP operators must receive training and have an acceptable level of knowledge regarding the regulations and standards that govern the safe use and operation of equipment including:

    • Operator Training
    • Occupant Training
    • Equipment attachment and rigging training

    The Genie Specific Training will certify you in their Entertinment Industry Specific Rigging and operation Manual.

    The IATSE Training Trust has a new 5 person minimum attendance for our trainings to receive reimbursement.

    Choose your date

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    Send it in ASAP!

     If you have questions please email cdavid.


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