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Any person engaged in a construction activity who is operating a crane covered by the new cranes and derricks rule, except side boom cranes. Mobile crane equipment with a rated hoisting/lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or less.
Mobile crane operators must meet the criteria for minimum expertise described in the applicable section in subpart CC. Operators using digger derrick to auger holes for poles carrying electric or telecommunication lines, place or remove the poles, or handle associated materials to be installed on or removed from the poles are exempted from the standard.
Mobile Crane Operator Certification Preparatory Information Outline
Our mobile crane operator certification and qualification meet the requirements of subpart CC - Cranes and Derricks in Construction, as specified in 29 CFR1926.1427. Evaluation and Documentation Requirements for Mobile Crane Operator Certification will become Effective Feb 07, 2019.
There are 4 ways that an equipment operator can be qualified or certified and meet OSHA requirements.
*When a state or local government requires a crane operator license, the crane operator must be licensed accordingly to meet OSHA requirements. Accredited crane operator testing organization. The testing organization must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency and test according to the criteria listed at 1926.1427(j)(1) and (j)(2). This certification is portable from employer to employer. The testing organization must have its accreditation reviewed every 3 years. The certificate must note the type and capacity of equipment for which the operator is tested and certified. The certificate is valid for 5 years.
An employer may provide a crane operator testing program under the oversight of an independent auditor. An accredited crane operator testing organization must certify the auditor to evaluate the administration of written and practical tests. The auditor must conduct audits of the employer's program according to nationally recognized auditing standards. Crane operator qualification under an employer program is only valid while the operator is an employee of the employer and operating a crane for the employer. The qualification is valid for up to 5 years.
U.S. Military. This qualification applies only to civilian employees of the Department of Defense or Armed Services and is not portable. This qualification does not include employees of private contractors.
Licensing by a government entity. This license is obtained from a government entity, such as a city or state that has a required certification program. When this license meets the minimum requirements of 1926.1427(e)(2) and (j), OSHA requires a crane operator to have this license when operating in the applicable city, county, or state. This license is not portable outside the boundaries of the government entity that issues the license and is valid for a maximum of 5 years.
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