Although it is a Saturday that I am writing this post, it is not a day off for 7 individuals including myself. Today is the day 3 of the 2nd group of Boom Bucket Truck Mobile Crane Operators final exams and practical examination.
The beginning of the week started off with warm days and less wind compared to the last two days where we have had colder days and wind up to 15 miles per hour. This can cause aspiring mobile crane operators to really bare down on those controls to keep the swing motion to a minimum.
As I sit in the room where there are 7 students taking their final examination I reflect back to the day I got here in Durham to start their training. Some of the operators to be; had never been up on the crane or even conducted an inspection. This was a great learning experience as we inspected a damaged wire rope, back up alarm that wasn’t working, anti two block device that needed modification, signaler sign blocked with grease, etc… Seeing these deficiencies opened their eyes to how important a Daily Operator Checklist can be to ensuring you are operating a safe, efficient and maintained crane.
If you are not inspecting your crane or keeping it in compliance you can be cited by OSHA or the DOT. If your not sure about the inspection or do not have the capabilities, please contact us to provide you that service and help you stay compliant.
Congratulations to all the students and thank you once again to the owner Cliff Parks for allowing Crews Crane Training International, Inc. to provide your compliance towards the Mobile Crane Operator requirements. You are ready for the deadline of November 8, 2017 when all mobile crane operators are required to be either qualified or certified.
Below are pictures of our week together along with the best score winners presentation of the CCTI cup.