If you ever call our office and need to register for a program or learn more about certification testing, you have probably spoken to Barbara. Last week the students of the Mobile Crane Operator Training Program got to see another side of her, a student!
Barbara’s attendance of the program is an effort to better serve our customers. Our headquarters near Orlando, Florida serves as both a training facility and written/practical exam site for CIC nationally accredited certifications. We strive to make the Crane Institute experience as pleasant as possible to keep our students at ease when testing. Now, when you speak with Barbara, she knows first-hand how it feels to be in the shoes of the student.
Not only has the training reinforced her knowledge of mobile cranes, but to the stress and anxiety some may feel when testing. It is with these types of experiences Barbara and other office personnel have that make Crane Institute customer service unparalleled.
April 3, 2014 (Sanford, Fla.)—Crane Institute of America announces the availability of the newest edition of the industry’s favorite crane handbook. Mobile Cranes, 10th edition, by James Headley, is an excellent study guide for mobile crane operators who are preparing to take accredited certification exams.
Filled with useful illustrations, clear explanations, and real-world examples, the handbook covers essential topics on crane setup, operation, and hazards. First published in 1999, the 10th edition includes important updates reflecting the latest industry standards and best practices.
For the first time, Service/Mechanics trucks are referenced. This equipment can be found anywhere heavy equipment or machinery is used, such as mines, gas and oil fields, utility sub-stations or your local crane rental company. The addition of Service/Mechanic Truck Cranes is important with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1400 requiring the qualification, or certification, of operators if the equipment used in activities other than maintenance and repair.
Perhaps the most important section of Mobile Cranes, is the chapter on Load Charts. “It is not enough to know how to use load charts, but to know why load charts must be followed for safe operation,” said James Headley, author of the book and President of Crane Institute of America.
Topics covered in the handbook:
- Crane Types & Components
- Load Charts
- Conditions that Reduce Capacity
- Pre-Operational Inspection
- Crane Setup
- Working Near Power Lines
- Operating Practices & Procedures
- Hoisting Personnel
Don’t let the handbook’s compact size fool you. It’s packed with valuable information and sized perfectly to fit in your vehicle’s glove compartment.
About the Author
James Headley has spent more than 40 years working in the crane and rigging industry. After serving a crane apprenticeship through Operating Engineers Local 312...
Crane Institute of America ofrece el programa de operador de grúa móvil en español. Este programa es un curso de preparación, que es excelente si usted planea tomar los exámenes de acreditación nacional grúa operador. Los materiales son en Inglés, pero la que tenemos uno de los mejores instructores en el país para enseñar esta clase. Habla con fluidez español y puede trabajar muy de cerca con los estudiantes.Si usted o un empleado debe estar certificado y gustaría entrenamiento de preparación antes de examen, llaman o enviar correo electrónico a Eduardo para obtener más información.
Speak Spanish? No problem, give us a call or email us and we will be happy to help you!
Crane institute of America offers the Mobile Crane Operator program in Spanish. This program is a preparation course which is excellent if you plan on taking the nationally accredited crane operator exams. . The materials are in English but the we have one of the best instructors in the nation to teach this class. He speaks fluent Spanish and can work very closely with the students. If you or an employee needs to be certified and would like preparation training before examination, call or email Eduardo for more information.
This has become a big topic of discussion throughout the construction industry with the introduction of OSHA’s 1926 Subpart CC. This new regulation requires mobile crane operators to be certified by a nationally accredited certification company, such as CIC. Crane Institute of America, Inc. can provide the training that may be needed to prepare your operators to take the written and practical exams. Below is a list of links you may find helpful.
Certification FAQs: https://craneinstitute.com/certification-qualification-faqs/
Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC): http://www.CICcert.com/
Mobile Crane Operator Training: https://craneinstitute.com/training/mobile-crane-training/mobile-crane-operator/
OSHA Subpart CC: http://www.osha.gov/cranes-derricks/index.html
Still have questions? Call us at 800-832-2726.
Have you gotten your Riggers qualified? Our program in Honolulu is excellent for construction, industrial and maintenance craftsmen who use rigging equipment to perform their jobs. Learn how to properly use wire rope, chain and synthetic web slings, rigging hardware, and lifting devices; how to interpret capacity charts for wire rope, slings and rigging hardware when performing proof test; the three methods used to calculate sling loading; safe rigging practices and procedures and so much more!
EXCELLENT PREPARATION FOR TAKING CIC CERTIFICATION EXAMS AND BECOMING A NATIONALLY ACCREDITED CERTIFIED RIGGER/SIGNALPERSON!
To sign up for this or other Rigger programs, call us at 1-800-832-2726.