NCCCO Digger Derrick Workshop

The NCCCO Digger Derrick Certification will be what sets your operators apart from the rest in the industry. Certification is required under OSHA Regulations for crane operators, and many companies and operators are out of compliance. Ensure that you and your crew are meeting the applicable OSHA and ANSI requirements for the equipment they are operating.

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    Program Overview

    This is a three-day preparation course for the NCCCO, a Nationally Accredited Certification, written exam along with a practical examination. The newly revised OSHA 1926.1400 regulation requires crane operators working in construction or performing construction-related activities to be certified through a nationally accredited agency. The classroom portion includes the standards and regulations around the equipment, how to read and understand load charts and other additional information to help you prepare and ultimately become successful for the Digger Derrick written exam. The practical test is dependent upon the number of participants and any necessary practice time and conducted during the scheduled workshop.

    As a certified digger derrick operator, you are directly responsible for the operational controls and the functions on a digger derrick. A certified operator will properly demonstrate competence in planning work tasks, assessing the suitability of the equipment for the assigned task, positioning, setup, and operation of the equipment in a competent manner, and aspects of safety associated with the digger derrick, equipment, load, and worksite conditions.

    Topics covered include:

    • OSHA Regulations and ANSI Standards
    • Digger Derrick Components
      • Basic digger derrick terminology and definitions
    • Pre-Operation Inspections
      • Requirements for inspections and maintenance
      • Various weather conditions and understand how environmental conditions affect the safe operation of the digger derrick
    • Proper Set up/Assembly
      • Requirements for access and egress
      • General requirements that apply to assembly/disassembly operations
      • Supporting surfaces to handle the expected loads
      • Power line hazards, corresponding regulations, and safety practices
      • Proper setup of digger derricks
    • Safety Devices and Operational Aids
      • Functions and limitations of the digger derrick
      • Significance of the instruments and gauge readings
    • Hand Signals
      • Appropriate OSHA/ASME hand and voice signals
    • Travel
      • How to prepare the digger derrick for transportation
    • Proper Lifting Procedures
      • Operation of all controls and components
      • How to plan the job
    • Proper Digger Operations
      • Stowing and unstowing the auger
    • Manufacturer Load Charts
      • Load Chart Terminology
      • How to determine gross capacity
      • How to determine net capacity

    NCCCO Digger Derrick Training Eligibility

    This employer paid prep course is designed for individuals who want to become a NCCCO Certified Digger Derrick Operator. This class is ideal if you or your company primarily operate the “digger” trucks that are typically used in the electrical transmission industry. To complete the certification process, each candidate will need to pass a 75 multiple choice question written test and the practical exam.

    **Employer will need to provide a Digger Derrick crane to complete practical exam.**

    See What Previous Students Have to Say

    “Great explanation of material.” - JR

    “Made it simple to read load charts properly.” - Chris

    “Hands on teaching.” - Josh

    Are you ready to kick-start a new career or advance in your current position?

    The Digger Derrick Crane Operator Certification will allow you to ensure employers that you know how to use their piece of equipment correctly.  Colorado Crane Operator School holds the proud distinction as nationally recognized training facility that delivers high quality content to its students.

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