Overhead Material Handling Equipment Offers Training and Certification


Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Today more than ever, employee training and certification plays a critical role in employee retention as well as productivity. Having properly trained and certified employees not only insures a safer workplace but it also insures employers that their employees are competent for the work being performed. The better trained the employee, the more valuable to the organization.

Overhead Lifting Solutions training today carries minimal expenses. Member companies of HMI, CMAA and MMA generally offer sales and repair training at their facilities or through a global network of dealers. These member companies also offer operator training and certification. CMAA for example offers Crane Operator Certification through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). In addition, many products are certified through HMI (HMI Certified) and MMA (MMA Certified) assuring that the products purchased meet all state and federal regulations for testing, safety and durability.

Designed for various types of employee’s and maintenance technicians, training consist of classroom work followed by hands on disassembling and assembling of the entire product line. Each employee receives valuable hands on repair and preventive maintenance techniques as well as a complete binder of Owners Manuals and a certificate stating they are qualified to trouble shoot or repair the product. Because technology changes so often, it is imperative that employees re-certify themselves every couple of years to familiarize themselves with the new product offerings. Employees are also trained on proper usage of the equipment as well as guidelines for inspection and operation.

To learn more and uncover the benefits of using overhead lifting solutions, visit www.OverheadAlliance.org.

Educational Seminar at NA 2010
The Overhead Alliance will host an educational seminar at NA 2010, "Methods to Increase Efficiency, Productivity and Safety: The Answer Could Be Over Your Head!" This seminar will demonstrate how overhead lifting can improve efficiency, productivity and safety as well as reduce environmental impact. You’ll see how organizations using overhead lifting benefit from less product damage, better workflow and lower costs.

Three Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) Industry Groups—The Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) and Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA)—formed the Overhead Alliance to promote the crane, hoist and monorail industries as alternative lifting and moving solutions that can reduce accidents, improve workplace health and safety, reduce product damage, improve workflow, lower costs and reduce environmental impact.

CMAA, HMI and MMA are affiliated trade associations of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). MHIA is an international trade association that has represented the material handling & logistics industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHIA a strong national and international representative for the material handling and logistics industry. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific Industry Groups. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and NA 2010 to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.

Contact: Carol Miller, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) (704) 676-1190/800-345-1815.