Crane Operator Evaluations for the Wind Energy Industry

Crane Operator Evaluations Highlights

  • Audience: Contractors & Supervisors utilizing cranes on their wind jobsites
  • Length: Approximately 1 hour per operator
  • Equipment: Fixed, Swing and Lattice Boom Cranes
  • Regulations: Meets OSHA & ANSI requirements
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Crane operator evaluations is one of many services offered by CICB to the wind-energy sector.

Crane Operator Evaluations Overview

Evaluations invariably take place onsite before the first lift is made for the construction, maintenance or decommissioning of a wind farm.

These comprehensive, OSHA-mandated reviews of the crane operators typically take 1 hour per person.

The final result of the evaluation is a pass or fail, ensuring your materials will be picked safely.

For on-site evaluations on your equipment, call us at 800-327-1386


Why do I need Crane Operator Evaluations?

In February 2019 OSHA introduced the mandate that employers evaluate every operator to ensure they are qualified.

The ruling is recorded under the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard in 29 CFR 1926 Subpart CC.

It establishes that it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that each Mobile Crane Operator is

(1) trained to operate the crane type(s) for which certification will be issued;

(2) has obtained certification/licensing in accordance with Subpart CC; and

(3) is evaluated by the employer to ensure each operator can safety operate the equipment that will be used.

As newer turbines break the 320ft mark and with nameplate capacity increasing into the 4-5MW range, the cranes needed for the lifts are growing. Users are reporting the need for 750 ton+ hydraulic boom cranes and lattice boom crawlers in excess of 600 tons.

Operators of cranes this size must be highly skilled, experienced and reliable.

As a contractor responsible for bringing cranes onto your jobsite, it is incumbent upon you to verify the certifications and documented evaluations of the operators.

Specifically, the operators must be evaluated and proven competent on the size and configuration of crane being used on your wind farm.

If no documentation can be shown to that effect, or if you are ever in doubt, a 3rd-party evaluation is a good option.

Topics Covered in CICB Crane Operator Evaluations

  • Interview to establish experience
  • Questions to establish competence interpreting the load chart
  • Show the ability to recognize and avert risk
  • Prove ability to program/set up the computer/LMI
  • Establish knowledge of safety devices and operational aids
  • Demonstration of fundamental crane controls

 

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CICB is a proud member of ACP and sits on the Wind Workforce Standards Committee

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Very Competent

I am pleased to be able to recommend CICB as a very competent source for crane operator training. Our site has been using CICB for a number of years to train and maintain certification for our crane operators. They exhibit an extensive background in the crane industry and their approach to training is very thorough and comprehensive.

J.S. - Boeing Aerospace - TX

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J.S. - Boeing Aerospace - TX

I am pleased to be able to recommend CICB as a very competent source for crane operator training. Our site has been using CICB for a number of years to train and maintain certification for our crane operators. They exhibit an extensive background in the crane industry and their approach to training is very thorough and comprehensive.

I Wouldn’t Change A Thing

The program is great.  I can’t think of anything that I would change.  The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and outgoing.  I have been recommending your course to other operators here.  I will ensure that my company use CICB for any other training that they require. Thank you again for your assistance.

N.S. - DynCorp International - Kuwait

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2020-08-25T10:44:31-04:00

N.S. - DynCorp International - Kuwait

The program is great.  I can’t think of anything that I would change.  The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and outgoing.  I have been recommending your course to other operators here.  I will ensure that my company use CICB for any other training that they require. Thank you again for your assistance.

Properly & Successfully Trained

Thank you CICB for providing Crane Operator Training in two cities in Mexico recently.   With your instructor’s assistance and the professionalism, we thank you that we were properly and successfully trained.   I have recommended your company to my co-workers and others under the General Electric umbrella.

J.M. - GE Transportation in Latin America

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2020-08-25T10:47:40-04:00

J.M. - GE Transportation in Latin America

Thank you CICB for providing Crane Operator Training in two cities in Mexico recently.   With your instructor’s assistance and the professionalism, we thank you that we were properly and successfully trained.   I have recommended your company to my co-workers and others under the General Electric umbrella.
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