Right now, all signalpersons and riggers must meet Federal OSHA standards by being qualified. The best way to accomplish this is by getting certified through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators — the NCCCO. Their Rigger-1 and Signalperson certification standards are so high, this certification is recognized in the crane and lifting industries as being much more than the minimum level of expertise required to meet OSHA standards.
That’s pretty attractive when you are an employer looking for the best work crew available. Your vital signalpersons and riggers keep everybody else safe on the job site, so you want people who know what they are doing. The Rigging/Signalperson Training at ATS is one of the few places you can get the NCCCO certification while you are a student.
ATS Offers NCCCO Certifications
- OSHA Recognized, so the regulations are satisfied
- Industry Recognized, so the skill is respected
- Portable – goes with person, so you can relocate without penalty
- Opens additional job opportunities, so you have more career options
- Short term – one week, so you can get on with your training
- Additional credential, so it looks good on your resume and might get you the job
All these reasons are good ideas for getting your rigging/signalperson certification. And there’s another good reason: spending that extra week to get it means you’ll know what is happening around you on the work site. You’ll understand what’s happening and be prepared to respond the right way.
Heavy Equipment Operators need to be flexible and responsive. The more versatile you are, the more valuable you are on the job. It’s a good idea to have all the certifications you can get, so your future options are wide open.