Category: Crane Operators

The Do’s and Don’ts of Operating a Crane

Crane operation is not something any person can just do without some prior instruction, training and or experience. After all, these machines can have life or death consequences if not handled properly. Therefore, it’s important to know about some do’s and don’ts of crane operating so no one dies on-site. What are some general operator… Read more »

How Crane Rentals Can Augment Your New England Construction Project

As a construction professional, you’ve probably got a million things on your mind. From managing project timelines to wrangling subcontractors, your plate is undoubtedly full. Amidst the chaos, it’s easy to overlook one fundamental element that could significantly improve your productivity and profitability: crane rentals. Increasing Efficiency with the Right Equipment Think about it. You… Read more »

Training for Crane Operators

A crane driver is working on the construction site.

Are you thinking about becoming a crane operator? If you plan to work on industrial, commercial and/or building sites, and you want to be “in charge,” then you’ll need to receive some professional training in order to operate a crane safely and effectively. Communication What are some of the characteristics of a good crane operator?… Read more »

A Crane Operator Wears Many (Hard) Hats

What is the life of a crane operator like? That’s a good question. Keep in mind there are different types of cranes, such as tower cranes and mobile cranes, so there can be some variety when it comes to the type of crane being operated– but, in general, no matter what kind of crane, a… Read more »

Making Sure a Construction Crane is Safe to Use

Cranes are machines that have the power to kill people if used improperly. They can also destroy property, and if a crane isn’t safe to use, it shouldn’t be used. That said, sometimes crane operators make mistakes and their cranes are not safe– and that can cost companies millions of dollars to make up for… Read more »

The Evolution of Construction Cranes

Most tall buildings built today have cranes to thank! Construction cranes allow city skylines to grow taller. If we didn’t have cranes, New York City, for instance, would look a lot different– a lot “lower to the ground,” for sure. In many ways, cranes are the backbone of the construction world. Advances in Construction Crane… Read more »

Why Crane Operators Are Highly Valued in the Marketplace

Crane operators make good money. Their job is challenging but doesn’t require years of advanced study. So how does a person become a crane operator? The Process of Becoming a Professional Crane Operator Typically, a young person graduates high school, takes some trade school courses and then completes general crane operator training followed by an… Read more »

Reasons to Use a Full Service Crane Company

  If you were planning on selling your house, would you want to go with a realtor who is well-established and devotes all their time and energy to selling houses, or someone who just got their real estate license and is doing it “part time?” Ideally, you’d choose the full time, experienced person to work… Read more »

The Different Roles on a Crane Jobsite

When you rent a crane from Astro Crane, there are several crane operation jobs involved at most construction sites. What are some of those jobs and/or roles? Crane Operator A crane operator drives and operates the crane. Before (and after) work, they will also inspect the crane to make sure everything looks good, and they… Read more »

Experience is Key When Selecting a Crane Operator

If you had a classic car that you’ve spent hours and hours working on, would you trust your 16-year-old nephew to drive it? Probably not. Why? Because a 16-year-old does not have much (if any) experience driving cars. The same idea applies to operating cranes. Would you trust an expensive piece of machinery in the… Read more »