January 17, 2014 -- NCCCO recently conducted three webinars for current NCCCO Practical Examiners in the Mobile Crane program seeking to add the new Service Truck Crane (STC) category. In addition, one in-person Practical Examiner Workshop for new Examiners has been held, in Tiffin, OH, and another Workshop is scheduled February 28–March 1 in Las Vegas to coincide with CONEXPO.
The STC program has been warmly received by the service crane industry since it was launched last spring. OSHA’s Crane Rule requiring operator certification has an impact on some users of service truck cranes, and NCCCO has created this program to address the unique knowledge and skill required to run this type of equipment. Since STC is a sub-category of the telescopic boom—fixed cab mobile crane program, current and future TSS certificants do not need to take the STC exams and are automatically awarded the STC certification when they certify.
To date, NCCCO has accredited more than 90 Practical Examiners nationwide to administer the practical exam in the STC program.