Tag: Crane Operator Training

Crane Tipping Accidents Caused by Small Loads?

When we hear about a crane tipping over we often automatically assume that it was caused by lifting an object heavier than what the crane can endure. However, crane tipping accidents frequently occur with loads Read More


Sims Crane’s Operator Wins Regional Skill Competition

The area’s finest crane operators recently gathered in Sanford, FL, to boom, hoist, and swing their way to a $1,000 prize and a trip to Las Vegas to participate in the Crane & Rigging Hot Read More


Learn More About Online Training Options

Schools, businesses, academic societies and other organizations are taking advantage of modern technology to share information more effectively than ever before. Not only does the power of electronics enable people to share infor­mation and learn Read More


OSHA to Discuss Crane Operator Certification Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled two informal stakeholder meetings to solicit comments on the crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. The meetings will focus on the Read More

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Top Trainer for 2012 Announced by Crane Hot Line

Crane & Rigging Hot Line is proud to announce the winners of Top Trainer 2012. Brian Fuller, southeast regional safety manager for All Erection & Crane Rental Corp., has won the Corporate Top Trainer award, Read More


Which Crane Related Career is Right for You?

So you’ve decided you want to work in heavy industry, specifically with cranes, but where do you begin? To help you make informed choices, and start you on the way to a fulfilling career, we’ll Read More


Crane Rodeo Finals Coming to Tampa on May 19th

The 2012 Crane Rodeo Qualifying rounds are now complete, and we have all of our winners ready to head to the Finals in Tampa on Saturday, May 19th. First up was Orlando, with Luke Denman Read More


Sims Crane Minute – Voice Commands When Operating A Crane

Bob Berry, Safety Director at Sims Crane and Equipment demonstrates how to properly use voice commands while operating a crane.


Articulating Crane Operators & Rigger Level II Certification earn ANSI Accreditation

NCCCO also announced that it had been granted continued accreditation by ANSI for its previously accredited programs: Mobile Crane Operator, Tower Crane Operator, Overhead Crane Operator, Rigger Level I, and Signalperson. The decision of ANSI’s Read More


What’s wrong with these mats?

Safety: What’s Wrong With These Mats?Spotted in the USA, possibly Michigan? A boom truck set up on mud with some outrigger mats that create Death Wish.The crane, which wasn’t working at the time, appears to Read More


Rigging Training Workshop – Rigging Selection: Tension & Sling Size

Some loads can be single point picked, and the rigging is selected based on suspended weight.Other times, a rigging task will require that we use a few steps to get to the solution. Note that in Read More


Crane Operator Rodeo Rounds Up Winners

April 6, 2011 – At ConExpo, Maximum Capacity Media hosted its first Crane Operator Rodeo, which was designed to bring greater attention to the importance of training and safe crane operation. “New OSHA regulations have Read More


Planning a successful lifting operation

When crane incidents occur, the cause can often be traced back to mistakes made in the planning of the lifting operation. Indeed, rather too frequently, the problem lies in the complete lack of any meaningful Read More


NCCCO and IPAF Announce New Programs During ConExpo

Enlarge ImageBoth NCCCO’s Graham Brent (L) and IPAF’s Tim Whiteman announced new programs at ConExpo. March 30, 2011 – In a joint news conference during the recent ConExpo show in Las Vegas, Nev., the National Read More


Employee Spotlight: Kenny Schepman

This is Kenny’s 11th year as a sales representative with Sims Crane covering the Orlando area, and 17th consecutive year with Sims Crane.  Kenny started as an apprentice in January of 1969.  “It was the Read More