How to Accurately Operate an Overhead Crane

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Overhead cranes are powerful load-moving utilities that make use of the overhead space in industrial facilities, such as warehouses and assembly lines. They are comprised of support beams spanning the width of the site structure, with hoists to attach loads and tracks to move them from one area of the…

Mobile Crane Inspections

Moving large or heavy loads is the defining trait of the construction and heavy equipment industries. These loads, by nature, are a hazard to both people and structures while being moved. They need to be moved safely and properly to avert any risk to their surroundings and themselves. It is…

Roles and Responsibilities of a Signal Person

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Communication is key. This phrase has gone around so many times that we forget the true meaning that it carries. Efficient exchange of messages is essential in all parts of human life, especially in potentially hazardous situations where injury can be avoided or mitigated simply by exchanging messages. That is…

Continuing Mobile Crane Training

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If you work as a mobile crane operator then you probably already know that proper training, job knowledge, safety requirements, and job skills are all important traits for the job. With the advancement in equipment and machinery, as well as an ever-changing world of safety protocols, ongoing education and training…

Is OSHA Aerial Lift Training Required?

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Aerial lifts are essential pieces of equipment at construction sites and warehouses. However, only certain personnel may operate an aerial lift based on their training and professional knowledge of the equipment. Specific training is needed to ensure your workers and crew members are fully trained on aerial lift equipment and…

What is the Difference Between Lifting and Rigging?

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When it comes to heavy equipment operations and duties, rigging and lifting often work hand-in-hand. Rigging is the equipment used on job sites to assist with lifting heavy objects. Examples of the rigging equipment frequently used on construction sites includes wire rope, turnbuckles, clevis and jacks that might be used…

What is Meant by Crane Load Testing?

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Crane load testing is required to ensure the safety of your crane equipment and to certify that the equipment has met OSHA’s guidelines. Crane load testing is performed to certify a crane system can handle the maximum weight capacity for operations. Load testing is required for any new equipment, or…

NCCCO Crane Certification Policies

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Becoming a crane operator requires individuals to meet specific certification policies and eligibility requirements. Some of these crane certification policies include code of ethics, substance abuse, and change of address requirements. Since cranes and crane operations are some of the most vital pieces of equipment in construction today, certification policies…