Tag: Safety Training

Survey Concludes Cranes are Safer but Training Needed

According to a survey conducted by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), the construction industry is a better place to work than it was a generation ago, with greater emphasis on crane safety, improved Read More


Overhead Crane Inspections Should Be Thorough

What is the number one component on an overhead crane inspection that gets missed the most? This is a question that had crossed my mind while trying to come up with an idea to write Read More


4 Steps to Avoiding a Crane Collision

In a fabrication or assembly facility there can be a host of material handling that occurs during the general nature of work. The delivery of steel plate, beam, tubing and other raw materials or equipment Read More


Lifting Technologies Utilized by ITI

Lifting Technologies, headquartered in Missoula, Montana has a nice working relationship with Industrial Training International. They supply crane suspended manbaskets at ITI Training Centers in Woodland, Washington and Memphis, Tennessee while hundreds of project engineers, 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


Rigging Training Workshop – Rigging Selection (sheave blocks)

Circle the best answer for each system which matches the illustrations at the right.Information: All winches have a maximum capacity of 2 tons. All single sheave rigging blocks are rated at 3 ton WLL, and Read More


Harnesses Save Lives

We have received a series of photographs this morning of an amazing – albeit far from textbook –rescue of six or seven men who are alive today thanks to them all wearing a decent harness 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


CF Jordan one of 6 Texas firms honored for safety

March 31, 2011 – CF Jordan, a large El Paso construction contractor, has been honored as one of the nation’s safest construction companies by the Associated General Contractors of America, a national trade group. The Read More


Robbie Johnson takes home the “Top Gun” award!

After competing it out for almost six weeks, the top eight operators in the state battled it out for top honors Saturday February 12, 2011 at Sims Crane & Equipment Co. headquarters in Tampa, Fl. Read More


Sims Crane Safety Rodeo – Orlando Qualifier Results

Orlando, FL – January 29, 2011 – Over 50 people showed up for the Orlando qualifying round of the Sims Crane Safety Rodeo to participate and spectate, and some just came to chow down on Read More


Sims Crane Safety Rodeo – Vero Beach Qualifier Round

January 22, 2011 – Vero Beach, FL – Sims Crane Safety Rodeo Qualifier begins at 10:00 a.m. today at the Sims Crane site on Old Dixie Hwy.  Operators will compete for the chance to challenge Read More


Become a Shining Star Operator with NCCCO Recertification

NCCCO now offers special two-star merchandise for operators that have recertified with the accreditation program.  Among the items available are hats, hard-hat stickers, patches and embroidery.  Tara Whittington, Program Manager for NCCCO confirmed that a Read More


Bob Berry Announced as Sims Safety Director

TAMPA, FL – Imagine yourself on a jobsite during the ’70 as a Volkswagen van, now vintage to contemporary nostalgia, pulls up to the site, it’s outside decorated with all the fanfare of laughter that Read More