The Crane School provides first class crane training for complete crane operator NCCCO certification, with on-site and classroom training available. The Crane School's crane training programs include the CCO Written exam prep class, the practical operation exam, crane safety and rigging, and the supervisor crane safety and rigging program.
Crane operators are an important part of any large scale construction project or operation. It takes skill and expertise to successfully operate a crane. Due to the nature of this profession it is important that you receive proper crane training time in both the class room and on-site instruction using a crane. Proper training will reduce the risk of an accident.
There have been numerous case studies showing that the majority of workplace accidents could have been prevented and were due to employee negligence. It is up to the employer to do everything possible to prevent these types of accidents, as heavy construction involving cranes can result in serious accidents or fatalities if not setup or dissembled properly. The recent changes in regulations by OSHA were due to the increase in accidents involving cranes. These accidents made national headlines shed light on corruption involving falsified crane operator's licenses by a government official.
The accident involved the death of nine people and the Rigger who was responsible for securing the crane that fell faced seven counts of manslaughter. He was acquitted at his trial but these accidents were highly publicized, with the media and government officials investigating what the crane operators and contractors could have done to prevent this. The answer is simple: better crane training courses for employees backed by strictly enforced policies of the employers for employee protocol when operating cranes.
The goals of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is to"reduce the risk of loss, fewer accidents, more consistent training and expanded job opportunities for those who work in and around cranes". The NCCCO crane operator certification program meets OSHA's requirements for crane operator competency and all of the crane training courses at The Crane School are developed to meet these requirements.