Initial Mobile Crane Operator
Training Program

Individual and corporate classes available.

Program Title

Initial Mobile Crane Operator Training Program

The Crane School provides initial training programs designed to prepare candidates to be a safe, conscientious and smooth mobile crane operator. We have two initial program durations; a 3 week program and a 5 week program.

The 3-week program is specifically for telescopic boom cranes with a fixed operating cab/station and telescopic boom cranes with a swing cab. The 5-week program includes the 3-week program plus two additional weeks to include lattice boom cranes.

These programs provide the complete package to become a competent and certified crane operator, from pre-use inspection, crane set-up, driving the crane, lifting loads, up-ending loads, tandem lifting and practicing the various obstacles similar to the practical exams. There is a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on instruction in a professional setting. Both programs are scheduled from Monday to Friday on consecutive weeks and the hours each day are from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

During the 3 week program you will take the following written and practical exams for NCCCO certification:

· Telescopic Boom Cranes with a Swing Cab “TLL”

· Telescopic Boom Cranes with a Fixed Cab “TSS”

During the 5 week program you will take the following written and practical exams for NCCCO certification:

· Telescopic Boom Cranes with a Swing Cab “TLL”

· Telescopic Boom Cranes with a Fixed Cab “TSS”

· Lattice Boom Cranes (includes crawler and truck) “LAT”

Topics Covered in this Class

· Terminology

· Crane types

· Component identification

· Crane application

· Safe operating procedures

· Accident case studies

· Preparing for a lift

· Hand signal chart

· Principles of leverage and stability

· Concepts of structural competence or strength of materials

· Load capacity charts

· Pre-lift considerations

· Pick and carry operations

· Operator responsibilities.

Practical Exams

The practical exams are comprised of six main tasks that increase progressively in the skill level tested. Skills tested are: inspecting the equipment, hoisting, booming, swinging, following hand signals, and combination (multifunction) operations. Crane operation with load and without load is required.. The NCCCO adapts the practical exam site layout for each crane certification category to ensure the examination remains standardized for all candidates wherever and whenever they may test.

The following sections describe the specific tasks candidates will be performing when taking the practical exam.

Tasks

The Six practical exam tasks are:

· Task: Pre-Operational (Shift) Inspection – not timed

· Task 1: Place Chain in Stop Circle – 1 minute and 30 seconds

· Task 2: Follow Hand Signals – not timed

· Task 3: Place Ball in Barrels – between 3 minutes and 30 seconds and 4 minutes

· Task 4a: Negotiate Zigzag Corridor with Test Weight forward – between 3 to 4 minutes

· Task 4b: Negotiate Zigzag Corridor with Test Weight reverse – between 3 to 4 minutes

· Task 5: Safe Shutdown and Securing Procedures

You are required to bring personal protective equipment to wear during the test including as a minimum: hard hat, work boots, and suitable work clothing.

Program Schedule

Upcoming Program Dates

The Crane School would like to announce the training program designed for CCO written exam candidates.

Wednesday 07 Dec
1 2 8

View Additional Dates for this 3 Week Program

Monday 16 Jan
1 2 6

View Additional Dates for this 5 Week Program

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Services Provided by The Crane School

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The staff is top notch. So much knowledge of cranes from the inside out. If you have a question I promise they have the answer. My class instructors Bob ,Nick, Tony, and Bob B are hands down who you need to instruct you if you want to operate a Crane or Boom truck.

Wally Helms

Great group of guys and and plethora of knowledge, would definitely recommend attending their programs. I took the 3 week coarse and worked perfect for me, definitely a lot of information to retain and these guys were spot on.

Ricky Garland

Great place to learn lotta knowledge between Nick and Antonio If you wanna get certified I recommend going there.

Kenneth Watson

I had the opportunity to take the 3 week course for TLL and TSS certification/testing. The instructors were beyond knowledgeable and helpful. The amount of info needed to pass the course(s) is a lot, but with the help of the instructors and the way it was taught, the testing was not difficult at all. I highly recommend.

David Gagnon