Services Offered by Liberty Crane & Rigging Consultants, LLC

We only train what we know. “Don’t use training as a punishment” it should be a reward for all.

At Liberty Crane and Rigging, we offer services both on and off-site. Whether that be at your location or ours. We can train and certify your employees and/or training staff. We service companies across the nation through NCCCO, providing a national certification for any/all your needs.

We provide training and practical testing for individuals seeking certification in mobile crane operations. The certifying entity we use is the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (CCO). The CCO has many certifications for mobile cranes, they include the following:

Anyone can put a sling on a hook and “poof” you’re a rigger. Ever heard of basic hitches? Know the difference between horizontal and vertical angles? Did you know a sling can be overloaded and break while hoisting only a fraction of it’s working load limit? When we conduct a rigging class, we ask you questions. What do you pick up? What type of rigging do you use? Have you had training in the past?

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The signal person has a huge amount of responsibility. This is the person that is the eyes and ears of the crane operator. This is so important OSHA mandated when a signal person is required. We teach both verbal and nonverbal communication for mobile, overhead and tower cranes.

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Anyone can rent one of these units from any hardware store. Someone with reasonable mechanical ability will be able to make it move. But then what? We teach proper operations as well as emergency procedures. Have you heard the story of the guy shimmying down the boom? Maybe if it happened and he knew the emergency lowering procedure, he wouldn’t have had to do that.
We teach standard warehouse type forklifts and construction style. We cover the technical language as well as practical hands on. Our instructors are heavy equipment operators. We can show you the proper operations of these machines because of years of experience. You will learn some things out of a book. You will also learn some things in the field.
Our owner is a certified mobile crane inspector with over 30 years of experience in the crane and rigging field. We offer comprehensive inspections up to the latest OSHA and ASME standards. We know what to look for because of our extensive field experience. Want to know what we know? Attend an inspector training program.
What cheap insurance it is to have subject matter experts look at your rigging and fall protection equipment. We provide visual inspections of your equipment, create an inventory and identify all serviceable equipment with a unique logo and color-coded zip ties. All defective equipment is set aside, and recommendations are given for repair or replacement. Recommendations can include training or different rigging items.
To assist safety and training professionals we offer onsite material handling audits. We can go as in depth as you like. During an audit we can conduct interviews with operators, riggers and signalmen. We can verify training records and make in the field observations. The audit does not have to be a negative. If things are going well, we will tell you as such. We aren’t there to justify our existence by finding something wrong.
These programs can be part of your safety program or training program or a stand-alone program. We research what you do and how you do it and look for improvements. This can include management training, field training or coaching. The programs are completely moldable to your exact needs. We don’t try to shove you into a box that is not you. We create each program for each unique customer.
We use several local engineers to assist you in creating or certifying your lifting gear. We proof test items to strict specifications to ensure they don’t fail. We have freely suspended weights and strain testing.
While we do everything we can to prevent accidents, they do happen. We have assisted in accident investigations identifying root causes to help prevent future accidents. We have also been asked to assist in litigation. We are not hired guns. We are very particular about the cases we assist in. We must believe in the case, and believe we are on the right side.
Do you have a crane and rigging policy? Do you just say, “We follow OSHA guidelines?” Is that enough for your industry? We can create a policy for you and your company, we can assist with your existing policy and then create training programs for that policy. The policy doesn’t do any good if no one knows what it is. It is also far easier to hold someone accountable to a standard once they have been educated in the policy.
We have qualification programs for Backhoe operators, Excavator Operators, Frontend Loader Operators, and Skid Steer Operators. You have heard more than once “Of course I can run that” only to find the operator has no idea how to operate the machine. How much downtime does that cost? Let us help train or evaluate your operators. This improves both production and safety.