Today is test day for the 8 Boom Truck Mobile Crane Operators. Currently they are new to the mobile crane industry. They desire to operate the boom truck mobile crane at their facility. Replacing pumps, valves, tanks, pipes and moving around maintenance equipment on a daily basis requires them to rig, signal and operate the boom truck.
First is the multiple choice test along with load chart calculations. Then when finished within the next 2 hours, they will each go out to the crane and practice for their practical examination.
If you ever considered being a mobile crane operator, ask anyone that has went through the process and they will tell you it is a commitment. It takes hours to perfect the skills to operator a mobile crane. It takes reading skills to understand how to set up the crane. It takes math skills to calculate the load chart to confirm the crane can lift the load successfully.
Congratulations to the newest members of the boom truck mobile crane group at Charleston Water System.
“Work Hard and Play Safe”
Safe Lifting to you all. Congratulations!!!