The NCCCONational Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators
The NCCCO is an accredited organization that is approved by OSHA for testing and certifying crane operators. The Crane School fully endorses the national certification program offered by the NCCCO and will prepare candidates for the CCO certification examinations.
The mission of the NCCCO is to "develop effective performance standards for safe crane operation to assist all segments of general industry and construction". This organization is a non-profit that provides thorough and independent examinations to assess the knowledge and skills of crane operators. The goal is to reduce workplace risk and improve the performance of crane operators.
The development of the NCCCO was by industry professionals who use cranes and continues to be supported by the industry. The NCCCO Commissioners and Board of Directors are represented by contractors, labor unions, rental firms, owners, government employees, regulatory agencies, steel erectors, manufacturers, equipment distributors, construction firms, training consultants and insurance companies. These board members have a diverse and immense amount of industry knowledge and work hard to ensure that only well qualified people are operating cranes.
How does NCCCO Certification benefit employers?
First, certification by an approved organization like the NCCCO is now mandatory according to new regulations set by OSHA. Second, employees who are NCCCO certified have shown that they have the skills and knowledge to operate a crane. Certification also shows that an independent, accredited authority has tested and qualified these employees to work with cranes. This is a great benefit to employers because proper training can reduce workplace accidents and prevent unnecessary injuries or fatalities.
Can a CCO Certification be Withdrawn?
Yes. Reasons for withdrawing a CCO certification would be:
- The certification period was exceeded without renewal
- Documents submitted to NCCCO or its agents were falsified
- Non-compliance with the NCCCO's substance abuse policy
- If a candidate no longer complies with the ASME B30 physical requirements
- If there is evidence of fault in an accident during the certification period
- Evidence of non-compliance with the code of ethics
For more information about the NCCCO and it's certification programs, please visit their official website.