- Construction safety
- Crane safety
- Operating Equipment Near Live Utilities
Bob Berry: “Bobo” the clown also a great crane operator, but standing 6’3″ this man was no laughing matter when it came to cranes.
Bob Berry has become an industry leader as a practical examiner and an icon for crane safety.
Bob Berry began his IUOE apprenticeship with local 925, graduating at the top of his class.
Bob in management, organizing a crew of 96 operators and 53 cranes plus miscellaneous equipment.
His career took a turn when he became a crane safety specialist, an identity which has grown and evolved over the years in the safety field.
Bob Berry involvement in the NCCCO operator certification program and became the first practical examiner in U.S. for NCCCO.
Bob enjoys the opportunity to “pay forward his experiences” as a tribute to all those that helped him along the way.
He regards guiding students through an NCCCO course with a 98% passing rate as his greatest achievement.
Bob admits that the most challenging part of preparing students is teaching enough information before the student ever touches a crane, and his success lives out in the achievement and success of the operators he trains.
Safety Director, crane and rigging standards become more focused on rigging and signalman certification, with Bob at the safety helm aims to set a standard in providing basic rigging and signalman programs, as a resource for construction industry partners.
During his career as “Bobo the Clown,” Bob made regular trips to local hospitals to perform for the children, and participated in organizing events for the Special Olympics. He also served as President of the Society of American Magicians.