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Columbus McKinnon now certifies Advanced Riggers & Examiners for CIC

Columbus McKinnon now certifies Advanced Riggers & Examiners for CIC

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CMCO recently hosted a Crane Institute Certification (CIC) Advanced Rigger Practical Exam and Examiner Workshop. The hands-on workshop was held at our CMCO Niagara Training Center in Western New York. The instructor for this session was Mike Parnell, President and CEO of ITI. Mike is a qualified rigger and examiner for CIC. Mike is also the Chairman on the Rigging Certification Committee for CIC.

Candidates who participated in the workshop had to lift three types of loads: direct connection, indirect connect and bundled load.

Each candidate was evaluated for:

  • proper rigging inspection,
  • proper rigging technique and application,
  • pre lift meeting,
  • proper use of hand signals,
  • load control, and
  • post rigging gear inspection.

A defined set of rigging equipment per CIC guidelines was made available to each candidate. The choice of rigging to use was determined by the candidate. A 21 ton Terex mobile crane, supplied by Clarke Rigging of Lockport, NY was also used for the workshop. The mobile crane and practical testing course were set up on the two acre property at the CMCO Niagara Training Center.

CMCO is pleased to announce that Peter Cooke (CMCO Rigging Training Manager) and Henry Brozyna (CMCO Corporate Trainer) are now Certified Advanced Riggers and Examiners for CIC Advanced Rigging and Signal Person Practical Exams. Chris Zgoda (CMCO Trainer) also completed his basic rigging signalperson certification. The CMCO Niagara Training Center is now a CIC practical exam site. This will assist construction crews in becoming compliant with the new OSHA Cranes and Derricks in Construction Regulation.

The CMCO Niagara Training center is a hands on training center located 15 minutes from Niagara Falls, NY. The facility has two 3 ton overhead crane systems, 2 Loderail work station cranes and a jib crane. It features a two acre lot for mobile crane set up. In addition to the cranes, the facility houses an overhead crane display with a Yale Global wire rope hoist. This display is a great tool for the hoist/crane technician workstation which is used for hoist and crane inspection and maintenance certification. The Yale, Budgit, Shawbox hoist history museum is a must see when training at this center. The museum features many of the original hoists from this product line.

Columbus McKinnon is hosting a Qualified Rigger Training Workshop on Oct 25 – 27, 2011. The course consists of rigging gear inspection, basic rigging, hand signals and advanced rigging. Participants can choose to take the CIC certification exam as an option on Oct 28. Register here or call 1-800-888-0985 ext. 5540.

For more information on Columbus McKinnon’s complete training program please visit http://www.cmcodepot.com/

Peter Cooke
Peter Cooke is a Training Manager specializing in Rigging & Load Securement for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.
CIC Advanced Rigger Practical Examiner Workshop

CIC Advanced Rigger Practical Examiner Workshop

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CIC Advanced Rigger Certification helps companies comply with OSHA’s requirement that Riggers be qualified for the tasks being performed. Large and more complex lifts require the skills of an advanced rigger, which is ensured by a CIC practical exam. Become a CIC Practical Examiner by attending this workshop!

When: August 30-31, 2011

Location: Columbus McKinnon, Amherst, NY

Instructor: Mike Parnell

Workshop Agenda

Day 1 – August 30, 2011

  • Site set-up for loads, rigging and test area
  • CIC exam Handbook and field set-up
  • Site Coordinator/Practical Examiner Responsibilities
  • Hands on training giving Adv. Rigger Practical Exams

Day 2 – August 31, 2011

  • Use Examination Forms
  • Learn Rater Reliablity Process
  • Review CIC Examiner Handbook
  • Take Examiner Written Exam

Workshop Fee: $695 per person

To register, call Peter Cooke with Columbus McKinnon at 1-800-888-0985, ext 540 or e-mail Peter at Peter.Cooke@cmworks.com

 

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Peter Cooke
Peter Cooke is a Training Manager specializing in Rigging & Load Securement for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.
New Crane and Derrick regulations require certification of operators

New Crane and Derrick regulations require certification of operators

The new proposed OSHA regulations for Crane and Derricks (29CFR 1926.550) will be going into effect late summer/early fall 2010.  North Carolina Administrative Code 13 NCAC 07F.0913, passed in the fall of 2009, is already active and similar to the proposed OSHA rule.

There are three main components to the new Crane and Derrick regulations:

  • The ground must be secure and stable to support the equipment and load.
  • Hazards within the work zone must be reviewed.
  • Equipment must be inspected and operated by trained personnel. 

These regulations require all construction crane operators to be certified and signalpersons to meet specified qualifications. The provisions will positively impact the safety of all crane operations.  As a result, many in the construction industry will want their Signalpersons/Basic Riggers qualified (certified) by a written performance exam/test through a nationally accredited exam program.

Columbus McKinnon is a member of the Rigging Certification Committee (RCC) for the Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC). CIC  has worked to develop a certification program to meet the requirements of the new OSHA regulations. Recently, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Board of Commissioners completed a review and approved the CIC application for accreditation.  Based on information available to date, CIC is the first to offer ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION for Riggers and Signalpersons.

Peter Cooke
Peter Cooke is a Training Manager specializing in Rigging & Load Securement for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.
OSHA Recognizes Accredited Certification of the Crane Institute of America

OSHA Recognizes Accredited Certification of the Crane Institute of America

On May 5th in Washington DC, OSHA and Crane Institute of America Certification (CIC) will have a signing ceremony to highlight OSHA’s formal recognition of CIC.  This is only the second time OSHA has taken such a momentous action of recognition in our industry.  Employers can be assured that certifications from CIC meet all OSHA regulations.

Congratulations to the Rigging Certification Committee members  Mike Parnell, Chair of the RCC, and: James Cahill, Peter Cooke, Jeff Dudley, Jerry Klinke, Alex Muller, Jim Headley, Cliff Dickinson and Debbie Dickinson.

Columbus McKinnon will be offering rigging prep courses to help the industry prepare for the Rigger & Signalperson Certification and hosting CIC certification exams following the prep training. Visit www.cmcodepot.com for more information on this course.

Peter Cooke
Peter Cooke is a Training Manager specializing in Rigging & Load Securement for Columbus McKinnon Corporation.