CICB’s Crane Inspectors, Certification and Customer Seal of Approval
Thu, 31/07/14 – 8:31 | No Comment

Committed to crane safety, CICB announces that all third-party OSHA Mobile, Overhead and Tower Crane Inspections will be performed by a Nationally Certified Crane Inspector, ensuring that customers receive the highest level of service.

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Unic trains the armed forces
Wed, 30/07/14 – 8:10 | No Comment

Unic Cranes Europe has provided spider crane training for UK and Danish military servicemen in order to carry out helicopter maintenance and repair work.

Unic Cranes Europe instructor Adrian Richards trained three Royal Danish Air Force servicemen based at the helicopter wing of the Karup military base in Denmark. Spread over three days the delegates were trained to use a six tonne URW-706 spider crane which was originally sold to NATO before eventually being passed on to the Royal Danish Air Force.

Robert Ballantyne, another of GGR’s trainers, travelled to RAF Odiham in Hampshire, UK to carry out an assessment on a serviceman working towards a NVQ Level 2 qualification. In 2012 the ministry of defence invested in a fleet of Unic URW-376s – Spider cranes join the army – and since then 20 troops from RAF Odiham have taken part in the accredited CPCS A66 compact crane training course.

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An RAF Odiham serviceman training to use a Unic URW-376 spider crane

UNIC Cranes Europe chief executive Graeme Riley, said: “We provide our customers with this industry approved training as we want to increase awareness of how important it is to follow health and safety procedures when using these compact cranes. People shouldn’t be mistaken in thinking that because these mini cranes are small and user-friendly that they could not become dangerous if used incorrectly, as with any construction plant equipment.”

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WE HAVE LIFT OFF
Tue, 29/07/14 – 8:34 | No Comment
WE HAVE LIFT OFF

An EOT crane lifts rocket and space equipment at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, one of the oldest launch sites in the world.

Terex launches new CTL 1600 range topping luffing jib tower crane
Thu, 24/07/14 – 8:13 | No Comment
Terex launches new CTL 1600 range topping luffing jib tower crane

Terex launches new CTL 1600 range topping luffing jib tower crane.

Court rules Sany infringed Manitowoc patent
Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:16 | No Comment
Court rules Sany infringed Manitowoc patent

Administrative law judge David P. Shaw of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued an initial determination in the patent infringement and trade secrets case filed by Manitowoc against Sany cranes.

Potain tower cranes assist with $3.8bn dam build
Mon, 21/07/14 – 8:02 | No Comment
Potain tower cranes assist with $3.8bn dam build

A team of 19 Potain tower cranes are helping to build the 1,285MW Xayaburi Dam in Laos.

Truck mount overturn
Tue, 15/07/14 – 8:10 | No Comment
Truck mount overturn

A mid-size truck mounted lift overturned last night in Bournemouth Gardens, in southern England, while working on the Bournemouth Balloon a tethered helium balloon attraction.

CCO Certified: 100,000 and Counting
Thu, 10/07/14 – 8:48 | No Comment
CCO Certified: 100,000 and Counting

CCO certification reached a historic milestone last month when the 100,000th person to be certified through the nationally accredited program since its launch in April 1996 received his certification card.

Firefighters hold crane rescue exercise
Wed, 9/07/14 – 9:45 | No Comment
Firefighters hold crane rescue exercise

Firefighters from West Pierce Fire and Rescue scaled a massive tower crane, then lowered a gurney with a mock victim 175 feet to the ground during a training exercise at the Chambers Creek Regional Waste water Treatment Plant.

Grove cranes lift giant relics at the Smithsonian
Tue, 8/07/14 – 8:15 | No Comment
Grove cranes lift giant relics at the Smithsonian

Two Grove GMK7550 all-terrain cranes have been used to lift a pair of giant historical artefacts at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

CICB’s Houston Operations Have Expanded
Mon, 7/07/14 – 8:30 | No Comment
CICB’s Houston Operations Have Expanded

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the demand for quality training and certification programs for operators, riggers and safety personnel.

Bay Bridge Take-down
Fri, 4/07/14 – 8:32 | No Comment
Bay Bridge Take-down

Bay Bridge that linked San Francisco to Oakland to be dismantled with 2 Liebherr LTM 1160/s and 2 Link-Belt HTC 8690, to be totally completed by July 2016. The first nine months of the project were consumed with engineering and planning.