Is OSHA Aerial Lift Training Required?

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Aerial lifts are essential pieces of equipment at construction sites and warehouses. However, only certain personnel may operate an aerial lift based on their training and professional knowledge of the equipment. Specific training is needed to ensure your workers and crew members are fully trained on aerial lift equipment and…

What is the Difference Between Lifting and Rigging?

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When it comes to heavy equipment operations and duties, rigging and lifting often work hand-in-hand. Rigging is the equipment used on job sites to assist with lifting heavy objects. Examples of the rigging equipment frequently used on construction sites includes wire rope, turnbuckles, clevis and jacks that might be used…

What is Meant by Crane Load Testing?

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Crane load testing is required to ensure the safety of your crane equipment and to certify that the equipment has met OSHA’s guidelines. Crane load testing is performed to certify a crane system can handle the maximum weight capacity for operations. Load testing is required for any new equipment, or…

NCCCO Crane Certification Policies

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Becoming a crane operator requires individuals to meet specific certification policies and eligibility requirements. Some of these crane certification policies include code of ethics, substance abuse, and change of address requirements. Since cranes and crane operations are some of the most vital pieces of equipment in construction today, certification policies…

Study Tips for NCCCO Certification Exam

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Studying for the NCCCO certification exam can be a bit of a grind. Regardless of your familiarity of the equipment and its usage, there are a few key components to keep in mind when planning for the NCCCO certification exam, including preparation for the exam itself and plenty of rest.…

NCCCO Certification Training Updates For Covid-19 Guidelines

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The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has made several updates to the NCCCO certification training guideline during the Covid-19 pandemic. The most recent update released in August 2021 has made guideline updates to the paper-pencil testing, computer-based testing program, and to the practical examines. The NCCCO…

What Does An Annual OSHA Crane Inspection Entail?

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Why Does My Crane Need An Inspection and How Do They Increase Safety? All cranes need to be actively inspected annually. Daily and weekly usage of cranes put wear on important components. The wear and tear on crane components can lead to a breakdown, damage, or failure can put your…

The Importance of a Rigger and Rigging

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In construction, safety is the number one priority, especially when lifting heavy objects and using heavy equipment. Using cranes and other equipment to lift and manipulate extremely heavy objects is the job of a qualified rigger. Having a qualified rigger on-site is essential to everyone’s safety. Learn More about Rigger…

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