Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau Expands Safety Training to Puerto Rico

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Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) is bringing its OSHA, ANSI/ASME based crane safety, rigging and inspection training programs directly to Puerto Rico in April, 2015. With more than 45 years’ experience providing quality training programs, CICB is reaching out to companies in Puerto Rico to help them achieve their 2015 safety goals, reduce risk and increase safety awareness.

Safety Training for the Crane & Material Handling Industry

The absence of good rigging practices and lack of hands-on training contributes to a large percentage of material handling accidents

The necessity for higher standards for crane operation safety is being realized in the US, Puerto Rico, and worldwide, and Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) is well-positioned to meet growing demand for quality crane, rigging and inspection training, being chosen as the preferred provider for hundreds of companies in the construction, manufacturing, petrochemical and aerospace industries.

In April 2015, CICB has scheduled open enrollment safety training Certificate Programs for Mobile Crane & Rigger Inspector, Basic Rigger/Signal Person, Overhead Crane/Hoist & Rigging Inspector Training, Forklift Operator Train the Trainer, and Aerial Lift Operator Train the Trainer and invite all employers to enroll and participate in the training programs in San Juan.

These quality programs are designed to provide the knowledge, proficiency, qualification, and design for companies to perform their own in-house training, reducing risk, and increasing productivity, life of equipment and regulatory compliance. The programs will enable companies to reduce the cost of training and save money by insourcing safety training that meets OSHA, ANSI/ASME standards.

OSHA and ANSI/ASME regulations require all cranes - mobile cranes used in construction or overhead cranes used in manufacturing – to be inspected. Crane inspector training programs will enable companies to perform their own in-house crane inspections, ensuring that inspectors meet the OSHA and ASME training requirements.

The absence of good rigging practices and lack of hands-on training contributes to a large percentage of material handling accidents. “Accident statistics for the Spanish-speaking workers in the construction industry are often higher than the work population at large” reports Crane and Rigging Hotline Magazine, in the November 2013 issue. “For many years, CICB has been reaching an at-risk demographic with important safety instruction,” says Jerry Longtin, General Manager of CICB. “Our subject matter experts/instructors have not only trained operators, riggers and inspectors in the U.S. and Mexico, but have provided training in Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East."

About Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB)

The goal of CICB’s inspections and training programs are to reduce accidents and injuries, increase worker skills, productivity and morale, and achieve regulatory, best practice and corporate compliance, and lower maintenance costs, increase reliability and life of the equipment. CICB, headquartered in Orlando FL since 1969 with a second training facility in Houston TX, offers scheduled training programs or customized on-site training at your facility. CICB also provides training and inspections internationally.

CICB’s professionally trained instructors and subject matter experts are not only NCCCO Certified as Mobile, Overhead & Articulating Cranes Operators, but are also CCO Certified Riggers, Signalpersons, Lift Directors and Crane Inspectors. All of CICB’s trainers are NCCCO accredited Practical Examiners. CICB’s instructors have been awarded the prestigious Top Trainer Award in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009.

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