Good news if you are reading this you are entitled to a 20% discount on all high risks tickets from Choice Industrial Training.
I was contacted by Danny Rattew, state manager for Choice Industrial Training and he proposed the offer, all you have to do is mention you found them via the CraneCrews.com website and would like the 20% discount.
Good news is they offer a heap of different tickets that many provides don't including Portal Crane, Derrick Crane and Open Mobile Crane as well as the other common courses - Tower Crane, Self Erecting Tower Crane, Hoist, Scaffolding, Rigging, Dogman, Forklift. Basically they are pretty compressive.
Check them out and let me know how you go, I welcome any feedback in the comments section below.
CIT are located at 46 Miguel Road, Bibra Lake WA 6163 and can be reached by phone 0499 119 116 or (08) 9434 9272
I am a big fan of the old logbook system, they used to be the way training was done with hours recorded in a log book for work done on site under a ticketed competent person. After building up a decent record of training the learner could contact an approved WorkCover assessor and attempt to get his license, getting tested both on the practical operation and checks as well as the theory questions. This system was done away with and now logbooks are just a memory, which I think is unfortunate.
Seeing a need for a record of operator experience and operator training in the crane industry, Michael Brown has developed The Brown Book. This is a hard cover logbook that will store years of operator training and work experience and can be shown to perspective employers as proof that an operator can walk the talk and has the competency to do the job. There is also available a USB card that plugs into your computer, allowing to create and share a digital copy of your records.
The hard copy book has a plastic cover and is designed to handle rough treatment, the USB card is the size of a credit card, they are priced fairly in my opinion at $29.95 and $39.95.
I am hoping that as the brown book becomes more well known, employers will seek out logs from potential employers and this will help make hiring a much easier process
Exert from Brownbook website sums up the problem in the industry. Its a problem not only for the employer but also for good operators who often go overlooked by the HR boffins that go for the best resume not the best operator.
The Plant and Machinery Log Book came from a problem Michael Brown observed in 2008 while doing work for a contractor on the Darling Walk project in Sydney. To help with the project Michael needed crane and excavator operators. So he advertised in the newspaper and received a host of CV'S, some with great detail and some very basic. It was almost impossible to really know from the information provided, which if any of the applicants could operate the crane. It was also extremely difficult to verify the work experience the applicants claimed to have, with only a mobile phone number to call as a reference
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