Safety and Operator Training
When it comes to heavy equipment, "safety training" typically means learning about using machines safely. This means learning to conduct pre-op and post-op visual inspections, learning how to safely start up heavy equipment, and learning how to shut them down.
But what about learning to operate heavy equipment safely?
Let's think about driving cars. Everywhere in the world, earning your driver's permit means two things:
- demonstrating that you have sufficient knowledge about "rules of the road"
- demonstrating that you have sufficient skill to drive your car in a safe manner
The same kind of double checking, for sufficient knowledge and sufficient operating skill to be safe, is at the heart of the new operator certification programs developed by the National (U.S.A.) Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) for operators of mobile cranes, tower cranes, and overhead bridge cranes.
But why just cranes? At Simlog, we believe that everyone working with heavy equipment should be thinking about "safety training" in this way because operators need to "know enough" and "do enough" to be safe.
To be sure, there are all kinds of "safety training" products around to help double check the "knowing enough", but only Simlog's Personal Simulators can help you double check the "doing enough" in a truly affordable way.
Indeed, in the crane industry, Simlog's Mobile Crane Personal Simulator and Tower Crane Personal Simulator are providing exactly that kind of help for NCCCO operator certification.
Questions? Just contact Simlog!