5 Reasons Not to Wait for Certification

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

November 10th will be here before we all know it. If you’re not sure of why that date is important, then we might need to talk.  The mobile crane industry in construction has had 7 years to prepare for certification requirements, but we are still hearing from many individuals and companies that they are just becoming aware of the regulations.

This might be because the law is not just limited to the lattice and telescopic boom cranes we typically think of working on construction sites, but applies to any crane working under OHSA 1926 regulations. This includes articulated boom cranes and loaders, boom trucks, digger derricks, overhead cranes,  (more…)

Seat Time for Certification

Monday, May 15th, 2017

We were recently asked, “Can a new operator practice with a certified operator standing by?” Here are our thoughts on the subject:

Yes, absolutely a person training to be a mobile crane operator can operate the crane with a certified operator by their side.  In fact, at Crane Tech we think this is a great practice, as long as the operator-in-training has been properly educated regarding mobile crane operations. To Crane Tech it’s not just about getting in the crane and pulling levers. The new operator needs to understand some basics before getting in the seat. These include: (more…)

Banner or Sail? You Be The Judge

Monday, May 8th, 2017

We love seeing our country’s flag flown at sporting events, advertisers want us to see their messages on  banners, workers want to be comfortable in the sun. When it comes to hanging something from your aerial/scissor lifts or adding attachments for comfort, the answer is, just DON’T DO IT!

Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), also known as Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP), were created to perform temporary work at height when used properly by trained personnel. While they are built to lift and carry loads under various conditions, there are also limitations. (more…)

2nd Generation Operator Turns Instructor

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Eric Glaubius didn’t necessarily want to follow in his father’s foot steps and be a crane operator. After five years of working on sites as an oiler, rigger, doing assembly/disassembly and driving pile, it was time… but Eric’s father didn’t make it easy on him. Eric actually had to take a cut in pay to go to work with his father and start learning how to operate. The rest, as they say, is history.

Now after 18 years of operating, and 14 years of those with his NCCCO certification, Eric is ready to get out of the seat and take a stand as Crane Tech’s newest instructor. To get to know Eric better, our marketing manager sat down with him, here’s a synopsis of what ensued. (more…)

Wire Rope Clips 101

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Wire Rope Clips can have lots of helpful uses – they are a simple fitting that can be easily used in the field or shop.  Sometimes called a u-bolt or u-bolt clip, they can be used to join two wire rope ends together, make an eye for a pulling application, or to secure the loose end of a wire rope after a wedge socket (or other appropriate device) has been used to terminate a crane’s hook.

But using clips to create wire rope slings for overhead lifting is NOT one of their many uses. (more…)

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