CICB’s Crane Inspectors Achieve National Certification and Customer Seal of Approval

gI_61801_Qatar InspectorCrane Owners know that a third-party crane inspection performed by an experienced and certified inspector can decrease the crane’s maintenance cost and downtime along with detecting emerging problems with the equipment before it becomes an issue and affects job performance. Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) is one of the few in the industry that require their mobile, overhead or tower crane inspectors to be certified by the NCCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators). An NCCCO certification is a nationally recognized means of ensuring crane inspectors are qualified to do the jobs they are assigned.

All of CICB’s inspectors have passed the comprehensive NCCCO Crane Inspector exams, earning them a professional credential that demonstrates their qualification to inspect cranes. “Our inspectors’ unique knowledge, technical expertise, along with numerous years of experience, make our inspections second to none,” said Jerry Longtin, General Manager and a NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Inspector. “Not only are our inspectors nationally certified and backed by third-party liability insurance, but they regularly receive education and updates regarding OSHA and ANSI/ASME laws and regulations.” Since 1969, CICB has been providing third-party crane inspections and safety training, and was also the very first vendor to provide third-party training for crane inspectors and operators in the United States.

Operators and entire projects rely on cranes to perform structurally, mechanically, and functionally. Customers understand the safety and cost benefits of their equipment being inspected and certified by a professional. “To know our cranes are inspected without compromise, to ensure we only operate load worthy equipment, is crucial to our employee safety, operational success and credibility within the industry,” said Chuck Caskey, Safety Director of Standard Concrete Products, Inc.

With 45 years of work history, CICB’s true third-party, unbiased evaluations that include exit closing conferences with the customer, a Letter of Acknowledgement with applicable regulations and standards, deficiency/recommendations, and load testing, if applicable, are the most comprehensive in the lifting industry.

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