Tag: Crane Safety

Crane Safety Heightened in Threatening Weather

Keeping an eye on the weather is a wise decision for anyone who works outdoors. This is especially important for those with careers in construction and heavy equipment operation. A responsible crane operator should be Read More

September 1st, 2022 | Tags: , ,

What to Look for in Crane Stabilization Pads

No matter what size crane is being used, its stabilization pads are essential for safety because they’re the foundation for a secure lift. Crane pads are attached directly to the ram end of each outrigger Read More

November 5th, 2021 | Tags: , ,

Eleven Steps to Ensure Crane Safety

Safety is Sims Crane & Equipment’s number one priority at our 14 locations statewide, on the road, and especially at the jobsite itself. We have led the crane and rigging industry with the highest standards Read More

February 16th, 2021 | Tags: ,

25 Years of Improving Safety in Crane Operation

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The NCCCO is a nonprofit organization established in January 1995 with a mission of instituting standards in safety and performance Read More

January 29th, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Wire Rope Maintenance – Keeping that Band of Strength Intact

Wire rope maintenance is a vital part of crane safety, performance and longevity. Hundreds of components work together to lift and suspend huge amounts of weight, so keeping this thin band of strength in proper Read More

December 18th, 2019 | Tags: , ,

Crane Simulators Offer High Tech Training

Flight simulators date back nearly 100 years to 1927, with computer-generated graphics coming on the scene in the 1970s and significant improvements since. They have been an integral part of effective training for millions of Read More

October 31st, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

Lifting Cranes & Challenges by Mother Nature

Two environmental factors can significantly affect the safety of steel lifting equipment: cold temperatures and costal climate. The October issue of American Cranes & Transport (ACT) Magazine includes an in-depth article about how these two Read More

October 23rd, 2019 | Tags: , , , ,

The Importance of a Trained Crane Signal Person

A successful and safe lifting operation doesn’t rely on the crane operator alone. A well-trained signal person is often required to guide the operator when an extra set of eyes and ears are essential. American Read More

September 30th, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

How to Choose the Right Crane

Occupational Health & Safety Magazine recently featured a helpful article with seven tips for individuals who are interested in buying a crane, plus advice for those who want to minimize risk when purchasing a preowned Read More


Sims’ Bob Berry to Teach OSHA Cranes in Construction Class

TAMPA, Fla. (July 15, 2019) – Bob Berry, Sims Crane & Equipment safety director, will teach the OSHA 2055 Cranes in Construction class August 5-7, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, at the University of South Read More


In any Lifting Job, Ground Stabilization is Number One

Just as a solid foundation is critical to the construction of any house or building, ground stabilization is of utmost importance to a successful crane operation. It provides a platform that helps ensure accurate lifting Read More


Bob Berry to teach OSHA Cranes in Construction Class

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2019) – Bob Berry, Sims Crane & Equipment safety director, will teach the OSHA 2055 Cranes in Construction class March 25-27 at the University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Read More


Demand Increases for Crane Safety & Training

New regulations recently mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for new crane operator certification have caused a sharp increase in demand for the services of crane safety and training companies, according to Read More

January 28th, 2019 | Tags: , , , ,

Sling Safety – As Simple As A, B, C

A well-maintained and functional crane is important for any heavy lifting application. Of equal importance is a quality sling for suspending the item to be lifted by the crane. Slings are available in various configurations Read More

January 15th, 2019 | Tags: , ,

Lightning Season is approaching, how do we protect ourselves?

With lightning season approaching, it is best to learn and understand the safety regulations in regards to lightning. Lightning is a dangerous, spontaneous, and wild thing. Understanding what the proper procedures are and how to Read More

November 15th, 2017 | Tags: , ,