Crane Institute of America

The Complete Package Puts Professional Resources in Hands of Corporate Trainers

Crane Institute of America to introduce new train-the-trainer programs for the crane and rigging industry at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

November 18, 2013 – Crane Institute of America, Sanford, Fla. will feature “The Complete Package” at Booth 2973 in the Gold Lot at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 4-8, 2014.

To make it easier for corporate trainers to maintain ongoing training at their facilities, Crane Institute has introduced a new train-the-trainer combination program called “The Complete Package.” In two weeks’ time, trainers can become a Crane Institute of America certified trainer and an authorized practical examiner for Crane Institute Certification (CIC), a nationally accredited, OSHA-recognized certification for crane operators, riggers and signalpersons. In addition, trainers may license Crane Institute of America’s online training program materials. Both limited and unlimited licenses (per year) are available.

Jim Headley leads training class 448x294“The Complete Package eliminated the cost for trainers to develop and maintain their own training programs, and it makes training more accessible to workers, thereby increasing job site safety,” said Jim Headley, Director of Crane Institute of America.

Trainers participating in the mobile crane or rigger train-the-trainer courses will learn how to conduct the same training programs that are used by Crane Institute of America’s instructors. Trainer topics include “Learning how to be a great trainer and facilitator,” and “How to create a learning environment.” Certified trainers can purchase student materials, books, workbooks, and other resources created for the training program.

According to Headley, quality training is more about the program than it is the instructor. “When provided with properly developed materials, good trainers have a greater chance of success.”

“It’s a bit like NASCAR,” he says. “The drivers are the ones that get champagne poured on them at the end of the race, but the mechanics working behind the scenes were just as important in the success of that car.”

Among the technical topics covered in the Mobile Crane Complete Package are current standards, causes of accidents, interpreting load charts, pre-op inspection, and crane setup. The Rigger/Signalperson Complete Package covers safe use of slings, wire rope, and hardware; current standards; pre-use inspection, hand/voice signals, and much more.

Successful completion of the CIC Authorized Practical Examiner portion of the package allows you to complete your own in-house practical exams to certify your crane operators, riggers, and signalpersons to meet or exceed OSHA requirements.

In addition, Crane Institute will introduce other new training and inspection resources in 2014, including:

  • Licensed material for the Overhead Crane Operator Train-the-Trainer program.
  • Digital Inspection Checklists that interface with various digital tools, such as digital cameras.
  • Online Training courses that allow students to learn at their own pace. The self-directed instruction includes quizzes at completion of material presentation.

About Crane Institute of America

For more than 25 years Crane Institute of America has offered training for operators of aerial lifts, forklifts, boom trucks, mobile cranes, overhead cranes, and tower cranes, as well as for riggers and signalpersons. It is an authorized CIC written and practical exam testing site. For information, visit

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