CICB Forms Alliance with Bishop Lifting Products to Provide Training, Inspections

Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau, Orlando, Fla., formed a training alliance with Bishop Lifting Products Inc., Houston, Texas, to provide scheduled training courses in Houston and on-site training courses at customers' facilities. CICB has moved its Houston-based training center to the Bishop Lifting Products facility.

Scheduled courses will be offered at the BLP facility and will be taught by CICB instructors. Material handling and lifting training courses will be available for operators, riggers, inspectors, safety management teams and trainers. NCCCO preparatory training with written and practical examinations will also be offered in Houston. All courses scheduled at the training center, including the NCCCO training and testing program, are also available for on-site training programs at the customers' facilities. CICB and BLP will also offer third-party equipment inspections.

"CICB is celebrating 40 years of providing world class training, inspections and consulting services for the crane and lifting equipment industry," said Craig Epperson, CEO and president of CICB. “BLP has been providing inspection, repairs, lift specialist consulting, testing and maintenance for crane and rigging equipment since 1998. With our combined years of experience and knowledge, we look forward to offering excellent training and inspection services to our customers, new and old.”

The CICB was founded in 1969 as the first independent agency accredited by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide third-party inspection and certification of equipment for the crane and lifting industry.

Bishop Lifting Products is a leading manufacturer and distributor of services, products and solutions for crane and rigging applications.