Delaware Valley Safety Council Announces April Crane Safety Training and Testing Program

Candidates Can Acquire NCCCO Rigger Level I and Signalperson Certification

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The NCCCO national crane operator certification program is recognized by the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration as meeting OSHA’s requirements for crane operator competency.

Gibbstown, NJ (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

The Delaware Valley Safety Council (DVSC), in association with the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and our training and testing partner, ETS, is offering a comprehensive crane safety training/testing program to take place during the week of April 28 through May 1, 2014. The program is designed to prepare the student and enable the student to successfully complete the NCCCO written and practical tests for Signalperson and/or Rigger Level I certification. Fees are all-inclusive for training, written exams and practical testing.

All training and testing will be done at the DVSC-NJ facility located at Gloucester County College’s Continuing Education Center at 1492 Tanyard Road, Sewell, New Jersey 08080. Detailed information regarding registration, the schedule for the week and the fee structure is available at the Delaware Valley Safety Council website, http://www.dvsconline.org, under the Crane Safety section. All registration forms and NCCCO candidate handbooks can be downloaded from that location as well. Register by April 14th to avoid late fees. Inquiries can be directed to DVSC Executive Director, Brian McClafferty at (302) 736-1986; or to DVSC Administrator, Jeri Radio at (856) 558-8797.

NCCCO Program Key Facts:

  • The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is an independent, not-for-profit organization incorporated in January 1995 to establish and administer a nationwide program for the certification of crane operators.
  • NCCCO has administered over 615,000 written and practical examinations to more than 135,000 operators in all 50 states, ensuring that a significant portion of crane operators throughout the nation are informed, trained, and qualified. Testing Data is available here.
  • NCCCO programs meet federal OSHA regulations and American National Standard ASME B30.
  • The NCCCO national crane operator certification program is recognized by the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration as meeting OSHA’s requirements for crane operator competency. This formal agreement between OSHA and NCCCO provides significant benefits for employers who adopt the CCO-certification program.
  • The goals of NCCCO’s nationwide certification programs include reduced risk of loss, fewer accidents, more consistent training, and expanded job opportunities for those who work in and around cranes.
  • CCO certification is designed to assure both industry and the general public that employees working with cranes are skilled and knowledgeable.
  • An NCCCO certification card is issued to those who meet eligibility requirement and pass written and practical exams demonstrating fundamental knowledge of and skill in safe operations.
  • NCCCO has the support of a diverse group of crane-using industries, including construction, utilities, energy, steel erection, crane rental, automotive, petrochemicals, and pulp/paper.

NCCCO activities center on these three specific areas:

  • Validating knowledge and proficiency
  • Developing and administering examinations to test that knowledge and proficiency
  • Issuing certification to those who meet the criteria appropriate criteria

NCCCO programs are:

  • National in scope
  • Operated by the private sector (non-profit)
  • Independent of labor relations policies
  • Tailored to different types of crane-related activities
  • Require recertification every five years
  • Require both written and practical tests
  • Accredited by nationally recognized professional credentialing authorities (ANSI and NCCA)
  • Officially recognized by Federal OSHA