Brandon Windey, Empire Crane service technician, has earned one of the highest scores on the Crane Institute of America, Mobile Crane Inspector Course. Brandon has been a crane service technician for almost 2 years at Empire Crane. This was his first certification course. No other technician has achieved a perfect score on the certification test in the Crane Institute program.
James Headley, President & CEO of Crane Institute of America said, “the course has evolved over the years because of the changes in OSHA and ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) getting more stringent, and the addition of safety devices and operational aids like load moment indicators.” The average score on the test is in the eighties while an eighty or above is needed to pass. “
Paul Lonergan, Empire Crane President said, “Brandon is very attentive to detail, and that’s what makes him a good technician. We always strive for perfection as a company and to have one of our employees achieve a perfect score is something we’re proud of. “
The 4-day course is for companies performing in-house inspections as well as third-party inspectors looking to increase knowledge & skill. Course topics include the following:
• Inspector’s role in reducing crane accidents & liability exposure
• OSHA and ASME inspection requirements
• The three levels of inspection
• Recognizing and understanding the differences between deficiencies and safety hazards
• When to perform a non-destructive crack detection test
• Basic rigging procedures
• Performing load tests
“Brandon is a bright student who contributed a lot to the class. He’s a hard worker, who takes his work very seriously and is very conscientious” Headley commented. Crane Institute of America provides Management, Operator, Inspector, and Train-the-Trainer programs on the following cranes and lifting equipment: Mobile Cranes, Overhead Cranes, Tower Cranes, Aerial Lifts, Forklifts and Rigging/Signalperson.
Their 5-acre facility near Orlando, Florida accommodates hands-on training for mobile cranes, boom trucks, and rigging. In addition to training, Crane Institute offers support services and safety and training products which includes their acclaimed books – Mobile Cranes & Rigging handbooks. For more information, please visit: https://craneinstitute.com/
Empire Crane Company was founded by Paul & Luke Lonergan in 2002. Empire Crane is an authorized dealer for Tadano ATF All Terrain Cranes, Tadano GR Rough Terrain Cranes, Demag Tadano Group, Tadano Mantis, Kobelco Crawler Cranes, Manitex Boom Trucks, Broderson, Magni Telehandlers, and Wolffkran Tower Cranes. Empire Crane offers sales, parts, service & rentals at their offices in Syracuse NY, Bridgewater NJ, and Boston MA. For more information, please visit: www.EmpireCrane.com
Source: Jayna Meshram Creative, LLC