You do need a State issued license to operate a crane in RI. Below are links that will help direct you to the proper application.
RI license preparation classes allow your employee to be prepared to take their state test they are applying for. These classes not only prepare them to take the state test, it also awards the employee with a certificate stating they have had training for that type of equipment.
Update on Operator Certification and Recent OSHA Meeting in D.C.
Most of you who read this will be familiar with the draft proposed recently by OSHA regarding
crane operator qualification which would replace the original wording of the 1926 (subpart CC)
This is the section where the operator certification and qualification requirements
are covered. You can go to https://www.osha.gov/doc/accsh/accshcrane.pdf to read the entire
In a nutshell, the draft was a rewrite of what qualifies and/or certifies an equipment operator,
which includes a variety of crane types. In particular, the draft as written would require an
extensive annual evaluation of the operator and require that the operator attend a very strenuous
training program. The 'proposed draft' changed the current wording which states that operators
are to be "certified by type and capacity of equipment" to "operators are to be certified by type of
Crane operator finds working on CBLS an uplifting experience
These days, Crane Operator Rathier is the center of attention, the hub of the complicated and potentially dangerous process of erecting the steel columns, girders and decking for the huge Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences or CBLS, an acronym that just about everyone in the college is comfortable with by now.
From 7 in the morning until 3:30, Rathier deftly guides the monstrous machine that hoists steel from storage areas and flatbed trucks and places it delicately wherever the ironworkers need it next (the columns, braces and girders that form the frame of the new building are called collectively “steel” but the men who handle and assemble the steel are called ironworkers.)
NORTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island
Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead.
Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island, which it expects to power 17,000 homes as early as next year. It began attaching the first of the steel foundations to the ocean floor Sunday. The first one touching the seabed is known in the industry as the "first steel in the water." Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski said it was a "spectacular" moment. The company took officials and project supporters to the site by boat Monday to celebrate.
They saw the first of two steel pieces for the first foundation in the water. It has four legs and braces like a stool and rises about 30 feet above the waterline. An installation barge with a large crane was next to it, and two barges carrying additional foundation components were nearby. The foundations will be installed by mid-September, Grybowski said.
Barge Accident Dents Wind Farm Foundation off Rhode Island
A barge accident off the coast of Rhode Island has dented the foundation of what will be the nation's first offshore wind farm.
Deepwater Wind officials told The Providence Journal ( http://bit.ly/1It10Q3 ) on Thursday that such accidents are not uncommon in offshore construction projects.
A barge being used in the construction hit and dented the foundation in the water this week.
Deepwater Wind officials say repairing the foundation won't throw the project off track. The company began attaching the first of the steel foundations to the ocean floor on Sunday. The foundation is set to be secured to the ocean floor this week. Installing the foundation is supposed to take eight weeks.
The company expects the five-turbine wind farm off Block Island to power 17,000 homes as early as next year.
R.I. construction firm settles with DLT to pay more than $730,000 in back wages, penalties
By Kate Bramson
Journal Staff Writer
A tale of two very different companies emerged Tuesday once Governor Raimondo's office announced a $730,000 settlement agreement with a firm that did drywall work on the University of Rhode Island's new wellness center and must now pay that amount in back wages, interest and penalties.
Cardoso Construction LLC, of Pawtucket, whose manager is Joaquim S. Cardoso, of East Providence, failed to pay the prevailing wage rate to 32 employees and misclassified 27 employees as "independent contractors," according to the consent agreement between the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training and Cardoso. The DLT released that consent agreement, signed Aug. 18, to The Providence Journal Tuesday.
No life-threatening injuries after structure collapse at Bryant University
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — Construction crews and emergency officials Tuesday afternoon remained on the site of a structure collapse at Bryant University.
A steel structure, which will eventually be an indoor practice facility, came tumbling down shortly after 8 a.m.
“[Workers] just started construction on it. They were erecting steel. Something happened at the site and the steel structure that was in place fell over,” Smithfield Fire Chief Robert Seltzer said at a news conference Tuesday morning. “We’re not sure why that happened. It’s underinvestigation at this time.”
*It is essential that you check with your local government and confirm that the information listed above is still good today. This information
should only be used as a tool to help you figure out what type of license you need to operate certain types of equipment.