This year marks a milestone for the crane rental industry: the 25th anniversary of the founding of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.
Commonly referred to as the NCCCO, this independent, not-for-profit organization administers a nationwide training and certification program for crane operators.
Since 1996, the NCCCO has worked with our industry to create courses and standards that reflect safety and practical knowledge requirements for crane operators.
Read on to learn why NCCCO certification is an important consideration for anyone searching for a Bay Area crane rental.
What does NCCCO certification mean?
NCCCO certifications cover all sorts of cranes — tower, boom truck, etc. — and accreditation for not only operators, but people in related positions such as signal persons and riggers.
These certification programs are formally recognized by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), making them a crucial component of any operator’s training, as they help ensure a safe work environment. In fact, OSHA now requires crane certifications to come from recognized partners such as NCCCO.
In addition to OSHA, NCCCO also works closely with a number of other federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
NCCCO programs also meet the ASME B30 standards set by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
According to the NCCCO, the organization has overseen more than 1.5 million exams and issued more than 425,000 certifications nationwide, which means a substantial number of load handling professionals have the proper training and qualifications.
The benefits of a NCCCO-certified Bay Area crane rental
NCCCO certification provides several benefits, including:
- Lower risk of loss
- Fewer accidents
- More consistent training
- More opportunities for people who work with load handling equipment
- Peace of mind for both people in the industry and the general public that load handling equipment workers have the proper training.
NCCCO has the support of a diverse group of industries that use load-handling equipment, including construction, energy, equipment rental, automotive and petrochemicals.
These programs are national in scope, operated by a private nonprofit and independent of labor relations policies.
NCCCO programs are tailored to different varieties of load-handling equipment activities, and accredited by the American National Standards, a nationally-recognized authority for professional credentialing.
Professional, NCCCO-certified Bay Area crane operators from Sheedy Crane
If you have a job that requires crane operators in the Bay Area and need to know you’re hiring NCCCO-certified professionals, look no further than Sheedy Crane.
We have a diverse and modern fleet of mobile and speciality cranes, all owned by Sheedy and operated by NCCCO-certified operators and maintained by our in-house maintenance shop.
Our cranes include:
- All-terrain cranes
- Lattice boom cranes
- Hydraulic truck cranes
- Rough terrain cranes
- Roof-mounted cranes
We can also provide auxiliary and support equipment such as crane mats, man-baskets, flying job, pallet forks and debris boxes.
Sheedy would be more than happy to send one of our estimators to your job site or office to help plan and price your Bay Area crane rental.