Crane Institute is proud to announce Vortex Simulator training during Mobile and Tower Crane Operator programs.
Simulator training is not a new concept to Crane Institute but has recently been enhanced with the Vortex VxAdvantage Simulator by CM Labs. This is the same kind of simulator used by competitors at the 2014 Crane Operator Skills Championships earlier this year at CONEXPO.
The simulator is equipped with 3 large HD screens which display mobile, crawler and tower crane simulations. Scenarios included are working near power lines, constructing buildings, and assembling tower cranes.
CM Labs takes great pride in the realistic experience their simulators bring to training. A perfect solution for operators that wish to reinforce learning, including beginner through advanced graduated exercises, performance metrics, navigation aids and certification-level scenarios. Come to an Orlando Mobile Crane Operator and Tower Crane Operator Training Program and take your hand at the joystick.
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.
Mobile Crane Operator Training is serious business at Crane Institute. We believe workplace safety is priority #1! We are pleased to offer two different options to satisfy your training needs for companies and individuals.
Our On-Site training programs bring the classroom directly to your job site and is customized to your company’s specific requirements. Our CIA training specialist will visit any of your company locations and conduct our Mobile Crane Operator Training Program. We use your specific equipment for this process so your operators will be trained on the exact same cranes they work with on a daily basis. This helps increase employee confidence and improve safety on the job site.
Open Enrollment classes are for those that wish to come independently or for companies that are sending a smaller number of students. These programs are held around the country at scheduled times during the year. Hands-On training is conducted at our headquarters near Orlando, Fla. This instruction helps build students’ confidence and competency for future job tasks.
OSHA standards require either qualification or accredited certification. Our three or four day training programs will accomplish either or both. We will test you for qualification if you operate in general industry or prepare you to take the CIC nationally accredited certified operator testing. We believe that this training saves lives. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!
This year American Cranes & Transport’s (ACT) annual roundtable on safety and training included thought from Debbie Dickinson, Executive Director, Crane Institute Certification (CIC). ACT posed the questions and Dickinson and two other ‘industry gurus’ provided answers.
ACT: What are the most common types of crane accidents in North America today? How could they be prevented?
Dickinson: Accidents occur for a multitude of reasons, but many experts agree that among the more common causes are improper or damaged rigging and incorrect crane set up. Crane safety is greatly enhanced when operators are skilled and knowledgeable in the areas of safe operations, proper set up, correct site evaluation, crane inspection, knowing when components and controls are not in good working order and when operators know how to accurately determine capacity.
By working through a reciprocal crane operator certification program with the British Columbia Crane Safety Association (BCACS), CIC also saw the importance that our neighbors to the North put on an operator’s knowledge of rigging. In BC, operators are required to prove knowledge in each of the areas mentioned an in rigging to an advanced level. Safe crane operation cannot be pinned down to on area or one person’s responsibility. It takes a crew to make a lift and a skilled, knowledgeable crew to make lifts safe.
Multiple studies by government private groups have shown that crane operator certification saves livers through reduced accidents.
Cal-OSHA Study (Report on Fatal Crane Related Accidents, June 1, 2002 to May 31, 2008, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health) Showed an 80 percent decrease in fatalities despite an increase in the number of cranes active in the state during the time the study was conducted.
Center to Protect Workers’ Rights examined data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2008 to evaluate crane-related fatality...
Crane Institute of America supports National Safety Month. National Safety Month is an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.
One of the first steps in safety is training and Crane Institute of America provides industry-leading programs which focus on safe operating, inspecting and rigging procedures and techniques on different types of equipment. Educating personnel is the most effective way to maintain a safe job site.
Safety starts here. . .but ends with you!