Specialized Consulting


EKpass provides industry with support previously unavailable.  In short we close the gap between the absence of science, regulatory requirements and historical practices.  Unfortunately, historical practices are often deemed to be best practice.

 

EKpass reconciles acceptable historical best practices and provides solid best practices where historical best practices are deficient or absent.  This is done by effectively marrying the science behind operations and regulatory requirements with practical application on the job.  This requires both in depth technical knowledge and experiential knowledge as well as a comprehensive understanding of equipment functionality and operating principles.

 

North America Toll Free: 1-800-638-9524

CONTACT US

Outside North America: 1+780-459-5850

US OFFICE

EKpass

100 Congress Ave.
Suite 2000

Austin, TX, 78701 USA

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

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North America Toll Free

1-800-638-9524

Outside North America

1+780-459-5850

Specialized Consulting


EKpass provides industry with support previously unavailable.  In short we close the gap between the absence of science, regulatory requirements and historical practices.  Unfortunately, historical practices are often deemed to be best practice.

 

EKpass reconciles acceptable historical best practices and provides solid best practices where historical best practices are deficient or absent.  This is done by effectively marrying the science behind operations and regulatory requirements with practical application on the job.  This requires both in depth technical knowledge and experiential knowledge as well as a comprehensive understanding of equipment functionality and operating principles.

 

  • Crane & Hoisting

    EKpass offers Crane Operator Certification as a service separate to our regular training programs. We certify for mobile, overhead and tower cranes. Our certification is designed to meet or exceed the requirements for federal, state and provincial regulatory bodies, including OSHA, OH&S and MSHA. Furthermore, it is based on the growing need for a standardized approach to crane operator certification and regulatory compliance now being enforced throughout many jurisdictions.

     

    A cross-section of some specific elements that are covered within our certification exams consist of, but are not limited to:

    • Load Charts
    • Proper boom operation
    • Safety
    • Pre/Post-operation inspection
    • Rigging / Wire / synthetic rope slinging

     

    EKpass accepts requests for crane operator certification from all operators desirous of becoming certified on cranes.

    For more specific information please contact us directly – we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

     

  • Equipment Specialists

    Safety is always a major focus at the project and owner level.  EKpass Mobile Equipment Specialists who are stationed on site result in enhanced awareness, focus on operational effectiveness, and site support that flows down and results in a safer project.

     

    EKpass Mobile Equipment Specialists function in a mentoring and support role, but can also be called on to provide module or session specific training as required.  They would be a substantial asset for the on-site HSE personnel to address specific equipment related concerns as the project proceeds.

     

  • Facilities

    EKpasss has provided assessment and support services including hoisting assessments and safe mobile assessments at such facilities as:

     

    • Tanks Farms
    • Pumping Stations
    • Compression Stations
    • Power Plants’
    • Aluminum Smelters
    • Aluminum Rolling Mills
    • Lumber Yards
    • Cities & Counties
    • Various Mines

     

  • Operational Assessments

    Assessments and audits:

     

    • Safety or productivity related

     

    • As related to equipment operations, determine compliance or lack thereof with any combination of the following:

     

    • Regulatory body requirements (specific to geographic area in question)

     

    • Client policies and requirements

     

    • Contractor policies and requirements

     

    • Industry best practices as related to equipment operation

     

    • Also includes development of protocols for use during auditing

     

  • Procedures/Standards

    Standards and Guidelines, Contract Documents

     

    EKpass will perform desktop work and interaction with the client at their offices and ours.  EKpass has the capabilities and expertise required to begin development of documentation now to include in the specifications and contractor invitations, covering such things as:

    • Steep slopes
    • Lowering in
    • Critical lifts
    • HDD hoisting and pullbacks
    • Safe Cribbing and Skidding - Pipeline and Facilities
    • Excavation in wetlands
    • Padding / backfill issues

     

  • Safe Cribbing

    EKpass creates minimum standards in sync with the guidelines identified with the client for use in indicating the requirements for employees and contractors to comply with during construction.  These documents can be included in the bid package that goes out to contractors and also can be used by inspection to ensure compliance during construction.

     

    Safe skidding for various pipelines crews:

    • Stringing
    • Set Up
    • Bending
    • End Prep
    • Welding
    • Coating
    • Lowering in
    • Tie Ins
    • Road Bore
    • HDD

     

    Safe cribbing and skidding of pipe spools in plant and facility construction

    • Cutting
    • Grinding
    • Fitting
    • Welding

     

    Covers the use of various skidding techniques and their application

     

    References, meets or exceeds all existing requirements and relevant information

    • Compliant with regulatory bodies

     

Specialized Consulting


EKpass provides industry with support previously unavailable.  In short we close the gap between the absence of science, regulatory requirements and historical practices.  Unfortunately, historical practices are often deemed to be best practice.

 

EKpass reconciles acceptable historical best practices and provides solid best practices where historical best practices are deficient or absent.  This is done by effectively marrying the science behind operations and regulatory requirements with practical application on the job.  This requires both in depth technical knowledge and experiential knowledge as well as a comprehensive understanding of equipment functionality and operating principles.

 

Specialized Consulting


EKpass provides industry with support previously unavailable.  In short we close the gap between the absence of science, regulatory requirements and historical practices.  Unfortunately, historical practices are often deemed to be best practice.

 

EKpass reconciles acceptable historical best practices and provides solid best practices where historical best practices are deficient or absent.  This is done by effectively marrying the science behind operations and regulatory requirements with practical application on the job.  This requires both in depth technical knowledge and experiential knowledge as well as a comprehensive understanding of equipment functionality and operating principles.

  • Crane & Hoisting

    EKpass offers Crane Operator Certification as a service separate to our regular training programs. We certify for mobile, overhead and tower cranes. Our certification is designed to meet or exceed the requirements for federal, state and provincial regulatory bodies, including OSHA, OH&S and MSHA. Furthermore, it is based on the growing need for a standardized approach to crane operator certification and regulatory compliance now being enforced throughout many jurisdictions.

     

    A cross-section of some specific elements that are covered within our certification exams consist of, but are not limited to:

    • Load Charts
    • Proper boom operation
    • Safety
    • Pre/Post-operation inspection
    • Rigging / Wire / synthetic rope slinging

     

    EKpass accepts requests for crane operator certification from all operators desirous of becoming certified on cranes.

    For more specific information please contact us directly – we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

     

  • Equipment Specialists

    Safety is always a major focus at the project and owner level.  EKpass Mobile Equipment Specialists who are stationed on site result in enhanced awareness, focus on operational effectiveness, and site support that flows down and results in a safer project.

     

    EKpass Mobile Equipment Specialists function in a mentoring and support role, but can also be called on to provide module or session specific training as required.  They would be a substantial asset for the on-site HSE personnel to address specific equipment related concerns as the project proceeds.

     

  • Facilities

    EKpasss has provided assessment and support services including hoisting assessments and safe mobile assessments at such facilities as:

     

    • Tanks Farms
    • Pumping Stations
    • Compression Stations
    • Power Plants’
    • Aluminum Smelters
    • Aluminum Rolling Mills
    • Lumber Yards
    • Cities & Counties
    • Various Mines

     

  • Operational Assessments

    Assessments and audits:

     

    • Safety or productivity related

     

    • As related to equipment operations, determine compliance or lack thereof with any combination of the following:

     

    • Regulatory body requirements (specific to geographic area in question)

     

    • Client policies and requirements

     

    • Contractor policies and requirements

     

    • Industry best practices as related to equipment operation

     

    • Also includes development of protocols for use during auditing

     

  • Procedures/Standards

    Standards and Guidelines, Contract Documents

     

    EKpass will perform desktop work and interaction with the client at their offices and ours.  EKpass has the capabilities and expertise required to begin development of documentation now to include in the specifications and contractor invitations, covering such things as:

    • Steep slopes
    • Lowering in
    • Critical lifts
    • HDD hoisting and pullbacks
    • Safe Cribbing and Skidding - Pipeline and Facilities
    • Excavation in wetlands
    • Padding / backfill issues

     

  • Safe Cribbing

    EKpass creates minimum standards in sync with the guidelines identified with the client for use in indicating the requirements for employees and contractors to comply with during construction.  These documents can be included in the bid package that goes out to contractors and also can be used by inspection to ensure compliance during construction.

     

    Safe skidding for various pipelines crews:

    • Stringing
    • Set Up
    • Bending
    • End Prep
    • Welding
    • Coating
    • Lowering in
    • Tie Ins
    • Road Bore
    • HDD

     

    Safe cribbing and skidding of pipe spools in plant and facility construction:

    • Cutting
    • Grinding
    • Fitting
    • Welding

     

    Covers the use of various skidding techniques and their application

     

    References, meets or exceeds all existing requirements and relevant information

    • Compliant with regulatory bodies