Crane and Rigging Conference / Industrial Crane and Hoist Conference.
This conference is held annually and provides education and networking opportunities for:
- Safety and risk managers
- Crane and rigging supervisors
- Lift directors
- Project managers
- Others responsible for crane and rigging operations in the construction and heavy lifting industry.
If this interests you, then you will not want to miss the session “Understanding Adult Learning Styles When Developing an Effective Training Program” presented by James Headley. Topics of the session include:
- Student-centered v. Instructor-centered training
- What makes adult learning unique
- Steps for developing a quality training program
Conference Dates and locations:
December 3-4 at the Hilton Houston Nasa Clear Lake.
Do you remember when times were simpler, life was easier and Jim Headley was a young crane operator?!
James Headley, founder and CEO of Crane Institute of America, LLC was in fact a crane operator beginning in 1968 for the Operating Engineers, Local 312 in Birmingham, Alabama. Before entering the training and consulting business in 1984, he operated a Manitowoc 4100W Ringer.
August 5, 2014 (Sanford, Fla.)—Crane Institute of America announces the availability of the newest edition of the industry’s favorite rigging handbook. Rigging, by James Headley, has been converted from imperial to metric. Providing practical information and great illustrations, the Rigging Metric handbook contains the latest information on wire rope, rigging hardware, and slings, including capacity tables and charts.
“For years, the handbook Rigging has been popular outside the United States for use in training,” said Jim Headley, President of Crane Institute of America. “Customers in Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East have been asking for a metric version of the book.”
Along with the rated capacity tables of slings and rigging hardware, the book covers how to calculate load weight, how to calculate sling loading, and proper load handling techniques. The information is applicable to rigging operations no matter where you are in the world. By offering two versions of the books, trainers and students now have a resource that improves communication, understanding, and safety.
The book can be ordered at Crane Institute’s Online Store and costs $19.95 USD.
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 in Birmingham, Ala., he worked as journeyman crane operator until entering the crane training business in 1984.
As President of Crane Institute of America, Jim has developed training programs for hundreds of major companies including aircraft manufacturers, oil and gas producers, utilities, and the military. For over 20 years, he served on U.S. standards boards–ASME B30 main committee on cranes and lifting devices, and sub-committees for cranes, slings, and rigging hardware. Presently he serves on the International Standards Organization (ISO) committee on cranes.
Headley is also...
Crane Institute of America would like to congratulate Convergence Training for winning the 2014 ISHN Reader’s Choice Award for Best Safety Training Product for their Crane and Hoist Rigging Safety program.
Crane Institute has been a distributor for Convergence Training since the inception of the program. Crane and Hoist Rigging Safety is based on our very own Rigging handbook by James Headley.
The training time for the program is 32 minutes and packed full of useful information needed to safely secure rigging for crane lifts. Both OSHA’s general and construction industry regulations are covered, including the qualified rigger requirement in construction.
Program Topics Include:
• Sling materials
• Types of hitches
• Sling angles
• Load stability and tag lines
Order your Crane and Hoist Rigging Safety today.
Don’t forget to get the book the program was based on, Rigging.
Founder and President of Crane Institute of America, James Headley, will be a guest speaker at CRC/ICHC 2014. Join him December 3 in Houston, Texas as he presents “Understanding Adult Learning Styles when Developing an Effective Training Program.”
Headley will be discussing the difference between student- and instructor-centered training; the uniqueness of adult learning; and the essential steps for the development of a quality training program. The session will include a demonstration of load chart interpretation, complete with a hands-on exercise for attendees.
Interested in attending? Register at www.craneandriggingconference.com before Aug. 1, 2014 for $495 ($595 after Aug. 1, 2014).
Check out our upcoming July Newsletter and learn how to save $100 on CRC/ICHC registration.
May 27, 2014 (Sanford, Fla.)—Crane Institute of America announces the release of the first cards in the new Ready Reference Series. The laminated, pocket-sized cards cover topics that are useful for lift directors and crane and rigging inspectors, as well as others with responsibility for overseeing crane activities on the job site.
The first three cards in the Ready Reference Series feature Wire Rope Inspection, Crane Setup, and Working Around Power Lines.
“Both ASME B30.5 and OSHA 1926 Subpart CC for Cranes and Derricks in Construction discuss the job site responsibilities for controlling entities, site supervisors, lift directors, assembly/disassembly directors, crane owners, and others. The Ready Reference Cards are designed to provide these individuals with technical and safety guidelines that are reflection of industry standards and regulations,” said Jim Headley, President and CEO of Crane Institute of America.
The Wire Rope Inspection card makes it easy for inspectors to determine when the wire rope must be removed from service. The card lists wire rope sizes from 3/8” to 1-3/4” (10 mm to 45 mm on back) and the minimum diameter allowed in both fractions and decimals – taking the math out of the inspection.
Crane Setup addresses site preparation, one of the most important aspect of crane operation and explains who is responsible for ensuring the ground will support the crane and loads lifted. Additional information is provided on positioning the crane, maintaining clearances with power lines, and avoiding potentially unstable ground.
Working Around Power Lines summarizes key information about the clearances required when working near or driving under power lines, how and when to use signalpersons. It also includes reminders about how operators and other personnel are to respond in case of contact with live lines.
Future Ready Reference cards will cover Assembly/Disassembly and other topics for individuals...
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 features Complete Package Train-the-Trainer program for corporate trainers
March 31, 2014 (Sanford, Fla.) — Crane Institute of America awarded prizes to five individuals during CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 4-8, 2014. Prizes included “The Complete Package,” a new train-the-trainer combination program, which allows trainers to become a Crane Institute of America certified trainer and a Crane Institute Certification (CIC) authorized practical examiner in two weeks.
Crane Institute of America congratulates the following individuals for Unlocking the Key to Safety during the show:
- Larry Hopkins, Operating Engineers Training Trust, Whittier, CA
- Jeff Smith, PAR Electrical Contractors, Kansas City, MO
- Hugh Baptiste, AFC Crane Hawaii Inc., Honolulu, HI
- Shannon Syzdek, Liebherr, Houston, TX
- Simon and Linda Dzajkich, Southwest Concrete Products, Oak Hills, CA
The Mobile Crane Complete Package covers current standards, causes of accidents, interpreting load charts, pre-op inspection, and crane setup. In addition, trainers may lease Crane Institute of America’s online training program materials. Both limited and unlimited licenses are available.
Upon completion of the CIC Authorized Practical Examiner portion of the package, trainers can conduct in-house practical exams to certify crane operators to meet or exceed OSHA requirements. CIC is a nationally accredited, OSHA-recognized certification for crane operators, riggers, and signalpersons.
About Crane Institute of America
For more than 25 years Crane Institute of America, Sanford, Fla., has offered training for operators, inspectors, safety managers, lift directors, and riggers and signalpersons working with aerial lifts, forklifts, boom trucks, mobile cranes, overhead cranes, and tower cranes. It is an authorized CIC written and practical exam testing site. For information, visit dev-crane-institute.pantheonsite.io.
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Florida crane operators placed well at the Crane Operator Skills Championship held at CONEXPO 2014 in Las Vegas. The first place winner at the Southeast Qualifier Event (held at Crane Institute headquarters near Orlando, Fla.), Thomas Cunningham of SIMS Crane Service placed third. Kenneth Bowyer of All Crane Rental of Florida, who placed second at the qualifier event, was named the Champion and went home a little richer!
Congratulations to our Florida Operators!
The NEW 14th Edition, Rigging handbook by James Headley is now available. This handbook has been updated to reflect new ASME B30.16 changes regarding broken wires, and includes information on load indicating devices and fall zones.
This 4.5″ x 6.75″ soft-bound book is perfect to keep with you on the job for a quick reference.
Order Yours Today! $19.95 quantity discounts available.