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Crane Operator Training And Certification

Many states have now legislated to make certification of crane operators compulsory. The is applies to both fixed cab and swing cab mobile hydraulic cranes. To become a certified crane operator you will need to pass both a written and practical test.

Crane operators are amongst the highest paid operators in the heavy equipment workplace. Their role is also one of the most important. Safety is a primary concern with crane operations. The crane boom and the load it carries can be extremely dangerous to both people and property. You may have seen images in the past of cranes with huge steel balls being used to demolish buildings. You don’t need that huge steel ball, any heavy load will exact the same damage.

Certified crane operators are in high demand at present and the job itself offers a career in a field that can be challenging and varied. Associated Training Services (ATS) offers a Mobile Crane Operation Program designed for the individual who wants to become a crane operator.

Graduates from the ATS program are prepared for and tested on the written and practical exams for certification through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). The NCCCO crane operator certification is one of the most widely recognized crane operator certifications in the crane operator industry.

NCCCO is a non-profit organization that develops effective performance standards for safe crane operations. By providing a thorough, independent assessment of operator knowledge and skills, NCCCO aims to enhance lifting equipment safety, reduce workplace risk, improve performance records, stimulate training, and give due recognition to the professional skill of crane operation. Since the NCCCO program was developed by industry for industry, it receives support from all levels of industry.

Associated Training Services is approved by the NCCCO as a test site for both the NCCCO written and NCCCO practical exams for fixed and swing cab crane operators.

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