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Crane Operator Certification To Become Mandatory Nationwide

If you are a crane operator and you haven’t been certified then now may be a good time to consider undergoing the crane operator certification assessment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) is introducing federal certification requirements for crane operators with the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) the organization charged with setting standards and issuing certificates. These standards are expected to be set in July although a start date is unknown at present.

Crane certification is already compulsory in some states and the effect in reducing workplace accidents involving cranes has been noticeable. This is one reason behind the extension of this requirement nationwide. For many students of ATS Crane Operator Schools, the news will be welcome since they have not only completed their training, they have also completed the requirements for certification.

Our crane operator training program is undertaken full time over three weeks. ATS Crane Operator Schools has also been accredited to deliver assessments that lead to certification. This means student can undertake crane operator training and undertake the certification process, all in the one location. Graduates can then enter the work place fully certified in accordance with regulations.

If you are considering undertaking a crane operator training program, make sure it is accredited and check to see whether or not the training body is also accredited to deliver assessments that lead to crane operator certification. In the near future it will be mandatory so receiving certification soon after training makes a lot of sense.

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