Crane Training

Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
TrainND fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and will prepare candidates for the certification examinations.

10 Day Novice Crane
 TrainND recommends practical training on a crane to prepare the inexperienced operators how to operate the crane equipment safely. TrainND offers the most comprehensive crane operator training. TrainND students will operate fixed cab (boom truck) cranes, swing cab (rough terrain/RT) cranes, and articulated boom (knuckle boom) mobile cranes. TrainND will teach how to safely operate each type of crane with the end goal of getting you certified through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). Class size is limited to 8. Pre-requisites for this class are an OSHA 10 Hour Card or PEC Basic Card. Please bring proper PPE: Hard hat, safety goggles, steel toe boots.
• Beginner Level Curriculum
• Two Weeks, Monday through Friday
• Fixed Cab (small hydraulic or boom truck) Mobile Cranes
• Swing Cab (large hydraulic or rough terrain – RT) Mobile Cranes
• NCCCO Preparation, Testing, and Certification

Rigger Level 1
Riggers are those individuals who specialize in lifting and moving extremely large and heavy objects. As this is a labor intensive and potentially dangerous job, formal rigger training is required. A qualified rigger is needed during assembly/disassembly of cranes, when employees are engaged in hooking, unhooking, or guiding the load, or in the initial connection of a load to a component or structure and are within the fall zone. A qualified rigger is defined as a qualified person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training and experience, successfully demonstrated the ability to solve/resolve problems relating to rigging. NCCCO certified riggers meet this requirement [1926.1404; 1926.1425]. This course brings all of the rigging concerns into focus for a practical, field proven method of ensuring rigging safety. Class size is limited to 10.
• OSHA regulations, §1926 and §1910
• Wire rope slings and proper use
• Synthetic web slings and proper use
• Round slings and proper use
• Chain slings and proper use
• Rigging hardware and proper use
• Below-the-hook lifting devices
• Pre-use sling and gear inspection
• Softeners and sling protection
• Sling hitches and applications
• How to verify working load limit
• Sling & hardware rating charts
• Sling angles and angle stress
• Load balance and center of gravity
• How to determine load weight
• Manufacturer’s instructions
• Understanding the fall zone
• Taglines and their proper use
• Power line safety

Signal Person
A Signalperson needs to know and understand the type of signals used at the worksite; is competent in using these signals; understands the operations and limitations of the equipment, including the crane dynamics involved in swinging, raising, lowering, and stopping loads and in boom deflection from hoisting loads; knows and understand the relevant signalperson qualification requirements – OSHA 29CFR 1926 Subpart CC. The Qualified Signal Person program also satisfies ASME B30.5 requirements applicable to construction industry. “All signal persons must be tested and they must demonstrate qualification as a signal person.”TrainND’s Signalperson Preparatory Training program is specifically designed to prepare candidates who currently work in lifting operations for the successful completion of NCCCO Written and Practical examinations and certification. This one-day program includes TrainND’s study material, as well as interactive classroom and hands-on exercise that emphasize all parts of the NCCCO examinations. Class size is limited to 15.
• Terminology of the new standard
• Crane characteristics & limitations
• Signal person responsibilities
• When is a signal person required
• Hand, voice, and audible signals
• Working around power lines
• Step and touch potential
• Clearance requirements for cranes
• Reaction to power line contact
• Keeping clear of the load (Fall zone)
• Requirements of §1926 Subpart CC
• Dangers of side loading
• Crane dynamics
• Dangers of two-blocking
• Causes of mobile crane tipping
• Causes of structural failures

Supervisor Crane Safety and Rigging - 1 Day
This one day class is designed for Lift Directors, Truck Pushers, Rig Move Coordinators, Dispatchers, and Supervisors. Meets and exceeds OSHA course requirements. Class size is limited to 15.
• Operator requirements and responsibilities
• Crane safety
• Safe operating procedures, OSHA 1926.550, ASME, ANSI
• Pre-operational inspection and checklist
• Pick and carry operation
• Preparing for a critical lift
• Two or more cranes involved in the same lift
• Hand signals. Crane signals using radios
• Overhead power line clearance
• Suspended personnel platforms, OSHA, ANSI, ASME
• Process of calculating load capacities for different loads
• Pre-site and equipment inspections
• Crane inspection requirements pertaining to OSHA, ANSI. ASME
• Identification of Crane types
• Causes of Crane accidents
• Crane application - using the correct Crane for the job
• Basic rigging principles
• Sling selection, inspection, and sling angles
• Wire rope construction and inspection
• The principles of stability
• Structural vs. Stability capacities
• Quadrants of operation(lift areas)
• Deductions - what are the effective weights
• Range diagram, Boom length, Boom angle, and Load radius
• Basis for load chart ratings
• Pre-lift considerations

NCCCO Certification Preparation Written Test - 3 Day

TrainND’s crane operator preparatory training program is specifically designed to prepare candidates who currently work in crane operations for the successful completion of NCCCO written examinations. This program includes a study guide, as well as interactive classroom exercises that emphasize all parts of the NCCCO Core and Specialty examinations. This three-day training program is designed to instruct crane operators in important safety, technical, and practical matters relating to crane operation. Signaling and rigging concepts and techniques are covered. The class will help the operator become safer and more productive. The program is beneficial for any crane operator lacking classroom instruction or an operator considering the CCO certification. Class size is limited to 20.
• The Core Exam’s Four Domains
  • Site
  • Operations
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Load Charts
• Selected Specialty Exam’s Four Domains (Lattice Boom Truck Cranes, Crawler Cranes, Large Telescopic Swing Cab Boom Cranes, Small Telescopic Fixed Cab Cranes)
• Basic Math Skills Necessary to Pass the Exams