National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

NCCCO was formed in January 1995 as a non-profit organization with it’s mission to develop effective performance standards for safe crane operation to assist all segments of general industry and construction. By providing a thorough, independent assessment of knowledge and skills, NCCCO aims to enhance lifting equipment safety, reduce workplace risk, improve performance records, stimulate training, and give due recognition to the professionals who work in, with and around cranes

Qualified Rigger and Signalperson

According to OSHA, a qualified rigger is defined as:

  • Person holds a degree, certificate or professional standing OR
  • Person has extensive knowledge, training and experience AND
  • Person can successfully demonstrate their ability
  • A person need not be qualified to handle every type of job. Instead, they must, according to OSHA, “have the ability to properly rig the load for a particular job.” Because each job is different, the qualified rigger need only be qualified for the job on which he or she is working; and that is where our training comes in.

A Signalperson is required, according to OSHA regulations, in the following situations:

  • The operator does not have a full view of the point of operation
  • The operator’s view is obstructed in the direction that the equipment is moving
  • The operator or the person handling the load feels that a signalperson is needed
  • Anytime there are site-specific safety concerns
  • As is the case with riggers, holding a certain certification does not necessarily mean that a signalperson is qualified. Below are some of the skills and knowledge that a person must have in order to be a qualified signalperson.
  • Understands the signals used at a specific work site
  • Displays a competent use of these signals
  • Understands crane dynamics including those involving swinging, raising, lowering, stopping loads and boom deflection
  • Must pass an oral or written test as well as a practical test
  • There are two ways that an employer can ensure a signalperson is qualified.
  • Third Party Qualified Evaluator
  • Employer’s Qualified Evaluator

Documentation proving qualifications must be available at the work site in either paper or electronic form. Documentation must list each specific type of signaling for which the worker is qualified such as hand signals or radio signals.

MICCS

The Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety, Inc (MICCS) is dedicated to the elimination of construction and facilities maintenance jobsite injuries and illnesses with the ultimate objective of returning construction and maintenance workers home to their families, friends, and communities free from harm.

PICS

A renowned contractor prequalification company, PICS offers world-class supplier prequalification, with an exceptional focus on safety.

Browz

The leading online global-network of safety-minded organizations, BROWZ simplifies the contractor and supplier compliance process with intuitive software solutions and a dedicated team of safety professionals. We assist clients in designing prequalification programs specific to their industry, and support contractors in the gathering, data entry and upload of their required data.

We help clients effectively measure contractor performance, while enabling suppliers and contractors to better meet contractual requirements. As an independent third party, BROWZ provides an efficient means to exchange and evaluate prequalification data.

The bottom line: the BROWZ process creates true risk mitigation and peace of mind.

ISNetworld

ISN is the global resource for connecting corporations with safe, reliable contractors and suppliers from capital-intensive and public sector industries.

Occupational Health and Safety Administration