Crane Operator Alert: Certification Requirement

By George Backwell
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Crane operator training facility: Photo CICB

Although OSHA Stakeholders have voted to extend the final deadline in four different meetings, the deadline has not been officially extended by US Government agency OSHA as of yet, say the experts at Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB). Consequently crane operators need to be certified by November to be in compliance with OSHA Rules.

As specified in the ruling (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1427) non-governmental and non-military employers must ensure that equipment covered by 29CFR Subpart CC (machinery with load limits of 2,000 pounds or more) is only operated by an individual who is qualified or certified to operator the equipment in accordance with the final rule before November 10, 2014.

Background
Effective November 2010, OSHA required that (1) the employer must ensure that operators of cranes covered by the standard are competent to safely operate the equipment; and (2) when an employee assigned to operate machinery does not have the required knowledge or ability to operate the equipment safety, the employer must train that employee prior to operating the equipment and ensure that each operator is evaluated to confirm that he/she understands the information provided in the training.

“Along with the requirements that went into effect in 2010, Crane Operators also need to be certified by a nationally accredited certifying agency by November 10, 2014” said Billy Cook, Sales and Marketing Manager for CICB. “The NCCCO Crane Operator Certification by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators is recognized as the best in the industry, which is proven to be the gold standard for its criteria for written and practical examinations.”

Training offered
With the demand for quality Crane Operator Certification, CICB has expanded its programs to include monthly preparatory training programs for crane operators along with NCCCO Crane Operator testing. Rigger, Signal Person, and Crane Inspector programs also available.

CICB, headquartered in Orlando FL since 1969 with a second training facility in Houston TX, offers scheduled training programs at its facilities and at various locations across the U.S. or customized on-site training at your facility. CICB adds that its instructors have been awarded the prestigious Top Trainer Award in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009.

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