Crane operators and certifications
Crane operators transport and lift heavy material with the help of mobile, overhead and tower cranes. Stepping into the occupation demands no professional education, as many operators master their skills via on the job training or apprenticeship. Some states require material movers to have and maintain a specialized license, but it's wise for all crane operators to take a crane safety training course to enhance safety of everyone on the job site.
With regards to crane operations, operators should have the "safety first" motto in their heads always. With around 230 crane related accidents annually for each of the past seven years, it's essential that safety is the number one priority on every job site. Crane safety training can enhance the well-being not just of the crane operator, but of every employee working on the site.
Crane Safety Training Courses
To ensure your workers and anyone else around them are safe, it is crucial that anyone operating heavy machinery acquire the necessary crane safety training. Safety training has the added benefit of protecting your firm from culpability if something goes unexpectedly bad whilst one of your staff is operating a tower or a crane.
Southwest Industrial Rigging provides our employees crane safety training courses that broadly cover all areas of crane operations necessary to pass both the practical and written exams, but also deliver learners with the skills essential to joining the workforce and safely and efficiently operating cranes anywhere. The courses also incorporate overhead and mobile crane operator orientation, overhead and mobile rigger training, crane inspection, forklift operation, signal person instruction, and aerial framework operator orientation. We strive to keep our employees educated and focused on safety.
Avoiding Crane Related Injuries
According to a fact sheets from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, more than 51% of U.S. crane mishaps lead to fatalities, which is a incredible number when you recognize that most of these incidents may have been avoided through appropriate operator training. The main triggers of crane injuries are overhead power line contact, crane collapse, and injury caused by crane download or crane parts.