Terex hosts Digger Derrick Operator Certification Program

|  August 09, 2012 |

August 20, 2012toAugust 21, 2012

Terex Utilities will host the industry’s first National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) Digger Derrick Operator Certification Program on August 20-22, at its facilities in Watertown, South Dakota. The certification program will be held in conjunction with Terex’s Hands-On Training Event.

Terex developed the NCCCO Digger Derrick Operator Certification Program as a response to OSHA’s 2010 construction regulations requiring crane operator certification nationwide by November 10, 2014. The regulation requires digger derrick operators performing construction activities to be certified by this date.

Terex’s NCCCO Digger Derrick Operator Certification Program was developed, and is accredited, by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The certification reflects important principles set by the ANSI A10.31 digger derrick standards and OSHA regulations. Electrical workers performing Subpart V work may be exempted.

To be certified by NCCCO through the Terex certification event, candidates must demonstrate skills and knowledge which experts have deemed necessary for the safe operation of a digger derrick. Candidates can receive certification through a written examination, a practical exam and by attesting to abide by NCCCO’s Code of Ethics and Substance Abuse Policy.

The NCCCO Digger Derrick Operator Certification is valid for a 5-year period. To recertify, candidates will be sent a packet 1-year prior to their certification’s expiration date.

For more information about Terex training and certification schools, visit terexutilities.com.

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