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CIS Launches New Communication Tool at ICUEE

Posted on September 25, 2019

Technology and safety are compatible strategies that improve operations. Crane Industry Services, LLC (CIS) joins CM Labs Simulations at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Expo, Oct. 1-3, in Louisville, Ky., where the company will introduce a new assessment tool.

Visitors to Booth 4358 can test-drive one of two Vortex® training simulators from CM Labs. Crane Industry Services deploys Vortex simulators at its Centered on Safety training center for crane operator training and qualification. “Simulators are a solid part of developing skilled workers. The ability to transfer skills learned on a simulator to actual machines makes simulator training an affordable way to maintain operator qualifications,” said Debbie Dickinson, CEO of CIS.

In addition, CIS will announce its newest assessment and communication tool titled, Leading Safety Works.©  “Every project involves different workers, varying deadlines, and a long list of individual tasks. Leading Safety Works is a simple tool for identifying resources and safety strategy through the full project timeline. It also outlines instructions for how to handle unplanned occurrences,” says Dickinson.

According to Construction Industry Institute, accidents are most likely to occur during unplanned work. “One of the objectives of Leading Safety Works is to establish 90-day increments with clear plans for accountability, project goals, communication and most importantly, how jobs will be done well, safely, on time and in budget,” said Dickinson.

Project management and safety are never a one-size-fits-all concept. Project managers need a simple plan that embodies the company’s safety culture, as well as employee engagement and the non-negotiables associated with the job. “The result is a stronger, more profitable organization, with a reputation of integrity,” she said.