Last week, CIC attended the 2013 Crane & Rigging | Industrial Crane & Hoists Conference (CRC | ICHC). This conference is held by MCM Events in both the US and Canada. This isn’t your typical conference, attendees have the opportunity to network in small groups, visit vendor exhibits, and experience hands-on learning. One of the break-out session speakers was Fraser Cocks, Executive Director of the B.C. Association for Crane Safety. CIC has partnered with BCACS to develop a reciprocal crane operator certification.
Crane Institute of America Founder and Director, James Headley was also in attendance at the CRC | ICHC Conference. He showed his support for CIC.
Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Office for Crane Institute Certification
Friday, May 17, 2013
|Last week, two of our very own, Jim and Susan Headley attended the Grand Opening of Crane Institute Certification’s (CIC) new Customer Support Office in Villa Rica, Georgia. Villa Rica is located 30 miles west of Atlanta. Jim Headley is President of Crane Institute of America (CIA) and a member of CIC’s Governing Committee. Susan Headley is President of CIC and CFO of CIA. The ceremony began with opening remarks by Pastor and Villa Rica Downtown Development Authority member, Chad Sadorf, who gave a brief description of the services CIC provides. He concluded his remarks with this statement, “each day you come to work here you are saving lives.” City Councilman Patrick Henrickson also welcomed CIC to his district along with his support and encouragement.Speakers were followed by an official ribbon cutting, a tour of the office and refreshments. Debbie Dickinson, Executive Director of CIC, remarked, “We have been very blessed with over 250 test sites nationwide and are now moving into Canada and Europe. CIC has the support of hundreds of CIC Authorized Examiners, test sites and thousands of satisfied customers.” The expansion of the Villa Rica office will continue the high quality customer support that its customers have come to expect.|| |
Crane Institute Certification (CIC) attended and exhibited at the annual SC&RA convention held April 2-6, 2013 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Committee meetings and members were abuzz with news from OSHA’s industry stakeholders meeting, held in Washington, D.C., the same week as the SC&RA conference. The two key issues discussed at both meetings were whether certification is equal to qualification and what bearing testing by capacity has on the merits of certification. A wide variety of opinions were expressed as these issues continue to be debated.
During one committee meeting, CIC was asked to state its position. Certification is a baseline qualification for operators who have tested to a specific type and capacity. Employers remain responsible for determining whether an operator is qualified to run a specific make and model, equipped with specific attachments, and in specific work environments. However certification is a valuable credential attesting to the fact that an individual possesses a core understanding of crane operation.
Crane owners continue to face other issues as well. Some jurisdictions are attempting to put restrictions on the use of cranes based on age. Members discussed the need for a study that demonstrates that many factors, including machine design, use, maintenance, and remanufacturing, all impact the useful life of a crane and can extend the crane’s useful life.
Another highlight of the meeting was the annual Rigging Jobs of the Year competition. Barnhart Crane and Rigging, Memphis, Tenn.; Burkhalter, Columbus, Miss.; and Tradelossa, Durango, Mexico were recognized for completing jobs with ingenuity, hard work, and safety.
CIC was pleased to participate with more than 50 other vendors in the Products Fair. Booth traffic was busy and it was evident that CIC is recognized by the industry for its accredited certifications, which meet OSHA requirements. During the Products Fair, CIC announced that it has renewed its...
Crane Institute Certification (CIC) recently completed its annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. In addition to executing its normal governance responsibilities, members’ expertise was utilized by their participation in various break out groups covering testing and compliance requirements.
Board members also had the privilege to hear guest speaker, Fraser Cocks, Executive Director of the British Columbia Association of Crane Safety (BCACS). Mr. Cocks informed the CIC board of the history of the BCACS crane operator program and explained the process the BCACS uses to test crane operators. The process, similar to new OSHA requirements, is type and capacity based in British Columbia.
Just a reminder, November 8, 2014 is the deadline for mobile crane operators to be certified. Please call Crane Institute of America (CIA) at 800.832.2726 to register for preparatory training and CIC testing.
Crane Institute Certification (CIC), along with Columbus McKinnon, were event partners for the Crane & Rigging/Industrial Crane & Hoist Conference held May 23rd & 24th in New Orleans. As the name implies, this conference was specifically geared toward those working with cranes and rigging in both construction and general industries. This function was a perfect venue to educate users on how CIC can satisfy their certification needs. CIC Executive Director, Debbie Dickinson, had the privilege of being a table topics discussion leader on National Certifications.
As a proud partner with CIC, we would like to announce that Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC) will be participating in the ICUEE Tradeshow in Louisville, Kentucky October 4-6, 2011. Stop by their booth and checkout what they have to offer!
Train-the-Trainer Mobile Cranes is now a 7 day course at $1,995.00 (originally 9 days at $2,295.00). The Trainer Certification is an additional $345.00.
CIC Practical Examiner (3 days) immediately follows Train-the-Trainer Mobile Cranes at a price of $695.00. Examiners are also able to take their CIC Operator Certification Exams during the 10 days (CIC Exam costs are determined by the number of tests taken).
September 19-30, 2011 (spaces limited, call today!)
November 7-18, 2011
Training is held in Sanford, Florida at the Crane Institute of America, Inc. Headquarters.
For more information or to register, call Barbara Weedin at 800-832-2726.