For almost 30 years Crane Institute of America, Sanford, Fla., has offered training for operators, inspectors, safety managers, lift directors, and riggers and signalpersons working with mobile cranes, overhead cranes, tower cranes, aerial lift and forklifts. Crane Institute's training, certification, products and services meet, and usually exceed, all OSHA and industry requirements. It is an authorized CIC written and practical exam testing site, and the only facility to offer Practical Examiner Training for Mobile Crane Operators, which allows participants to become Authorized Practical Examiners and conduct the CIC Mobile Crane Operator Practical Exams.
In addition to training and certification, Crane Institute offers support services including accident investigation and litigation support, site safety assessments, audits of policies and procedures, and consulting on ASME/ANSI standards development or interpretation.
James Headley, president of Crane Institute of America, is the author of a number crane and rigging handbooks and field guides that are used as reference materials by crane operators and riggers. These and other resources are available at the Online Store at www.craneinstitute.com