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National Commission - Certification of Crane Operators
The Crane School fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and will prepare candidates for the certification examinations.
Phone:  386-668-8887
Fax:  386-624-7789
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Crane Safety and Rigging
40 Hours - Hands On / Classroom Training for Crane Safety & Rigging


Crane safety training programs are designed to meet and exceed the requirements of OSHA and ASME/ANSI Standards.

The Crane School offers both training on-site with hands-on as well as open enrollment.

The Crane School is listed as a training Co. by the NCCCO to take the CCO process from start to finish and is accredited to perform the practical operating exam.

The Crane School often arranges for a test site and registration for the written and practical exam.


The bottom line of Operators certification is to train operators in the prevention of accidents.  Any person that attempts to use a crane of any capacity needs training.

Skill level of operators may very from person to person, but everyone needs training other than actual operating. Experienced operators can gain a lot of knowledge attending training classes.  Operators that live by the seat of their pants have other considerations to deal with in cranes of today. Load charts in cranes are complicated and not understood clearly without proper training.

A typical example is when a hydraulic boom is fully extended lifting from the fly section and remains at the same boom angle, does the crane gain any capacity retracting the boom bringing the load closer to the crane?

Does a truck crane have the same capacity over the side as it does over the rear? How do you know?

Can a L. M. I. installed on a crane that is calibrated exactly be used to determine how far out a maximum load can be handled safely?

What is the required safety factor for rigging hardware? (Wire slings, shackles, hooks, round slings, eyebolts.)

Can we exceed the rated capacity because of the safety factor?

A 6 X 19 running rope on a lift crane is required a safety factor of 3.5 to 1. Can we use the same factor in rigging hardware?

Attending a training class will answer these questions and others Operators may have.


Starting with an introduction of basic terminology,
this class covers a variety of topics such as:

Identification of crane types
Component identification
Crane application
Safe operating procedures
Accident case studies
Preparing for a lift
ANSI signal chart
The principles of leverage and stability
The concepts of structural competence or strength of materials
Understanding load charts
Pre-lift considerations
Pick and carry operations & other operator responsibilities.


 A copy of the ASME/ANSI B-30.5 also OSHA 1926-550
 Absolute Limit of approach to power lines
 Proper setup
 Site awareness
 Preoperational inspection
 Ground bearing requirements
 Formula for setup near excavation
 Hand signals
 Weather conditions allowed wind speeds
 Hoisting personal rules and check list
 Making a lift plan
 Crane safety quiz
 Rigging test
 Sling angle effects
 How to maintain the proper sling angle when attaching slings
 Do's and don'ts of rigging
 Load charts used in testing
 Notes for lifting charts, questionnaire
 Load chart questions
 Parts of line information
 200 plus sample test questions.
 50 plus load chart calculations questions
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