Photos: High angle rescue team tower crane practice

Photos: High angle rescue team tower crane practice

Crane safety is important to several industries – including the fire service. Check out some cool photos of the Penticton, B.C., fire department's high angle rescue team's tower crane practice last year shot by Mike Biden.

Filipov steps down from Terex

Filipov steps down from Terex

Following the sale of the Demag mobile cranes business to Tadano, Terex Cranes president Steve Filipov has stepped down from his role with the company.

Transportation: Ring crane hoists record highway deliveries

Transportation: Ring crane hoists record highway deliveries

Mammoet is using cranes, hydraulic jacks and massive trailers with hundreds of wheels to help deliver several of the heaviest loads ever transported on Alberta highways. SAUL CHERNOS

How crane incidents in other areas affect Canadian industry

How crane incidents in other areas affect Canadian industry

As the official investigation into the causes of the Seattle crane collapse continues, how often does the fallout from an incident impact industry in other jurisdictions? MATT JONES

Masco develops cranes for Groat Road Bridge renovation

Masco develops cranes for Groat Road Bridge renovation

The construction is expected to extend the service life of the bridge by at least 50 years and to improve the functionality of existing sidewalks by widening them. MATT JONES

Crane safety is important to several industries – including the fire service. Check out some cool photos of the Penticton, B.C., fire department's high angle rescue team's tower crane practice last year shot by Mike Biden.
Mammoet, a global provider of engineered heavy lift services, is using cranes, hydraulic jacks and massive trailers with hundreds of wheels to help deliver several of the heaviest loads ever transported on Alberta highways.
On April 27, a crane working on a Google office building in Seattle collapsed onto the street below, crushing six cars and killing four people. The incident attracted major attention.
In 2018, the city of Edmonton announced a major three-year renovation plan for one of the busiest river crossings in the city, the Groat Road Bridge.
Entitled, lazy snowflakes with big dreams and a constant need of approval. That’s how the keynote speaker at this year’s Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC) conference in June described how many people view millennials—the generation of workers born between 1980 and 2000.David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data and expert on millennials, shared at the Charlottetown, P.E.I. conference many of the different reasons why millennials are the way they are; act the way they act; and followed up with ways employers can recruit, retain, and motivate them.He addressed the current problem that trades and the crane industry itself seem to be having a more difficult time bringing in young fresh workers who are committed to a new company, and that no matter how much employers may hope to live forever — they won’t. And that employers need to get involved in making their workplaces places where millennials could see themselves thriving in, because they are the ones who will be the new bosses and managers and CEOs in the not so far off future. He added that millennials have no problem bouncing around jobs until they find the most pleasurable work environment for them, which greatly differs from the mindset of the generation before them. “Millennials love working towards a common goal and working with a purpose. Gone are the days of just putting your head down and working because you were told to. Millennials will ask why and will need a little more handholding than the generations that came prior,” he says.Coletto broke it down quite simply and said that despite today’s employers being used to a more traditional leadership style, of employees just being happy to have a job, they will need to make concessions and meet millennials where they are, get to know how they work and more or less pat them on the back more than they’re used to.“You need to shift the way you think about millennials in the workplace and try not to view them in such a negative light,” he says. “If you go into this with the mindset that they are annoying, needy and lazy, you’ve already lost.”A millennial himself, Coletto asked the audience why they think they are lazy, and answered his question by saying it is partly the fault of their parents and a lot to do with technology.“It has to do how we were all raised but also the role technology played in our upbringings and lives today still,” he says. “Us being lazy is often overexaggerated. Millennials are the most culturally and ethnically diverse generation to date, the most tech-savvy and also the most educated. Millennials also understand the dynamics in the workplace.”Coletto’s company produces the largest re-occurring report on millennials in Canada and knows his stuff. With 2,000 Canadian millennials surveyed twice a year, his team asks them for their thoughts on current affairs as well as track their perceptions on brands, governments, ideas, and lots more. He finished off his talk by listing off the following five ways employers can better engage millennials:– Remember that the fundamentals still matter. Millennials are still like everybody else in the sense that they want job security and want to be able to have the basics needs of living comfortably met.– Give them the tools they need to succeed. Show them what to do and how to do it well. Even if it seems like making concessions and compromises — it’s the last generation that raised them to be this way.– Communicate openly and freely.– Uniqueness and personal expression are important. Give them opportunities to express who they are.– Tell your story. Millennials love to tell their stories and help others share theirs. Get involved.
Thane Tapley is in his 27th year in the crane industry. From his training in Ontario to the last 10 years working for Irving Equipment in New Brunswick, he’s seen it all – from construction to erecting wind energy farms and everything in between. But none of that could prepare him for his greatest challenge – trying to win stuffed toys from the arcade claw crane at a laundromat in Fredericton, N.B.
Two years ago, a young woman made headlines after she was spotted in the middle of the night atop a tower crane in downtown Toronto. On her own steam, the woman crawled along the boom and reached a pulley block before a firefighter rappelled from the crane’s arm and whisked her to safety.
Here in the pages of Crane & Hoist Canada, we frequently talk about the crane and heavy lifting involved in the construction of facilities such as large arenas. But there’s also some significant heavy lifting that takes place after these venues are up and running. Hoists and winches play an important logistic role in allowing modern entertainment venues to serve sports events, concerts and everything in between.
Are leaders born or made? The truth is, a little bit of both. Empirical data says one-third of us have leadership traits within us, but two-thirds of us create ourselves as leaders.
Terex Cranes’ Demag AC 300-6 all-terrain crane has arrived in Canada. Cropac, one of Terex Cranes’ biggest and most active dealers, officially sold the first-ever Demag AC 300-6 to come to Canada to Milton, Ont.-based Modern Crane, which took ownership of the crane this past January. Cropac president Bill Finkle says that the main application for this type of crane is the erection of tower cranes.
It’s steady – but not necessarily smooth – sailing for Canada’s roadbuilding and aggregate sectors in 2019.
Alberta’s oil and gas sector should be expecting another challenging year ahead, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
August 14, 2019 - FLO Components is introducing the Macnaught BOP20 to the Canadian market. The BOP20 is the first industrial-grade, portable and rechargeable, 18V battery operated oil pump for five-gallon buckets.
August 13, 2019 - Take a look at some of the latest gear and heavy equipment with their crane attachments making waves in the Canadian forestry industry | Woodbusiness.ca reports.
Description August 7, 2019, Zweibrücken, Germany - At Swiss crane service provider Matthey Petit, the qualities and strengths of City cranes from Zweibrücken are held in high regard.
July 21, 2019, Seregno, Italy – BKT a manufacturer in the world of Off-Highway tires for vehicles and equipment in the agricultural, industrial, earthmoving, port, mining, ATV and gardening sector has developed an extensive Flotation range for farming trailers.
July 16, 2019 - The Jekko mini crane “grows up” and takes a brand new direction in which concepts such as simplicity, immediacy, performance and efficiency come together in the same machine.
July 9, 2019 - Saint-Laurent, Que. - A $2.6 million remodeling and renovation project at the Kenworth Montréal dealership in Saint-Laurent, Que., has been completed.
July 2, 2019, Manitowoc has added two new partners as EnCORE certified hydraulic cylinder repair specialists in North America.
July 2, 2019, Zweibrücken, Germany - On the heels of its massive order of 14 Demag all terrain cranes, Empire Crane continues to experience a high demand for Demag cranes throughout its northeastern U.S. territory.
June 20, 2019 - Hiab, part of Cargotec, will connect the majority of its equipment as a standard feature from factory, starting in the second half of 2019.
June 19, 2019 - Manitowoc’s manufacturing facility in Charlieu, France has shipped its 1,000th Igo T 85. The landmark self-erecting crane has been sold to a customer in Benelux.
June 16, 2019 - Elliot's 1881TM BoomTruck features an 18-ton lifting capacity and a five-section 81' telescopic boom. The TM stands for 'tractor mount' which allows for towing large trailers using a fifth wheel chassis.
June 10, 2019, - Hiab, part of Cargotec, is launching a new crane for the waste collection market. The HIAB S-HiPro 230W debuted at this year's ReinigingsDemoDagen trade show in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
There are few people with more years dedicated to standards in Canada’s overhead crane industry than Judy Mellott-Green. The president and CEO of the All Canadian Training Institute (ACTi) has been active in the industry for nearly three decades, and is just as passionate as ever about promoting safety and improving standards across Canada. Judy still participates as a technical committee member on the CSA B167 Overhead Crane Standard and has participated on all revisions of this standard. She has participated in committees with the CSA for many years and looks back on her years working with CSA committees with great fondness.
The Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) initiative helps connect outgoing military personnel and their families with training opportunities to enter the construction industry. The program provides a benefit to both groups – helping the industry address crucial shortages of skilled labour and helping military veterans hit the ground running in the next phase of their lives.
Gerry’s Truck Centre celebrated the opening of its new truck service and sales centre in Woodstock, Ont. with an open house earlier this month.
Nebraska’s Elliott Equipment Company has a long tradition of innovation. Today, that tradition continues as the company continues to develop newproducts for the material handling sector. With this year being the company’s 70th anniversary, president Jim Glazer spoke with us about the company’s past and future.
Ryan Burton has been servicing the heavy lifting needs of businesses across Western Canada for more than 25 years. The managing partner of the Bigfoot Crane Company in Abbotsford, B.C. has been operating cranes since 1992. “I worked with a road building company in British Columbia in Vancouver and we were building the Island Highway and just learned how to run cranes, pretty much self-taught, which is scary,” Burton recalls. “You look back at how I ran cranes, and other people ran cranes back in 1992, versus now, it’s incredibly different.” In 1997, Burton decided to leave the road building company he worked for to try his hand working as an operator for a crane rental company called Eagle West Cranes in Abbotsford, B.C. He worked his way up to a sales position and remained in that position for a few years before being promoted to a management position, and later, promoted again to the position of general manager. “I was looking after all of our crane operations in British Columbia,” Burton says. In 2011, Burton left Eagle West Cranes to run another crane company for three years, DLB Cranes, located in North Vancouver, B.C. and Regina, Sask. “We did lots of work in plants, mills and mines in Western Canada so I ended up spending quite a bit of time in the Prairies,” Burton recalls, adding that the company did a lot of work servicing potash mines in Saskatchewan and the oil sands in Alberta, renting crawler cranes, rough terrain cranes and all-terrain cranes. Then in 2014, another exciting opportunity presented itself. “Eagle West was selling their company,” Burton says. “They were selling all their mobile cranes to a company out of Houston called TNT Crane, and they had all the tower cranes that were still for sale, so they called me and asked me if I was interested in buying it.” The purchase of 100 per cent of the company was a little too much for Burton at the time, so he partnered with the former owners and secured a 50 per cent stake in the company, and took over running the operation. “At that point we renamed it to Bigfoot Crane Company,” he says. “I’ve been running Bigfoot Crane Company for just over three years now.” An active member In addition to running Bigfoot Crane Company, Burton’s busy schedule includes being an active board member for the BC Association for Crane Safety (BCACS). “I’ve been involved in that board since 2007,” he says. “It is the association that designed all the operator ticketing for British Columbia. We were the last province to have mandatory crane operator licensing, so we designed a special licence system to test operators in B.C.” Burton was named the BCACS Chairman of the Board in 2017 for a four-year term. As if he wasn’t busy enough, he’s also an active member of the Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC). “I’ve been a member there for 20 years and I’ve been on the board for four years now,” he says. “Now, I’m the secretary treasurer for the board there.” Burton says being an active member of the CRAC allows him the opportunity to form relationships with crane companies across Canada. “I can phone them at any given time and ask for help on certain things,” he says, adding that being able to get together and work on industry-related issues that affect companies across the country is a big part of why he’s such an active member of the CRAC. The majority of Burton’s work with the associations has revolved around improving safety within the crane industry. “It’s important to me for sure,” he says. “I’ve had really close relationships with our workers wherever I’ve been, and the thought of sending them out to unsafe situations everyday just scares the hell out of me. We do everything we can to make sure we’re safe; and the environments we’re working in everyday are safe.” Future goals with CRAC Although the CRAC’s annual conference is a great place to network with industry members across Canada, Burton says one of his goals is to continue growing the conference to include more value to its membership. “It used to be just a relationship association, but the last three years we’ve been changing the way we look at the organization, and its power to create synergies across the country. We’re changing it over to more practical  applications that are really serving the members,” he says. “We’re working on different safety committees – right now we’re working on a boom dolly committee, looking at the way to move cranes safely across the country. We’re looking at training, making industry aware of the products and services available to keep workers safe… we’ve gone from a relationship organization to relationships and finding ways improve the industry.” One initiative the CRAC is working on this year is the implementation of its first-ever safety awards, based on set criteria that use safety data collected by the association from its members. “If companies hit a certain benchmark that we’ve got, then they’ll be receiving a safety award from the Crane Rental Association of Canada,” Burton says. “The companies that are out there, being a good example, we want to have recognized.” Burton says being an active member within the CRAC can only make a business, and its owner, improve their operations. “The more engaged you get in it, the more it happens,” he says. “I started out in sub-committees working on different projects, then moving onto the board… the more time you spend with all these people, the more you learn, and the more value you’ll get.”
During the Crane Rental Association of Canada’s (CRAC) 2017 annual general meeting this past June, Ted Redmond was named the new chairman of CRAC.
When Mike Turnbull was offered the opportunity to join the Crane Rental Association of Canada’s executive board as treasurer and secretary last year, he was more than happy to take on those roles.
Darren Ritchie is a Canadian golf champion and, as of June 2016, a member of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame. When operating the cranes on job sites with Irving Equipment, however, he says he’s just another guy in a hard hat.
New overhead cranes are key features of the recent expansion project of a New Brunswick heavy equipment attachment maker.
All those forms that employees are filling out aren’t doing a crane company any good if they’re simply placed in a filing cabinet and forgotten, says Adrian Bartha.
Over 100 years ago, Hawboldt Industries was founded in Chester, N.S. At its inception, the company used its foundry to produce equipment and vessels for the cod fishery. However, in the decades since, Hawboldt has evolved with the times and the market. Its most recent evolution: producing marine cranes.
The recent announcement of the 2019 budget of Ontario’s Government sets out a five‐year path to a balanced budget. This budget, the first for the Progressive Conservative Ford Government, was announced on April 11, 2019.
Regular inspections and maintenance of mobile cranes and boom trucks is essential to ensuring the safety of operators and workers who are working with and around this equipment.
The safe operation of mobile and tower cranes in Ontario continues to be a major concern for the construction industry, its stakeholders, and the public.
It is official: recreational marijuana is legal in Canada with effect from October 17. With that comes a patchwork of jurisdictional laws establishing where and how marijuana products will be sold and used by consumers.
Unless you’ve had your head in the clouds – possibly some particularly smoky clouds that have caused you to crave unhealthy amounts of pizza and nachos – then you’ve heard about the upcoming changes coming into effect related to recreational marijuana use across Canada.
It should come as no surprise to anyone in this industry that the second most common type of serious tower-crane incident reported to WorkSafeBC in the last decade relates to contact with overhead power lines. Unwanted contacts – between two cranes or between tower cranes and power lines – have caused 15 reported close calls in B.C. since 2015 alone, and that number doesn’t account for all those potentially disastrous incidents that have gone unreported.
The Crane Rental Association of Canada (CRAC) presented the inaugural CRAC Safety Awards during the 20th anniversary CRAC Conference and AGM last month in Winnipeg.
Extech Instruments, (http://www.extech.com), a world leader in test and measurement tools, has announced the launch of two compact light meters making quality measurements of visible and ultraviolet light more convenient and accessible—for professionals and consumers alike. The LT505 is a wide-range, general-use light meter while the UV505 meter measures ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the UVA and B ranges. Unlike comparable meters, the new 505 meters can be stored practically anywhere, measuring 5.3" tall and 1.9" wide (133x48mm).
Workers using personal fall protection systems sometimes instinctively grasp their systems’ rope grabs during falls. Some commercially available rope grabs are manufactured with “anti-panic” features that enable the rope grabs to work properly by locking onto the lifeline even when they are grasped. Some workers use Prusik slings as rope grabs. A Prusik sling, however, does not have an anti-panic feature. Therefore, grasping a sling’s Prusik knot can prevent the knot from tightening around the lifeline, allowing the worker to fall. This bulletin explains the hazards of using Prusik slings as rope grabs, and discusses why it’s safer in most cases for workers to use rope grabs that meet CSA or ANSI standards and include anti-panic features. What is a Prusik sling? A Prusik sling is a length of rope with its ends secured together to create an “endless loop.” When used as part of a fall protection system, the Prusik sling is attached to a thicker lifeline by tying the sling into a Prusik knot (see illustration). You can freely slide a Prusik knot along the lifeline by hand, but it should tighten around the lifeline when the sling is pulled by its loop. In recreational rope systems, Prusik slings are used for various purposes, including lifeline ascent, fall arrest, and rescue. In the workplace, a Prusik sling can be used in place of a rope grab in a fall protection system in some circumstances. However, a Prusik sling has significant limitations. Prusik slings may only be used when the worker: • Is trained and proficient in creating a Prusik sling that is safe and appropriate for the fall protection system • Understands the Prusik sling’s functions and limitations Hazards of using Prusik slings in fall protection systems In order for a Prusik sling to restrain a worker or arrest a fall, the Prusik knot must tighten around the lifeline. Various factors may prevent a Prusik knot from tightening: “Death grip” — A falling worker may instinctively grasp the Prusik knot with a very strong, tight hold that prevents the knot from tightening, which prevents the sling from arresting the worker’s fall. For this reason, a Prusik sling may be better suited for a travel restraint system than a fall arrest system. Loose knots — A knot that is too loose, improperly dressed, or inadequately tied may slide freely along the lifeline without tightening. Icy ropes and debris — Ice or frost may allow the knot to slide freely along the lifeline without tightening. Keep the knot free from ice and from debris such as leaves, twigs, or soil that may prevent it from working properly. A Prusik sling that has arrested a fall may be damaged from shock-loading, melting, and burning. A fall protection system that has arrested a worker’s fall must be removed from service until it has been inspected and recertified as safe for use by the manufacturer or its authorized agent, or by a professional engineer. Safe work practices • When using a rope grab in a personal fall protection system, use one made to an applicable CSA and/or ANSI standard and equipped with an anti-panic feature. • Use Prusik slings as rope grabs only in rare cases where the nature of the work being done makes them the safest practicable option. • Properly tie, dress, and set all knots. • Keep Prusik slings free from ice and debris. • Follow the detailed instructions found in Guideline G11.5-4, Equipment standards — Prusik sling/Triple sliding hitch. Regulation requirements For requirements related to the use of Prusik slings as part of a personal fall protection system, see the following section of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and the related guideline (available at worksafebc.com): • Section 11.5, Equipment standards • Guideline G11.5-4, Equipment standards — Prusik sling/Triple sliding hitch Resources The following resources are also available on worksafebc.com: • An Introduction to Personal Fall Protection EquipmentEquipment • Toolbox meeting guide: Rope grabs
Courageous conversations with loved ones was the focus of the Crane Rental Association of Canada’s (CRAC) keynote speaker this morning during the association’s 20th Annual Conference and AGM being held this week in Winnipeg.
Labour, governments and employers must do more to curb fatalities and injuries on construction sites and other workplaces, Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher said in remarks at a Day of Mourning ceremony April 27 at the union’s head office in Oakville.
Behaviour is one of the most common denominators for every organizational performance issue. It certainly is when it comes to safety. So often we see repeatedly poor safety performance and there is no sustainable change in behaviour because the focus is on the action and not the behaviour that led to the action. To curb the non-compliant behaviour we discipline without ever realizing what led to the behaviour. This makes it difficult to achieve desired changes in safety performance.
Hackers have been in existence almost as long as computers. Some of them are, in fact, quite harmless. People looking to test their skills against the strongest security systems strictly for the intellectual challenge - many of these bright minds are hired by governments and private companies to test their own systems against those who look to do harm.
There is an old industry saying: “Don’t sweat the small stuff, it’ll all come about in the end”. That may have worked 10 or 20 years ago, but it wouldn’t fly in today’s industries. Manufacturing, assembly, production, construction and operations have radically changed over the past 10 years. Operating equipment now is very sophisticated with onboard computers, lots of bells and whistles, and some even come with robots.
From British Columbia and The Yukon to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Crane & Hoist Canada is searching Canada’s crane industry for the best and brightest young workers in the industry.
When the federal government first announced it was doubling down on infrastructure spending in the 2016 Budget - $60 billion in additional funds over 10 years for the construction of new transport and energy systems - one could feel an increase optimismfrom Canada’s construction sector. After all, more money for infrastructure spending should translate into more available contracts for everyone to bid on and create more employment opportunities in the sector, right?Well, so far this appears to be true - at least as far as overall employment numbers in the sector go. According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, November 2017, employment in the construction sector was up 16,000, enjoying its second straight month of gains. But more importantly, that latest boost in employment brought the year-over-year gains in the sector to 50,000 jobs (or an increase of 3.6 per cent). Sounds like the feds’ plan to build employment through infrastructure investment is working, but it may have some issues. An additional $60 billion over 10 years is a lot of money to add to the funds already earmarked for projects, and that additional injection of cash may be creating a bottleneck for getting the funds where they need to go.According to recent articles by various news outlets across the country, the federal government is experiencing delays in getting funding for infrastructure spending out the doors of the federal treasury, about $2.14 billion worth of delays. The articles are based on a report that states that of the $5.3 billion that Infrastructure Canada had planned to spend in its last fiscal year (ended on March 31, 2017), that approximately 40 per cent of those funds were not spent. According to an article by the Toronto Star, about $1.48 billion of the $2.14 billion that was not spent was earmarked for “various large-scale projects, representing about 90 per cent of what the government expected to spend on things like new transit and water systems.” The Liberals argue that they are managing the flow of money to projects (which, of course, is expected of them); while the opposition critics have argued that the frozen funds are symptoms of a larger problem related to the federal government’s long-term infrastructure program. To be fair to the feds, some project delays (and therefore, spending delays) are completely out of their control. Some of the projects they pegged for funding have been delayed due to labour issues and bad weather.And since payment is often not released until projects are completed, the money has nowhere to go. And when projects are completed, the federal government sometimes requires receipts from cities and provinces before releasing funding, which creates additional delays. That said, it sounds like there may be a piece or two missing from the Liberals’ infrastructure program’s spending chain for getting the funding where it needs to go in an efficient manner.With such a significant increase in funding earmarked for projects, perhaps more resources are required at various government levels to get all these receipts where they need to go? Whether its an increase in administrative staff at the municipal, provincial or federal levels, improved software programs for processing receipts, or an overhaul of the entire workflow processes for funding releases, the federal government may need to figure out quicker methods to get the money in the hands of the right people so it can hit its spending targets.Despite the slower pace to the release of funds, the feds’ infrastructure plan does appear to be helping the construction sector’s employment levels move in the right direction. And if the employment levels are moving in the right direction, then contracts are being awarded. And if contracts are being awarded, then the equipment purchase orders and rental orders are being submitted.Here’s to a prosperous 2018.
One the most startling revelations for a Canadian visitor to ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas this March was just how optimistic Americans we spoke with are about the new presidential administration in the U.S.
The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has profound impacts for Canada’s economy. That’s because this country’s economic health depends heavily on trade.
It’s great that after over two years of work by the non-profit Asia Pacific Skills Table, and an infusion of nearly $800,000 in taxpayer money, a national demonstration of skills tests for mobile crane operators is ready to be put into action.
Something had to give with Vancouver’s overheated housing market. With the price of the average home soaring above $1.5 million, the B.C. government has imposed a 15 per cent surtax on buyers from outside Canada. Foreign buyers, especially those from mainland China, have been widely blamed for feeding the frenzied price increases.
The wildfire that struck Fort McMurray Alberta in early May and forced the evacuation of the entire city of nearly 90,000 people caught the world’s attention.
Nobody needs to be reminded that Canada’s economy is facing serious challenges. Nowhere are these challenges felt more severely at present than in Alberta.
Safety in heavy lifting has been a recurring theme for straight years now at the annual Crane & Rigging Conference Canada in Edmonton.
It’s difficult, if not impossible to predict the future. Well, astronomers can predict with great accuracy the timing of eclipses. But prognosticators in most other areas of human endeavor are about as accurate as astrologers.
Join SC&RA for a free webinar, Latest Permit Changes & Research Affecting Heavy Haul Companies, Wed., May 22, 2-3 pm EDT.
While meetings and networking events are at the heart of our annual conference so is introducing you to someone very special who lives on Prince Edward Island.
Crane Industry Services, LLC (CIS), Carrollton, Ga., launched an updated lift director training course in February. Designed to be more interactive, the three-day course features case studies and an emphasis on understanding load charts.
Now in its 15th year, LiftEx is the unmissable global event for the lifting industry. It takes place at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes Nov. 13-14, 2019, and will bring together 100 exhibitors, more than 1,000 industry professionals attending, content of interest to businesses working in the sector, as well as the industry awards.
Terex Utilities team members recently took the company’s Safety Town and Build-a-Boom Workshop to two different groups of students. The purpose was to demonstrate concepts in electrical safety and to offer career exploration.
Lift & Move is a one-day event to showcase career opportunities in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industry.
The CMAA Overhead Crane Safety Conference is an annual event produced by members of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) and the Material Handling Industry (MHI), and will deliver technology information and experiences from leading crane manufacturers, crane component suppliers, and engineering consultants for the safe and reliable operation of electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes.
This premier event for the association is held in April and attracts owners, CEO’s, top managers and leaders in the industry.
Crane Industry Services, LLC (CIS) in Carrollton, Ga. now offers training for employers who need to qualify individuals to do crane operator evaluations, according to new OSHA requirements. In addition, CIS staff can provide third-party crane operator evaluations to assist companies who need extra help getting these done.
SC&RA is seeking subject matter experts to speak at the Crane & Rigging Workshop, taking place from Sept. 18 to 20 in Glendale, Ariz.
The CMAA Overhead Crane Safety Conference is an annual event produced by members of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA) and the Material Handling Industry (MHI), and will deliver technology information and experiences from leading crane manufacturers, crane component suppliers, and engineering consultants for the safe and reliable operation of electric overhead travelling (EOT) cranes.
Over the years, the CRAC Conference has built a reputation of showcasing some of the best expert speakers in the country and it is certainly the case for Dan Demers. The highest ranked speaker at the 2017 Conference, Dan is returning to once again, disrupt the industry, challenge company policies and provide some of the best health and safety tools in the industry.

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