Licensing, certification and
continuing education is an essential process designed to
develop competent employees, who, through skill, knowledge
and attitude, are capable of ensuring cranes and personnel/material
hoists are operated and maintained safely and efficiently,
protect equipment as well as jobsite personnel and the
public during operations.
Crane Safety & Inspections provides instructional & risk
management seminars, both onsite, and classroom, teaching
crane & personnel/material hoist safety and accident
Programs are available to all jobsite personnel, from those
in the field to upper Management, and instructional programs
can be tailored to meet the special needs of clients.
Statistics have shown that well-trained
personnel are known to recognize hazards, resulting in
fewer accidents than those with less knowledge or skills.
- Documentation of training provides evidence of the
employer’s good faith and compliance with government
regulations and requirements, such as
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.20(b)(4) and 1926.21(b)(2) in the USA.
- Qualified and trained personnel can increase job productivity
by maximizing the use of cranes and personnel/material
- Qualified and trained personnel:
- Can decrease the potential for accidents by having
a clear understanding of the manufacturer’s specifications
and all applicable regulations for
cranes and personnel/material hoists.
- Are able to conduct routine preventative maintenance
and inspections, recognize and evaluate conditions
that are potentially hazardous to safe
machine operation as well as jobsite personnel.
- With hazard awareness training, employees are able
to detect potential risks such as the handling of materials
or loads under or near electrical power
lines, improper crane set-up, ground conditions, improper
use of rigging causing loss of a load, etc.