OSHA Working To Improve Crane Safety

As crane operators, safety is our most important goal. OSHA and the National Commission Certification Of Crane Operators have recently worked to take swift action on a new crane rule update. Last week, OSHA announced it intended to postpone the effective date of its crane operator certification requirements by three years.  It would now take… Read more »

Wind Power And Turbines

One of the areas where we’ve worked in the past is wind turbine assembly.  Wind power is a newer source of energy and becoming increasingly popular across the country.  The alternative energy source uses natural wind energy to generate electric power using a wind turbine to generate the power. In some areas, large wind farms… Read more »

Awareness and Preparation: Key Components to a Safe Crane Operating Environment

Safety is a primary concern when it comes to working on any construction site; and most importantly when operating a crane lift, amid other workers, equipment, buildings, power lines, and natural elements, such as lakes and rivers.   Various obstacles on the construction site can make crane operation much more difficult, but with properly trained… Read more »

Career Opportunities in the Crane Industry

There are many different jobs in the crane industry. If you’re seeking a career path in this industry, but aren’t sure about what your choices are, or what type of education and training you will need; listed below are some careers in the crane industry, and the specific training or certification needed for each. Crane… Read more »

What Can Happen When Crane Lifts Are Not Properly Set-Up

As with any major construction project; safety is extremely important. For projects involving cranes and lifts, it is key that each piece of equipment is setup properly and professionally to avoid any dangerous accidents from occurring. When it comes to setting up a lift for a crane; the more information provided in the beginning, the… Read more »

The Steps to Setting Up a Tower Crane

Tower cranes are large pieces of equipment used for moving oversized and heavy objects. The base of a tower crane is stationary, and they are often used in the construction industry in large building projects, to set steel beams into place, and many times, in the transportation industry to load and unload large freight. How… Read more »

The Importance of Crane Operator Safety

Working with cranes, of any size, requires the utmost in safety and training. Crane operators bear the responsibility of their own safety, but also the safety of their co-workers, and those living and working in the areas where the cranes are being used. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), is doing its part by holding… Read more »

Benefits Of A Hydraulic Crane Rentals

Lifting heavy objects requires the strength of an industrial sized hydraulic crane.  Hydraulic means using a system of liquid under pressure to harness the amazing strength it can provide. It allows our operators to transfer a relatively small amount of effort from one place to another effectively and efficiently. By using a system of pumps… Read more »

Removal of Tower Cranes

At AstroCrane, we carry cranes of all sizes, from the 8-ton size Terex cranes for work on individual properties and households, to large commercial cranes that can extend up to 380 feet in the air. The smaller cranes can serve a vitally important role in the use of removing extra-large tower cranes from building structures…. Read more »

Have You Seen The Nantucket Water Tower?

One of the projects we have worked on in the past is the Nantucket Water Tower.  You may recognize the tower dotting the skyline along Nantucket. Nantucket is an island 30 miles south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Our cranes and crane operators helped place the 400,000 gallon tank in place in ‘sconset and another… Read more »