Crane Operator CertificationThe Crane School offers crane operator certification training to prepare students for the NCCCO certification exams for crane operators and signalpersons. A new rule by OSHA, which was released on July 28th, 2010, requires crane operators to be certified by an accredited crane operator testing organization, such as the NCCCO, or qualified by an audited employer program. This new rule will be effective on November 8th, 2010 and employers will have four years to comply. This rule will affect 267,000 construction, crane rental, and crane certification establishments which employ approximately 4.8 million workers.
The new regulations for crane operator certification will also apply to signalpersons, which will have to be qualified either by a third party qualified evaluator, like the NCCCO, or an employer's qualified evaluator. The reason behind these new rules are to prevent the leading causes of construction fatalities, including "electrocution, crushed-by/struck-by hazards during assembly/disassembly, collapse and overturn". These new rules also set requirements for ground conditions and crane operator assessment.
Other things that are addressed in the new rule for crane operator certification are tower crane hazards, the use of synthetic slings for assembly/disassembly work, and clarifies the scope of regulation with a detailed description and list of examples for the equipment that is not covered. You can read the full published rule in it's entirety at OSHA's website. The new rule was created with the goal of preventing "needless worker injuries and death, and provide protection for the public and property owners".
The Crane School offers a variety of training courses for crane operator certification, re-certification, and signalpersons certification. Courses can be held on-site or in our classroom.