Category: Safety Topics

Construction Safety Improved by Wearable Technology

Remember the iconic photo of eleven construction workers with no safety harnesses sitting on a skyscraper girder and eating lunch high above New York City in 1932? The idea of doing something like that today Read More

September 22nd, 2021 | Tags: , , ,

Trailer Safety: How to Properly Load & Distribute Weight

Placing a heavy load to transport sometimes requires a combination of math and creative thinking. It’s simple to calculate when hauling pallets that have similar cargo weights and sizes. This process can present a challenge, Read More

Eleven Steps to Ensure Crane Safety

Safety is Sims Crane & Equipment’s number one priority at our 14 locations statewide, on the road, and especially at the jobsite itself. We have led the crane and rigging industry with the highest standards Read More

February 16th, 2021 | Tags: ,

Volvo Employs Crane for Safety Testing

Volvo enjoys a long history of having some of the safest cars on the road. Their Accident Research Team recently celebrated 50 years of service with milestones that included the introduction of three-point seatbelts and Read More

November 30th, 2020 | Tags: , , , ,

New System Prevents Tower & Mobile Crane Collisions

AMCS Technologies has developed the world’s first anti-collision system of its kind used between tower and mobile cranes working at the same site. Headquartered in France, AMCS provides crane technology and safety solutions. The new Read More

Helpful Tips for Safer Forklift Use

EHS Today Magazine posted a handy reference article about forklift safety and preventing hazards in warehouses and facilities where forklifts are used. Though late model forklifts are designed with safety in mind and are less Read More

April 20th, 2020 | Tags:

Covid-19 Pandemic’s Effect on Worksites with Tower Cranes

Many construction and infrastructure projects continue across the globe despite government-ordered shutdowns and closings of businesses, schools, and stores. Unfortunately, some work sites lie dormant and are not expected to resume activity for weeks or Read More

April 1st, 2020 | Tags: , , ,

South Florida Construction Continues Despite Covid-19 Threat

With the Covid-19 threat negatively affecting so many aspects of everyday life, how about some good news? According to a story at The Real Deal, the building industry is not stopping in South Florida, at Read More

Step By Step In-Cab Inspection – Sims University

 Bob Berry introduces Sims University graduate Dawson Wiles. Dawson gives a step by step testing review of the in-cab procedure for Florida DOT pre-trip inspection. Follow along as he covers important topics such as Read More

Alley Docking – Sims University

 Our latest video is used for training students at Sims University in pursuing their Florida Commercial Driver’s License. Bob Berry, Sims Crane & Equipment’s Director of Safety, reviews the alley docking testing procedure. Applicants Read More

February 5th, 2020 | Tags: , , , ,

25 Years of Improving Safety in Crane Operation

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The NCCCO is a nonprofit organization established in January 1995 with a mission of instituting standards in safety and performance Read More

January 29th, 2020 | Tags: , ,

Wire Rope Maintenance – Keeping that Band of Strength Intact

Wire rope maintenance is a vital part of crane safety, performance and longevity. Hundreds of components work together to lift and suspend huge amounts of weight, so keeping this thin band of strength in proper Read More

December 18th, 2019 | Tags: , ,

Lifting Cranes & Challenges by Mother Nature

Two environmental factors can significantly affect the safety of steel lifting equipment: cold temperatures and costal climate. The October issue of American Cranes & Transport (ACT) Magazine includes an in-depth article about how these two Read More

October 23rd, 2019 | Tags: , , , ,

The Importance of a Trained Crane Signal Person

A successful and safe lifting operation doesn’t rely on the crane operator alone. A well-trained signal person is often required to guide the operator when an extra set of eyes and ears are essential. American Read More

September 30th, 2019 | Tags: , , ,

In Preparing for Dorian, Tower Cranes become Weathervanes

The Palm Beach Post featured a story yesterday about what construction crews are doing in preparation for Hurricane Dorian in case it makes a beeline for South Florida. Kast Construction has been proactive since Monday Read More