NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF CRANE OPERATORS (NCCCO

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CANDIDATE HANDBOOK
• OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

John Kennedy
Manitowoc Crane Group
VICE PRESIDENT

J. Chris Ryan
Boh Bros. Construction Co.
SECRETARY/TREASURER

Thom Sicklesteel
Sicklesteel Cranes
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Ronald Schad
Essex Crane Rental Corp.
CHAIRMAN, COMMISSIONERS

Kerry Hulse
Deep South Crane & Rigging

This handbook and application packet for the NCCCO Overhead Crane Written and Practical Examinations contains the following important documents: a Candidate Written Examination Application form, a Candidate Practical Examination Application form, and a Physical Examination form. Please read this handbook carefully and retain it for reference throughout the certification process.

Vinal George Bell
Cianbro Equipment

Joseph Collins
Precision Resource Co.

Dale Daul
McGough Construction

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Do not discard this document.

Graham J. Brent
National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators

NCCCO does not discriminate against any individual because of race, gender, age, creed, disability, or national origin.

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Dear NCCCO Candidate: Welcome to the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) overhead crane operator certification program. NCCCO is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to establish a fair and independent evaluation of crane operator knowledge and skills. Key to this industry-led effort has been the development of the NCCCO Written and Practical Examinations, first for mobile crane operators, and subsequently for tower, overhead, and articulating crane operators, riggers, and signalpersons. This NCCCO overhead crane operator certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These nationally recognized and accredited certification programs are the culmination of many years’ hard work by experts from the various industries and groups that use cranes, including construction, steel erection, utilities, crane rental, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, and operating engineers. The NCCCO Overhead Crane Task Force that determined the content of the exams was made up of experts from all aspects of the crane industry—crane operators, training directors, managers, supervisors, manufacturers—who together represent many thousands of hours of crane-related experience. These volunteers gave freely of their time and expertise with the primary goal of improving the safety of all whose work brings them into contact with cranes and lifting equipment. To ensure NCCCO examinations are—and remain—valid measurements of crane operators’ proficiency, NCCCO teamed its task force’s knowledge and experience with the exam development expertise of International Assessment Institute (IAI). Based in Clearwater, Florida, IAI continually analyzes the performance of NCCCO exams and reports to NCCCO’s Exam Management Committees. IAI also guides in the development of new examinations and assists NCCCO in the administration of its various Written and Practical Examinations. This Candidate Handbook has been prepared to provide you with comprehensive information about the NCCCO Written and Practical Examinations leading to certification for operating overhead cranes. NCCCO recognizes the commitment you are about to make and will do everything it can to make your experience a positive and successful one. If, after reading this handbook, there is anything you do not fully understand or need clarified, please call NCCCO at 703-560-2391 or e-mail info@nccco.org. NCCCO staff will guide you through any aspect of the program that you would like explained in more detail. Thank you for your interest—and good luck!

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...................... 7 Application Process to Take the Written Examination................3 Experience........8 Application Deadlines................................................................................................... 3 Eligibility.................................................................................... ........ .........................................8 Admission Letters..........................................................................................................................................................5 Written Examination Process...........................4 Substance Abuse Policy..................................................................................................... ..........3 Code of Ethics for Certified Crane Operators........................................................................................................................................... Cancellations...........................................................8 Test Site Information.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 NCCCO Certification Time Frames..............3 NCCCO Practical Examinations................................................................................................................................................................................................5 Certification Cards.......................................5 Change of Address..................................................................................................................................................................................................... .............................................3 Physical Evaluation.................................................................................................................9 Test Scoring Information............................. and Withdrawals..... ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 11 Domain 1: Pre-Operation Activities...................................3 Recertification Requirements................ ...................................................................11 Domain 3: Load Handling ..........................................................................9 Retaking the Examination(s)....................... All rights reserved...................Table of Contents Introduction.......................................................................................................................12 Sample Questions.......................................................................................................................................11 Domain 2: Work Requirements......................................................................................................................... OCO CH REV 11/10 v ............ 13 Reference List.................................................................................................................7 Examination Fees................................................................................................................4 Disciplinary Policy...........................................................1 Certification Policies............................................................................ 14 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators..................11 Domain 4: Shutdown and Secure ..............................................................7 Rescheduling......................................................... ................................................................7 Submission of Application..10 Written Examination Outline.................................... 1 Program Description....... ................1 NCCCO Examination Development............................................................................................................................................................................................................................8 Test Administration Schedule for NCCCO Examinations...........................................................................................................................................................10 Information Release Policy.....................................................................3 NCCCO Written Examinations.............................................................................11 Domain 5: Technical Knowledge...........................................................................................................................................................

........................................................ 15 Skills Tested............... ................................................................................................................18 Weather Conditions and Equipment Problems.................................................................................................................................................................................................. ..........................................................................15 Practical Exam Candidate Fees............................................................................................................................15 Practical Examination Outline. All rights reserved.....19 Task 4: Trolley Laydown ..............................................17 Candidate ID and Signature............19 Post-Test Procedures.......................................Practical Examination Process......................................................23 Candidate Application: Practical Examination............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................15 Test Day............................................................................................................... ...............................................17 Tasks...............15 Practical Score Reporting...........................................................................................................................................18 Pre-Test Familiarization Period..........................................................................19 Task 3: Negotiate Right Angle Corridor with Obstructions................................................................................................ OCO CH REV 11/10 ................................................................................................... .....................................................................................................................................17 Time Limits............ ......................................................................................................................15 Scheduling a Test........................................................................................................................... 31 Physician Instructions...............18 Task 1: True Vertical Lift..............17 Circumventing the Course..............................................................................................15 Practical Scoring.....................33 vi © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators............................................. ................................................................ ...................................................................................................................................................................................................29 Physical Examination Form.............. .............................18 Task 2: Place Load in Circle..................................................................... 21 Candidate Application: Written Examination...............17 Unsafe Act......20 Candidate Application Forms..................................................25 Recertification Application: Written Examination.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... ........... 17 Candidate Instructions..........................................................15 Practical Hand Score Requests....................................................................................................27 Change of Address Form...............................................................................................17 Pre-Test Briefing..............

including riggers and signalpersons. developing the scoring process. NCCCO has identified the following potential benefits of operator certification: • • • • • • Fewer accidents. IAI also designed the Practical Examiner Accreditation Program whereby NCCCO trains and accredits certified crane operators to administer NCCCO Practical Examinations. The study and survey were then used to generate the test blueprints and content specifications. selecting tasks. equipment. manufacturers—who together represent many thousands of hours of cranerelated experience. Based on extensive discussions with representatives from all segments of business and industry who recognize the impact of construction safety issues. A survey was given to a representative number of crane operators. 14 for a complete Reference List. additional benefit. These exams were developed over an 18-month period by an NCCCO task force made up of experts from all aspects of the crane industry—crane operators. injuries. In concert with the NCCCO Overhead Crane Task Force. bridge. 1 All candidates are required to pass both Written and Practical Examination(s) to be certified. reviewed the speed of such change in the industry and researched other comparable certification and licensing programs before determining © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. OCO CH REV 11/10 . Similarly.Introduction OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is an independent. training directors. Candidates desiring to become certified should contact their organization’s Test Site Coordinator or see the NCCCO website (www. including identifying essential skills. supervisors.17 standards and have powered functions for hoist. who validated that the knowledge recommended by the experts was vital to safe operations. B30. A practical (skills) examination is not required for recertification. IAI guided the NCCCO task force in establishing key elements of the program. As detailed in this handbook. standardizing test conditions. Note that the NCCCO Exam Management Committee draws questions from the ASME B30. it is believed. and/or B30. candidates may take the Practical Examination on either of the following overhead crane types: • Cab-operated • Pendant/remote control All overhead (bridge) and gantry cranes that meet the requirements of the ASME B30. and creating flexible application and scheduling procedures.16. Questions are selected for examinations on the basis of the content areas defined by the test blueprints. and safety practices keeps pace with changes in these areas. The initial certification period is for five years. NCCCO EXAMINATION DEVELOPMENT The first step in the development of an objective test to measure what is required to operate overhead cranes safely was a job task analysis. Please see pg.2 standard for Overhead and Gantry Cranes in an effort to lessen the burden on candidates preparing to take the examination. not-for-profit organization formed in 1995 to set standards for fairly measuring the knowledge and proficiency required for the safe operation of cranes. B30. Development of the Overhead Crane Operator Written Examination involved a panel of crane operation content experts who worked with the staff of International Assessment Institute to write and review all questions used in the examination. the Overhead Crane Operator Practical Examination was developed as a fair and objective assessment of the essential skills that a crane operator needs to operate overhead cranes safely.2. Each examination contains a unique combination of questions from the question bank. This task force teamed its knowledge and experience with the exam development expertise of International Assessment Institute (IAI). managers. as long as the certificant meets specified experience and medical (physical) requirements.org) for a listing of open Test Sites. NCCCO’s subject matter experts. Periodic written examinations are necessary to ensure that certificants’ knowledge of industry standards. This study identified the knowledge and skills necessary for safe crane operations. and trolley are covered by CCO certification exams. NCCCO currently administers a nationwide program of certifications for crane operators and related trades.nccco. All rights reserved.11. would accrue by more frequent testing. if any. working in conjunction with psychometric consultants. after which operators are required to recertify. and fatalities Reduced risk of loss Assurance of operator’s abilities Less property damage Improved safety records Enhanced public image of crane operators that this goal could be achieved by setting the examination interval at five years. establishing reliability among tests. Little.

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however. or training on cranes. the new five3 PHYSICAL EVALUATION Certified crane operators must continue to meet ASME B30. the following: • NCCCO Physical Examination Form—valid for three years • A current Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examiner’s Certificate—valid for two years NCCCO WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS The Written Examination consists of a single examination in overhead crane operation. All rights reserved. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. EXPERIENCE NCCCO certification exams are designed for operators who are trained and who currently work in crane operation. This includes: • Passing the Recertification Written Examination • Continuing to meet medical requirements • Compliance with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy • Compliance with the Code of Ethics Candidates who can attest to at least 1. OCO CH REV 11/10 . a candidate who fails the Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam in January 2011 but passes the Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam in June 2011 has until May 2012 to retake and pass the Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam.Certification Policies OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for certification. Candidates are allowed 60 minutes to complete the Overhead Crane Operator Written Examination. NCCCO PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS The Practical Examination demonstrates crane operation proficiency and may be taken on either of the following overhead crane types: • Cab-operated • Pendant/remote control Candidates must pass both the Written and Practical Examinations to be certified for a five-year period. Candidates whose certification has lapsed must take the full Written and Practical Examinations to be certified again. candidates must: • Be at least 18 years of age • Meet medical requirements • Comply with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy • Pass a Written Examination • Pass a Practical Examination • Comply with the Code of Ethics for Certified Crane Operators NCCCO CERTIFICATION TIME FRAMES Candidates may take their Written and Practical Exams in either order. Cranerelated experience is defined as: operating. and they must attest to their agreement to this requirement on their application. For example. must do so before their certification expires. Any tests passed within a 12-month period count towards certification. Candidates have 12 months from the time they pass the initial Written or Practical Exam they take to pass the corresponding (Written or Practical) exam. The Overhead Crane Operator Recertification Examination consists of 30 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of 45 minutes. RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS NCCCO certification is valid for five years. Regardless of the date of the recertification examination within that one-year period.2 physical requirements throughout their certification period. maintaining. Means of compliance with ASME physical requirements include. Candidates who are unsuccessful after two attempts must take and pass the regular Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam.000 hours of cranerelated experience during their period of certification do not need to take the Practical Exam to recertify. There is no grace period after their certification’s expiration date. Recertification candidates are allowed two attempts to pass the Overhead Crane Operator Recertification Written Exam before their certification expires. This examination has 60 multiple-choice questions. Candidates may take their Recertification Written Examination up to one year prior to their certification’s date of expiration. Recertification candidates who do need to take the Practical Exam for any reason. Recertification candidates must complete all of their recertification requirements during the 12 months prior to their certification’s expiration date. inspecting. but are not limited to.

Evidence of non-compliance with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy 4. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. the following: 1. Evidence of culpability in an accident during certification period 5. Period of certification exceeded without renewal 2. the Ethics and Discipline Committee informs the certificant and the complainant of its decision.org/general/testsites. warnings. Candidates may also locate open NCCCO Written Exam Test Sites at www. but are not limited to. that all parties involved in the complaint have an opportunity to document circumstances warranting the complaint. such as ethical standards and policies and procedures for disciplinary action. ethnicity. Complaints against certificants are initially investigated by NCCCO’s Manager of Test Integrity. Candidates whose employment circumstances have changed should ask their new employer to schedule a test administration. Evidence of non-compliance with the Code of Ethics Certified operators who wish to appeal a decision regarding revocation of their certification status must do so in writing to the Appeals Committee. Complaint procedures have been designed to ensure that only valid and actionable complaints are considered and investigated. Candidates wishing to recertify should contact the Test Site Coordinator who set up their initial certification. not from the end of their current certification period. So as to protect nearby general public property and the environment In addition. VA 22031 NCCCO has established policies and procedures to address alleged violations of the Code of Ethics fairly and consistently.html DISCIPLINARY POLICY NCCCO’s Ethics and Discipline Committee is responsible for establishing and implementing standards of conduct. who reports to NCCCO’s Ethics and Discipline Committee.] Recertification exams are available at regularly scheduled test administrations. OCO CH REV 11/10 4 . or instructions set forth by OSHA. Not misrepresent or knowingly deceive others concerning my experience or the capabilities of myself or the crane that I am operating vii. national origin. NCCCO has a two-tier process to ensure that issues regarding the practice and conduct of certified crane operators are fairly and reasonably investigated and determined.nccco. I will perform my work in a manner: i. as set forth below: As an NCCCO-certified crane operator. Evidence of falsification of any information on any documents submitted to NCCCO or its agents 3. Free of bias with regard to religion. and disability ii. Not misrepresent or misuse my certification card or the NCCCO logo. the Ethics and Discipline Committee informs both the certificant and the complainant of the official opening of the investigation. Make my management aware if I have safety concerns relating to the lifting operations that I am performing v. and that they all have a chance to respond to the complaint. All rights reserved. or the crane manufacturer vi. Following the investigation of the complaint. If the complaint is considered actionable. recognized safety standards.year certification period begins from the date of expiration of the candidate’s initial certification. Evidence of non-compliance with ASME B30 medical requirements 6. and that the public is protected against unprofessional and unethical conduct by certificants. age. which are the property of NCCCO. [Note: Candidates who recertify more than 12 months prior to their certification’s expiration date will have their new certification period begin immediately. Grounds for revocation of certification status include. Appeals should be addressed to: CODE OF ETHICS FOR CERTIFIED CRANE OPERATORS Certified crane operators must comply with NCCCO’s Code of Ethics for Certified Crane Operators during their certification period. gender. I understand that I must return the card to NCCCO immediately if requested to do so Executive Director National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) 2750 Prosperity Avenue. So as to place the safety and welfare of workers associated with the lifting operation above all other considerations iii. Suite 505 Fairfax. Not knowingly violate safety-related regulations. stating the grounds for the appeal. I will: iv.

Failure to do so may cause them to miss important updates on the NCCCO program that could affect their certification. CERTIFICATION CARDS Certified operators receive a laminated photo ID card at no cost when they certify for the first time and when they complete the requirements for recertification. SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY It is the policy of NCCCO that crane operators shall not use any prescribed or over-the-counter substances that would impair their ability to operate cranes safely. depressant. controlled substances (including trace amounts). NCCCO–certified crane operators shall comply with the substance abuse testing provisions of ASME B30. Non-compliance with this policy automatically revokes a candidate’s certification status. If an operator has previously certified in mobile and/or tower cranes and subsequently becomes certified in overhead cranes. Updated or replacement cards may be obtained from International Assessment Institute at a cost of $25. A form for this purpose is provided on page 29 of this handbook. An exception to this rule is that an operator may use such a substance or drug if it is prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner who is familiar with the operator’s medical history and all assigned duties and who has advised the operator that the prescribed substance or drug will not adversely affect the operator’s ability to operate an overhead crane safely. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. The decision of the NCCCO Board of Directors is final. or hallucinogen.If a sanction is imposed. It is a condition of certification that crane operators certified by NCCCO attest to their compliance with this Substance Abuse Policy. they must notify NCCCO as soon as possible. OCO CH REV 11/10 5 . the certificant may request an appeal of the decision to the NCCCO Board of Directors. designer drugs. All rights reserved. This includes illegal drugs. or any other substance that may have an effect on the human body of being a narcotic. Changes of address should be sent to International Assessment Institute (IAI). but can be sent via letter or fax. he/she may request an updated certification card. CHANGE OF ADDRESS If candidates or CCO card holders change their address. They must be in writing. A certified operator may only hold one certification card at a time. look-alike drugs.2. stimulant.

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Candidate Applications with the appropriate fees. In addition to the application.Written Examination Process OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR APPLICATION PROCESS TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION Mobile Crane Operator written exams and recertification exams may be taken either in a traditional pencil-andpaper format at an approved NCCCO written exam test site or as a computer-based test at more than 250 PSI/ LaserGrade test centers across the country. incorrect payment. Written Exam Test Site Coordinator Handbook or contact NCCCO for further information. make sure that the appropriate fees are enclosed. After the candidate completes and submits the online application.org and click on the Computer-Based Testing link under Test Dates and Locations. wait 24 hours. LaserGrade will send an appointment confirmation email within 24 hours. Candidates eligible to sit for the examination will receive an admission letter approximately one week before the scheduled test administration date. Bring a photo ID and the authorization email. All returned checks will be subject to a $30 fee. International Assessment Institute Attention: NCCCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION The Candidate Application and Physical Examination forms are located at the back of this handbook. EXAMINATION FEES The appropriate examination fee(s) must be enclosed with the application. calculators. Information about the specific locations of the Test Sites will be available approximately four weeks prior to the examination. Credit cards may also be used (VISA. Professional documentation in support of a request for accommodations must be submitted to NCCCO no later than four weeks prior to the scheduled test date.org to see a schedule of upcoming Test Dates and Locations and then submit a completed Candidate Application form with the appropriate documentation to NCCCO’s testing partner IAI. This could result in the candidate NOT being able to sit for the examination(s). Candidates Requesting Testing Accommodations Arrangements for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request. Deadlines Please note that all deadlines are UPON RECEIPT deadlines. Do not send cash. Incomplete applications. and/or inaccurate documentation will delay processing and incur additional fees. Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Option Candidates desiring to take their written exam(s) using the CBT option should visit nccco. hats. Please do not staple the check or money order to the application form. MasterCard. and bags are not permitted in the test room. After receiving the authorization email. Then call the number provided in the email to schedule the test(s) with LaserGrade. All rights reserved. in conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applications are due two weeks prior to the scheduled examination date. Suite 900 Clearwater. Test results are available immediately. Application deadline examples are shown on page 8. The CBT Frequently Asked Questions page includes links to a directory of PSI/LaserGrade locations and an online application form. Follow the directions carefully when filling in the required information. IAI will send an authorization email within 48 hours. but do include payment in the envelope with all the other application materials. OCO CH REV 11/10 7 . Candidates and the Test Site Coordinator are solely responsible for making sure that completed and accurate applications reach International Assessment Institute by the stated deadline. coats. should be sent to: Pencil-and-Paper Option (Traditional Test Site) Candidates desiring to sit for a pencil-and-paper written exam(s) should visit nccco. Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525/Fax: 727-461-2746 Check the completed application to ensure that all information is accurate and complete. Go to the selected test center at the scheduled date and time. or American Express). as well as any correspondence and requests for information concerning the administration of NCCCO examinations. Checks and money orders payable to International Assessment Institute are preferred. The content of both test formats is identical. See the © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. but be aware that materials such as cell phones.

... The candidate’s fees will be held 8 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.... When the candidate reschedules he/she will need to pay an additional $25 rescheduling fee.. OCO CH REV 11/10 .. CANCELLATIONS. Candidates will. TEST ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE FOR NCCCO EXAMINATIONS NCCCO Written Examinations are available for administration on demand with at least four weeks’ notice. $50 (For current NCCCO-certified mobile crane operators. When the candidate is ready to reschedule his/her Written Examination.... Applications received after the main application deadline..Written Examination Fees: • Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam.. Please write a letter to International Assessment Institute describing the situation. $165 • Overhead Crane Operator Written Exam... Other Fees: Candidates will be charged an additional $50 fee if their application is late.. International Assessment Institute must receive notification in writing no later than seven business days prior to the examination date.. for a test administration on a Saturday...... For example.m. however. and social security number as well as the scheduled test date. late applications that arrive at IAI’s testing office by 5 p. International Assessment Institute must receive written notification within seven business days after the scheduled examination date or all application fees will be forfeited... Candidates withdrawing or canceling after the deadline or not sitting for the examination will forfeit all application fees and will NOT receive a refund. $25 The same fees apply for retest examinations... and supporting documentation indicated above. (ET) on the Monday evening prior will be accepted. Candidates will be charged an additional $25 fee if: • They wish to reschedule without a valid reason (see Emergency Cancellations or Withdrawals) • They need a duplicate/replacement certification card or score report They will be charged an additional $30 fee if: • Their application form is incomplete • They do not send in full payment • Their credit card cannot be processed for any reason • Their check is returned • They want to add to or change the exams they want to take after scheduling has been completed (in addition to the exam fee) All application materials must be received at International Assessment Institute’s office according to the application deadlines illustrated below. may be accepted for an additional $50 late fee. but at least four business days prior to the exam administration deadline.. Candidate Applications that arrive after that time cannot be accepted. Walk-in candidates cannot be accepted under any circumstances..... . All rights reserved. include full name. .. Emergency Cancellations or Withdrawals ONLY the following situations will be accepted as grounds for emergency cancellations or withdrawals: • Called to work—supporting documentation required: letter from employer • Candidate illness—supporting documentation required: doctor’s note • Family death—supporting documentation required: death certificate or obituary notice Requests for medical and personal emergency withdrawals are handled by International Assessment Institute. address.... Candidates will NOT receive a refund if they decide they no longer wish to take the test. site number. he/she must notify International Assessment Institute and submit the necessary documentation and fees to International Assessment Institute by the deadline for the rescheduled test date.. until he/she reschedules. or new candidates who are registering for mobile crane operator exams at same time) • Updated/replacement certification card . RESCHEDULING... be allowed to reschedule for a future examination administration... AND WITHDRAWALS Should a candidate be unable to sit for the examination....

• Candidate participation in any irregularity occurring during the examination.APPLICATION DEADLINES Tests can be administered at any time as long as the application deadlines are met. Candidates are required to show identification and sign the Test Site roster upon entry to the testing area. cellular phones. or other materials will be allowed in the examination room. the candidate will no longer be eligible for certification. beepers. invalidate the results of the examination. Candidate Question Comment Forms Candidates can comment on the examination(s) as a whole or on specific items within an examination by writing their comments on the Candidate Question Comment Form. and the materials candidates need to bring with them on the day of the administration. ADMISSION LETTERS Approximately one week before the scheduled test date. • A candidate’s signature on the answer sheet for the administration of the examination confirms that the candidate has read and understands the above statements. including memorization. such as giving or obtaining unauthorized information or aid. Written Test Site Application Request Form due four weeks prior to test date. If at any time it is confirmed that a candidate has not met all the requirements. the specific exami- © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. candidates must bring photo identification to the Test Site on the day of the administration. TEST SITE INFORMATION Identification at the Test Site In addition to an admission letter valid for the specific test date. All rights reserved. candidates who sit for NCCCO examination(s) acknowledge that they understand the following: • The examination is the exclusive property of NCCCO. No part of the examination(s) may be copied or reproduced in part or whole by any means whatsoever. • Theft or attempted theft of an examination booklet or any of its pages is punishable as a felony. registered and eligible candidates approved to take NCCCO Written Examination(s) will receive an admission letter by mail. These comments should be accompanied by the candidate’s name (which is optional). • Candidates verify that they have successfully met the physical/medical requirements and are eligible to take this examination. the reporting time. as evidenced by an observation or subsequent statistical analysis. scratch paper. This admission letter must be presented at the Test Site to gain admittance to the examination(s). OCO CH REV 11/10 9 . Acceptable forms of photo identification are: • Passport • Government-issued driver’s license • Work identification NOTE: Candidates without appropriate identification documents will NOT be admitted to take the NCCCO Certification Examination(s). Sample deadlines shown are for a test date of January 29. Candidate Applications due two weeks prior to test. the examination(s) the candidate is registered for. • The examination and the questions contained therein are protected by federal copyright law. No candidate will be allowed to sit for the examination unless he/she presents an admission letter valid for the specific test date. calculators. may be sufficient cause to terminate participation. The admission letter contains information regarding the test center address. or other appropriate remedy. Test Day January S 7 14 21 28 M 1 8 15 22 29 T 2 9 16 23 30 W 3 10 17 24 31 Th 4 11 18 25 F 5 12 19 26 Sa 6 13 20 27 Materials to Bring to the Test Site Each candidate must bring the following items to the Test Site: • Photo identification • Admission letter for the specific test date • Two sharpened #2 pencils (to complete the examination answer sheet) • A good eraser NOTE: No books. Test Security For the purposes of test security.

The scaled score is not a numberanswered-correctly score. International Assessment Institute — Attention: NCCCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. Score Reporting NCCCO Written Examinations are electronically scored by International Assessment Institute. In a criterion-referenced examination. All rights reserved. NCCCO and International Assessment Institute will discuss score-related matters with the candidate or the candidate’s legal representative only. For this reason. provided their request is made in writing within three months of the test date. or any other person or entity that may inquire in writing to the Commission. INFORMATION RELEASE POLICY NCCCO may release any information regarding a candidate’s examination application and a candidate’s examination administration to any employer. Florida 33755 Phone: (727) 449-8525 Fax (727) 461-2746 In the event that the hand scoring of a failing candidate’s answer sheet results in a passing score. Candidate results are reported as a scaled score. Candidate scores cannot be given over the telephone. and the test date.. i. RETAKING THE EXAMINATION(S) Candidates who fail an examination(s) may retake the examination(s) by reapplying and paying all corresponding fees.. and candidate performance on the examination is not compared to the performance of others taking the examination. a candidate must obtain a score equal to or higher than a predetermined passing score to pass the test. Answers marked in the test booklet(s) will NOT be counted toward a candidate’s score.e. statistical procedures are used to convert raw scores (i. the site code. Requests should be mailed to: TEST SCORING INFORMATION Test Scoring NCCCO Written Examinations are criterion-referenced examinations. Candidates will receive credit only for answers recorded on the scannable answer sheet.nation and question referred to. the number of test questions answered correctly) to scaled scores. Suite 900 Clearwater. Hand Score Requests Candidates not passing the examination(s) may request from International Assessment Institute a hand scoring of their answer sheet(s). The name and certification status of individuals who have successfully passed NCCCO examinations may be published and released upon request to employers and other interested parties. 10 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. regulatory agency. Hand-scoring requests must be accompanied by a processing fee of $25 for one test score or $50 for two or more failed test scores per test administration. the hand-scoring fee will be refunded in full. OCO CH REV 11/10 . the passing score is set beforehand. with a score of 70 representing the minimum passing score for this test. it is important to complete the answer sheet according to the instructions provided by the Chief Examiner on the day of the exam. Examination results are mailed to candidates approximately 12 business days after the examination administration.e. All candidates will receive a score report of their performance. Examination comments are reviewed by NCCCO content experts on a regular basis. which are set for all administrations of the examination(s). The passing score represents an absolute standard and is determined by a panel of NCCCO content experts using a psychometrically accepted standard-setting methodology. NOTE: Only comments completed on the Candidate Question Comment Form at the Test Site will be considered for review. In reporting the examination results to candidates.

Know pendant control strain relief requirements. hook.Written Examination Outline OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR The Overhead Crane Operator Written Examination tests the following knowledge areas relating to the operation of overhead cranes: DOMAIN 2: WORK REQUIREMENTS Approximately 27% of test 1. OCO CH REV 11/10 11 . 9. Know when to report deficiencies or problems to supervision. Know how to operate hoist. Know emergency shutdown procedures.20). Know applicable requirements for guards. 18. 2. 6. DOMAIN 3: LOAD HANDLING Approximately 27% of test 1. Know how to determine how much the load weighs. 5. Know how to perform hoist-brake check with load. 2. Know how to avoid side pulling or swinging of load during start. 8. Know ASME B30. Know lockout/tag-out condition resolutions. 4. Know how to identify signalperson. Know where to check for oil leaks. 6. 13. Know how to avoid shock loading. 4. Know the proper use of below-the-hook lifting devices (ASME B30. Domain 1: Pre-Operation Activities • Approximately 27% of test Domain 2: Work Requirements • Approximately 27% of test Domain 3: Load Handling • Approximately 27% of test Domain 4: Shutdown & Secure • Approximately 4% of test Domain 5: Technical Knowledge • Approximately 15% of test DOMAIN 1: PRE-OPERATION ACTIVITIES Approximately 27% of test 1. 5. 4. 7. 10. Know how to use emergency stop function. 3. 12. Know applicable fire extinguisher requirements. 15. Know warning and capacity labeling requirements. Know how to communicate lift activities to other workers. 3. Know load block. Know how to verify communication devices (e. Know how to verify crane and load path is clear of personnel and obstructions. bridge. 16. and travel. 2. 5. Know how to perform initial inspection of both visual and audible hazards. DOMAIN 4: SHUTDOWN AND SECURE Approximately 4% of test 1. Know applicable bumper/stop requirements. 17.2 hand signals. Know how to safely set load down and remove rigging.2 control layout. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. All rights reserved. Know proper rigging selection and applications. Know where to locate and verify access to main runway disconnect. radios) are functioning correctly. 7. Know ASME B30. stop. 14. 3. Know shutdown procedures. Know how to inspect wire rope or chain condition and how to ensure proper spooling. and trolley safely. Understand all warning devices. 9. Know how to minimize load swing.. 6. 11. Know proper control labeling and conditioning. Know how to use all limit devices and control functions. Know brake test procedure. 2. and latch requirements. 7. 8. 8. Know where to park the crane. Know when to activate warning alarm system. Know how to move crane into correct lifting position to assure true vertical lift of load. Know how to verify floor capacity.g. 3.

All rights reserved.184 . Single or Multiple Girder. Know ASME B30. 12 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. 6. Know ASME B30. 2. standards.20 .2 . Understand crane manufacturers’ operating instructions.DOMAIN 5: TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE Approximately 15% of test 1. 3.Slings. Know OSHA 1910. 7. and regulations. Know OSHA 1910. 5. OCO CH REV 11/10 . Know functions and limitations of crane components and attachments. Top Running Trolley Hoist).Overhead and Gantry Cranes.Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices. Know other applicable rules. 4.179 .Overhead and Gantry Cranes (Top Running Bridge.

1910. d. Plugging c. The OSHA CFR 29 standard relating to slings is: a.2 standards: a. Trained persons c. OCO CH REV 11/10 Question # 1 2 3 4 5 6 13 Answer B C C B B B .184 d.20. A hook’s opening is called its: a. 150 lbs. The weight markings must be identified on a structural or mechanical below-the-hook lifting device if the weight exceeds: a. c. Throat d.S. 1. government and other regulatory bodies on tower cranes d.198 4. 50 lbs. 100 lbs. Knowledgeable persons d. Are accepted internationally 5. Latch gap b. 1910. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. Reliable persons b. 1910. 1910. Have no binding effect on the overhead crane industry b. According to ASME B30.181 c. Guide U. Anyone 6.179 b. Guide U. Creating a braking motion by applying energy to reverse the motor is called: a. b. Jogging 2. government and other regulatory bodies on overhead crane criteria c. Tongue c. ASME B30. Inching d. Stopping b. Mouth 3.S.Sample Questions OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR The following sample test questions are typical of the style and content of the questions used in NCCCO Written Examinations. 200 lbs. All rights reserved. below-the-hook lifting devices shall be operated by: a.

check.org Order by Mail: Material Handling Institute 8720 Red Oak Boulevard.osha.) Candidates are strongly advised to become familiar with manufacturers’ operator’s manuals in preparing for the NCCCO certification examinations. Box 2900 Fairfield. NC 28217 Ph: 704-676-1190 Fax: 704-676-1199 NCCCO 2750 Prosperity Avenue. check.00 IPT Publishing and Training Ltd. money order OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION. PART 1910. IPT’S CRANE AND RIGGING TRAINING $34.com Order by Mail: American Society of Mechanical Engineers 22 Law Drive. PART 1926 SUBPART CC—CRANES AND DERRICKS IN CONSTRUCTION. Box 9590 Edmonton.00 Order by Internet: www. money order 14 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.donpellow.179—OVERHEAD & GANTRY CRANES. OCO CH REV 11/10 . U. (Prices shown current at press time. Suite 505 Fairfax.O. P. money order ASME B30. NJ 07007 ph: 800-843-2763.00 Order by Internet: www.2 (2005) OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANES And successive addenda $58.00 Pocket Size: $10. fax: 201-882-1717 Pellow Engineering Services 406 West 50th South Kansas City. American Express. Diner’s Club Payments accepted: VISA.00 BOB’S OVERHEAD CRANE & RIGGING HANDBOOK Desk size: $21. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS.asme. Suite 201 Charlotte. MasterCard. VA 22031-4312 Ph: 703-560-2391 Fax: 703-560-2392 e-mail: info@nccco.com Order by Mail: ASME B30. Discover. American Express.org Payments accepted: VISA. Alberta. VISA. MasterCard.org Order by Mail: $62. fax: 816-931-4113 Payments accepted: Check. T6E 5X2 Canada ph: 780-962-4548. American Express.mhia. check.00 + S&H $5.00 Order by Internet: www. MasterCard. MasterCard. MO 64112 ph: 877-473-5569.00 MANUAL (2005) + S&H $10. All rights reserved.S.20 (2006) BELOW-THE-HOOK LIFTING DEVICES And successive addenda Order by Internet: http://catalog.iptbooks.gov Order by Mail: CMAA CRANE OPERATION MANUAL (2003) $5. AND PART 1910.184—SLINGS Order by Internet: www.Reference List OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR The following reference materials are used by NCCCO’s Examination Committee to verify the accuracy of NCCCO test questions. fax: 780-962-4819 Payments accepted: VISA.

OCO CH REV 11/10 International Assessment Institute — Attention: NCCCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. A score of 74 represents the minimum passing score for the Overhead Crane Operator Practical Examination.. candidates may contact NCCCO for information about open practical Test Sites. Requests should be mailed to: PRACTICAL SCORING Candidate performance on the Practical Examination is recorded by an NCCCO–accredited Practical Examiner. The Examiner’s task is primarily to record the performance of the candidates. bridge travel. The scoring of candidates’ performances is done off site at the facilities of International Assessment Institute. $60 • Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam (For current NCCCO–certified mobile crane operators or new candidates registering for the mobile crane operator exams at the same time).. All candidates shall comply with Test Site requirements concerning personal protective equipment (PPE).. Examination results are mailed to candidates approximately 12 business days after the receipt of their Practical Examination score sheets by International Assessment Institute. This means that candidates may receive their score reports from IAI more than three weeks after their test administration.. PRACTICAL EXAM CANDIDATE FEES The appropriate fee must be submitted with the candidate’s application through the Test Site Coordinator. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. . Suite 900 Clearwater. and successfully completing an accreditation workshop... Alternatively..Practical Examination Process OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR SKILLS TESTED The NCCCO Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam may be taken on either of the following crane types: • Cab-operated • Pendant/remote control The Practical Examination is comprised of four main tasks that increase progressively in the skill level tested. Skills tested are: trolley travel. wherever and whenever they may test. passing the Written and Practical Exams. • Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam... hoisting. which at a minimum shall meet OSHA requirements. Both the Practical Examination and the scoring system have been validated by NCCCO’s pilot testing program and verified by International Assessment Institute. and combination (multifunction) operations.. Please note that while Practical Examiners are encouraged to expedite score sheets after each test administration. TEST DAY Candidates must report to the Test Site at the scheduled time. provided the request is made in writing within three months of the test date. All rights reserved. Hand-scoring requests must be accompanied by a processing fee of $25 for each test requested. PRACTICAL SCORE REPORTING All candidates receive score reports of their performance. $50 The same fees apply for retest examinations. Crane operation with load and without load is required.. NCCCO provides a Test Site Layout (CAD) for each type of overhead crane used for the Practical Examination to ensure the examination remains standardized for all candidates.. Examiner requirements include meeting requirements for certification. 15 .. The testing procedure has been developed to provide the highest degree of standardization and reliability. along with any required supporting materials.. the hand-scoring fee will be refunded in full. SCHEDULING A TEST Candidates for the Practical Examination should contact their Test Site Coordinator to determine the date of the next scheduled Practical Exam. Candidates may lose points either through operational errors or exceeding established optimum time limits. they may batch score sheets from several test administrations over a number of days. PRACTICAL HAND SCORE REQUESTS Candidates not passing the examination(s) may request from International Assessment Institute a hand scoring of their answer sheet(s). Candidates must bring their completed Practical Exam Candidate Application forms and fees with them to their scheduled examination. Florida 33755 Phone: (727) 449-8525/Fax: (727) 461-2746 In the event that the hand scoring of a failing candidate’s answer sheet results in a passing score.

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or Test Weight (on ground) • Contacting load or load line with pendant or pendant line • Uncontrolled or reckless operation • Failure to respond to a stop signal • Contacting an obstruction with crane or Test Weight • Load touching any part of the candidate’s body during the exam • Engaging the upper limit switch • Any action that in the judgment of the Examiner could endanger personnel or equipment at the Test Site Note that you may not walk through the Right Angle Corridor at any time during the exam. CIRCUMVENTING THE COURSE Circumventing the course on the NCCCO Overhead Crane Operator Practical Exam is defined as when the load: • Leaves the Right Angle Corridor and passes more than one pole without touching them before re-entering the corridor • Leapfrogs from one leg of the Right Angle Corridor to another with the chain off the ground • Passes more than four poles consecutively with the chain off the ground. You will also watch a short video showing all the tasks you will be required to perform during the examination. All rights reserved. 17 TIME LIMITS For all scored tasks an optimum time limit has been set and is stated as part of the task descriptions. OCO CH REV 11/10 . you may elect to test first to allow other candidates time to review the operator’s manuals. If there is anything you do not understand. Only personnel involved in the administration of the test are allowed in the test area.Practical Examination Outline OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR The following is an outline of the practical testing procedure. Once you have completed all of the tests you are taking. you must leave the test area. In addition. UNSAFE ACT If. you will be disqualified from continuing with the test. you will lose points on a gradual basis. At two times the optimum time the Examiner may end the task and move on to the next task. selection shall be by random drawing or by assignment of the Test Site Coordinator. you commit an unsafe act. You will be required to complete all phases of the test in sequence. The Test Site Coordinator is responsible for setting the testing schedule. TASKS The four tasks are: • Task 1: True Vertical Lift • Task 2: Place Load in Circle • Task 3: Negotiate Right Angle Corridor with Obstructions • Task 4: Trolley Laydown There is also a Pre-Test Briefing and a Pre-Test Familiarization Period. If the task is completed within the optimum time period. It is important that you understand these instructions. Unsafe acts include but are not limited to the following: • Dropping the load hook. you will have lost all the points allotted to that particular task. you receive no time penalty. block. you are under the direction of the Examiner and must follow the Examiner’s directions at all times. Otherwise. inside or outside of the corridor All points for a task are lost if a circumvention occurs. If you are familiar with the operation of the test crane. If you take one and a half times as long as the optimum time. PRE-TEST BRIEFING While you are waiting to take your test you will have sufficient time to read this description of the tasks to be performed and review the operator’s manual for the crane you will operate. © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. you will be informed of the make and model of the crane and the weight of the test load. During the Practical Examination. Note that slightly longer times are allowed for cab-operated cranes with a cab floor/platform more than 25 feet above the ground. as provided to candidates at the time of testing. Once you exceed this time limit. please request clarification from the Examiner. CANDIDATE INSTRUCTIONS The following sections describe the specific tasks that you will be performing when taking the Practical Examination. The Examiner has the authority to stop the task at any time if he/she feels that the candidate is attempting to circumvent the course. at any time during the Pre-Test Familiarization Period or during the test.

hoist the Test Weight until the chain leaves the floor. • At the Examiner’s indication. • Once the Test Weight chain has left the floor. Exceeding the optimum time WEATHER CONDITIONS AND EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS For outdoor tests. Timing ends once the candidate has verbally indicated that the Test Weight should be connected to the crane hook. lift the Test Weight. the test must be restarted from the beginning. the Examiner will use an anemometer to check the wind speed and record weather conditions on your score sheet. • The Examiner will notify you when there is one minute remaining. in effect.) • At the Examiner’s indication to start. you are not allowed to bridge or trolley once the Examiner has given the hoist signal. • If you resume the test on a different machine. All rights reserved. If you are disqualified due to an unsafe act. You are not allowed to adjust the position of the hook after the rigging is attached to the Test Weight. at the end of the Pre-Test Familiarization Period. you should notify the Examiner. • Bring the load hook from Circle #1 to the Test Weight Circle so that the hook is positioned within 12 in. at which point timing begins. you may indicate this to the Examiner. • You will be allowed to get the feel of the controls and run the crane through its functions. If the test is interrupted due to weather conditions or equipment problems. disqualified yourself from taking the examination at this time. • When you are ready. Test Weight touching any part of the course c. lower signal. The Examiner has the responsibility to determine if weather conditions or equipment problems are such that a test needs to be suspended. • If the testing is delayed to a different day. You will have. and stop signal. of the center of the Test Weight and within 12 in. of the top of the Test Weight. the Examiner will ask you for photo identification such as a driver’s license. • Points are deducted for the following: a. The brakes and other devices will have been set according to the crane manufacturer’s recommendation. or shadow the Right Angle Corridor. Please ask the Examiner if you have questions. you feel you are not ready to take the examination. • You may not interfere with the test course.The Examiner has the authority to stop the test at any time for reasons of safety. the Examiner will give you a stop signal. circle b. the procedure for restarting is as follows: • You will resume the test at the beginning of the task you were performing at the time of the interruption. • You will be entitled to a Pre-Test or Pre-Task Familiarization period before resuming the test. and you will be notified as to your eligibility for rescheduling your practical test • You must finish the Pre-test Familiarization Period with the load hook under control in Circle #1 within the five-minute period. raise the load hook to clear all obstacles and personnel. your case will be reviewed by IAI and NCCCO. 18 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. OCO CH REV 11/10 . Stopping while lowering Test Weight d. TASK 1: TRUE VERTICAL LIFT Optimum time: 2:00 minutes (2:15 minutes for caboperated cranes with a cab floor higher than 25 ft. Test Weight touching ground outside of the 42 in. He/she will review with you the weather conditions and ask you to sign indicating that you understand the instructions for the test and that you agree with the Examiner’s assessment of the weather conditions. you will have the option of starting the entire test over from the beginning. PRE-TEST FAMILIARIZATION PERIOD • You will be allowed five minutes to familiarize yourself with the crane and to examine anything on the crane that you feel is necessary to operate it comfortably. CANDIDATE ID AND SIGNATURE Prior to beginning the examination. • If you are ready in less than five minutes. in that order. indicate to the Proctor to attach the Test Weight. and you will be required to sign to that effect on the Candidate Score Sheet. The Examiner will ask if you have read the Candidate Instructions and will answer any questions you may have. If.

• While keeping the chain on the floor. Load touching ground outside of circles g.) • At the Examiner’s indication to start. • Place the Test Weight on the ground completely within Circle #1. • At the Examiner’s indication to start. • Points are deducted for the following: a. • Timing ends when the third set of master links has been placed inside or outside the square target. Exceeding the optimum time b.) • At the Examiner’s direction to start. If the Examiner has not given you a stop signal. lay down the master links into the square targets. Passing poles with chain off the ground f. TASK 4: TROLLEY LAYDOWN Optimum time: 2:00 minutes (2:30 minutes for caboperated cranes with a cab floor higher than 25 ft. under control. at which point timing begins.TASK 2: PLACE LOAD IN CIRCLE Optimum time: 2:30 minutes (2:45 minutes for caboperated cranes with a cab floor higher than 25 ft. • Do not apply excessive side load pressure that could pop the ring off the pin. • Lower the Test Weight within the designated area (after the horizontal pole obstruction and before the second line) until only the chain is touching the floor.) • At the Examiner’s direction. move the Test Weight through the corridor until the vertical part of the chain has passed the line located 4 ft. Exceeding the optimum time 19 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. bring the Test Weight from the Test Weight Circle to Circle #1. at which point timing begins. before the second horizontal pole. OCO CH REV 11/10 . this indicates that the weight is not within the circle and the task continues to be timed. • Timing ends when you have placed the Test Weight on the ground in Circle #1. Exceeding the optimum time TASK 3: NEGOTIATE RIGHT ANGLE CORRIDOR AND OBSTRUCTIONS Optimum time: 4:30 minutes (4:45 minutes for caboperated cranes with a cab floor higher than 25 ft. Ring pops off pin c. If the Examiner has not given you a stop signal. The task is not complete until the load is placed completely within the outside perimeter of the circle and the Examiner has given you a stop signal. inside or outside the targets. All rights reserved. • Timing ends with the task completed when you have placed the Test Weight on the ground completely within the outside perimeter of the larger Test Weight Circle and the Examiner has given you a stop signal. Chain leaving or touching ground outside of designated areas e. Touching or knocking off horizontal bars h. Moving pole base off line c. this indicates that the weight is not within the circle. • While keeping the chain on the floor. at which point timing begins. and the task continues to be timed. • The Examiner will then position the chain before beginning Task 4. Knocking pole over d. Load touching ground outside of circle • After passing the line that is 4 ft. Master links missing targets b. lift the Test Weight from Circle #1 and guide it through the Right Angle Corridor to the Test Weight Circle. before the first horizontal pole obstruction. use the bridge and trolley controls to move the suspended Test Weight along the corridor from the first horizontal pole toward the Test Weight Circle without touching or knocking over any part of the PVC barrier. Circumventing the task i. raise the Test Weight and chain high enough to clear the horizontal pole and PVC pole barriers and place the Test Weight within the Test Weight Circle. Knocking ball off pole b. • Points are deducted for the following: a. • The Examiner will say “Go” when the master links are down and stable. • Raise the Test Weight and chain over the obstruction without touching or knocking off the horizontal pole. position the chain-andring assembly directly over the pin. • Points are deducted for the following: a. Hitting any part of the course c. • Do not let any part of the Test Weight make contact with the PVC barrier that surrounds the Test Weight Circle or the Right Angle Corridor.

20 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. • The Examiner is not permitted to review your score sheet or discuss your performance on the test. • If you have made formal application to test on any other cranes.POST-TEST PROCEDURES Once you have completed the Practical Examination: • The Examiner will record your performance. return to the candidate briefing area. OCO CH REV 11/10 . • Exam results will be mailed to you within approximately 12 working days of International Assessment Institute’s receipt of the score sheet. you must leave the Test Site. All rights reserved. • If you have completed all of your tests.

• Candidate Application—Written Examination • Candidate Application—Practical Examination • Candidate Recertification Application— Written Examination • Change of Address Form • Physical Examination Form • Physician Instructions for Medical Examinations © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. OCO CH REV 11/10 21 .Candidate Application Forms Please photocopy and complete all sides of the following forms when applying for NCCCO Written and Practical Examinations. All rights reserved.

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. $75 PP Three Specialty Exams (Retest or Added Specialty)... ...... $65 PP Two Specialty Exams (Retest or Added Specialty).... .... $50 ADD TO TOTAL AMOUNT AT RIGHT © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators... Also FILL IN the appropriate circle(s) below for correct fees....... .... $175 PP Core Exam plus three Specialty Exams. $50 OTHER FEES PP Candidate Late Fee (if applicable)................ as indicated below...... $50 PP Incomplete Application Fee (if applicable)................ .......... or new candidate taking exam same time as Mobile Crane exams)....... $165 PP One Specialty Exam (Retest or Added Specialty)....... . OCO CH REV 11/10 TOTAL AMOUNT DUE .......... or new candidate taking exam same time as Mobile Crane exams)........ TOWER... $ 23 .... for Mobile Cranes... WRITTEN EXAMINATION(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING FILL IN the circle next to the crane type(s) for which you are applying...... $165 PP Core Exam plus two Specialty Exams........ $165 PP Tower Crane Written Exam (current NCCCO-certified Mobile Crane Operator... All rights reserved.......................... NOTE: If you are registering for Mobile Crane exams. ..................... please use separate Recertification Written Examination Application Form............................ ......... WRITTEN EXAMS PP Mobile Core Exam 652603 PP Lattice Boom Crawler 652620 652607 PP Lattice Boom Truck PP Telescopic Boom— Swing Cab PP Telescopic Boom— Fixed Cab PP Tower Crane PP Overhead Crane 652609 652610 652612 652613 LOAD CHARTS (Check one for each Specialty Exam) WRITTEN EXAM FEES MOBILE CRANE EXAMS PP Core Exam plus one Specialty Exam....... $25 OVERHEAD CRANE EXAMS PP Overhead Crane Written Exam (new Candidate)............ If you are recertifying......... .......... $95  American LBC  Manitowoc LBC  Link-Belt LBT  Manitowoc LBT  Grove TLL  Link-Belt TLL 652616  Manitex TSS 652650  Broderson TSS 654601 653601 TOWER CRANE EXAMS PP Tower Crane Written Exam (new Candidate)...... $30 PP Updated/Replacement Card.............. ........................ & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR Please type or print neatly.. you must register for the Mobile Core Exam and at least one Specialty Exam (unless you are a Retest Candidate)......... $85 PP Four Specialty Exams (Retest)................................ ........... $165 PP Overhead Crane Written Exam (current NCCCO certified Mobile Crane Operator. ......... CHECK ☑ the load chart you want to use for that crane type.... ... NAME First Middle DATE OF BIRTH CITY CELL FAX E-MAIL PHONE CITY STATE ZIP Last SOCIAL SECURITY # STATE ZIP NCCCO CERTIFICATION NUMBER (if previously certified) MAILING ADDRESS PHONE COMPANY/ORGANIZATION COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY TAKEN ANY NCCCO EXAMS*?  NO  YES DATE LAST TESTED: *Fees for retest candidates are the same as for first-time candidates.. .......Candidate Application WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE...... $185 PP Core Exam plus four Specialty Exams..... $195 PP Core Exam only (Retest).................

complete the following information: CREDIT CARD NUMBER NAME (Print as it appears on card) SIGNATURE (on card) SECURITY CODE* * Three or four digit security code located on the back of the card in the signature panel. have read it. TOWER. 24 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. I have received a copy of the NCCCO Candidate Handbook. I have passed a physical exam that complies with the ASME B30 standard for my certification category and I will continue to comply with those requirements.CANDIDATE APPLICATION (CONT’D) WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE. All rights reserved. and do understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures.  Money Order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order. Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 727-461-2746 CANDIDATE APPLICATION CHECKLIST TT I have completed and signed the Candidate Application. I attest that I have passed a substance abuse test conducted by a recognized laboratory service and agree to comply with NCCCO’s substance abuse policy. CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash. or denial or revocation of my certification. Suite 900 Clearwater. I understand that NCCCO reserves the right to verify any information in this application or in connection with my certification. I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true. TT I have provided credit card information or a check or money order for the correct amount due. including the Code of Ethics. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR TEST SITE AT WHICH YOU INTEND TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION TEST SITE NAME TEST SITE ADDRESS CITY TEST SITE NUMBER STATE ZIP TEST SITE COORDINATOR DATE YOU INTEND TO TAKE THE CCO EXAMINATION Under penalties of perjury. I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures. EXPIRATION DATE Checks and money orders should be payable to: International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing Please send application and payments to: International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application. OCO CH REV 11/10 . If paying by credit card. I consent to NCCCO’s release of any information regarding this application and my examination administration to third parties.

Candidate Application PRACTICAL EXAMINATION—MOBILE. you must also provide a copy of either a score report or a certification card. If you have passed the Written Exam(s). I have received a copy of the NCCCO Candidate Handbook and I have read it. CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. including the Code of Ethics. or denial or revocation of my certification. All rights reserved. I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures. NAME First Middle Last SOCIAL SECURITY # DATE OF BIRTH STATE CELL FAX E-MAIL PHONE ZIP NCCCO CERTIFICATION NUMBER (if previously certified) MAILING ADDRESS CITY PHONE COMPANY/ORGANIZATION COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY TAKEN ANY NCCCO EXAMS?  NO  YES DATE LAST TESTED: _________/_________/__________ Indicate with a check the crane type(s) you wish to be tested on and the date you passed the corresponding Written Examination. I understand that NCCCO reserves the right to verify any information in this application or in connection with my certification. I attest that I have passed a substance abuse test conducted by a recognized laboratory service and agree to comply with NCCCO’s substance abuse policy. PRACTICAL EXAM TT Lattice Boom TT Telescopic Boom—Swing Cab TT Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab TT Tower Crane TT Overhead Crane TEST SITE COORDINATOR NAME PHONE WRITTEN EXAM TT Lattice Boom Crawler and/or Lattice Boom Truck TT Telescopic Boom—Swing Cab TT Telescopic Boom—Fixed Cab TT Tower Crane TT Overhead Crane DATE PASSED WRITTEN EXAM _________/_________/__________ _________/_________/__________ _________/_________/__________ _________/_________/__________ _________/_________/__________ TEST SITE AT WHICH YOU INTEND TO TAKE THE PRACTICAL EXAMINATION PE SITE #: FAX E-MAIL TEST SITE MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP Under penalties of perjury. OCO CH REV 11/10 25 . TOWER. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application. I have passed a physical exam that complies with the ASME B30 standard for my certification category and I will continue to comply with those requirements. I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true. I consent to NCCCO’s release of any information regarding this application and my examination administration to third parties. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR Please type or print neatly. I understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures. if applicable.

Please attach a passport color photo (without hat or sunglasses) and enclose with your application form any required payment based upon the information listed below. EXPIRATION DATE Checks and money orders should be payable to: International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing Do not send this application to IAI or NCCCO. or new candidate registering for the Mobile Crane Operator exams at the same time): $50 TT Overhead Crane only: $60 TT Overhead Crane (current NCCCO–certified Mobile Crane Operator. Practical Examination Fees: TT One Mobile Crane type: $60  Two Mobile Crane types: $70  Three Mobile Crane types: $80 TT Tower Crane only: $60 TT Tower Crane (current NCCCO–certified Mobile Crane Operator. or new candidate registering for the Mobile Crane Operator exams at the same time): $50 TT Updated/replacement card: $25 METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash. If paying by credit card. Master Card. A digital photo may be substituted for a passport photo. All rights reserved. to your Test Site Coordinator on test day. complete the following information: CREDIT CARD NUMBER NAME (Print as it appears on card) SIGNATURE (on card) SECURITY CODE* * Three or four digit security code located on the back of the card in the signature panel. TOWER. Attach Color Passport Photo Here 1-3/8” W x 1-3/4” H PRACTICAL EXAMINATION FEES Checks and money orders must be made payable to International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing. Credit cards (Visa.CANDIDATE APPLICATION (CONT’D) PRACTICAL EXAMINATION—MOBILE. 26 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. or American Express) may be used by completing the credit card information below. see panel below. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR NCCCO CERTIFICATION CARD Candidates who meet all the requirements for certification in any one category are issued a certification card at no charge. Replacement and updated cards are available for an additional fee. Check the box next to the Practical Exam category(ies) for which you are registering. along with payment and all necessary documentation. OCO CH REV 11/10 . Give this application.  Money order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order.

. .. $50 PP Overhead Crane Exam........ $65 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (only)............... EXAMINATIONS RECERTIFICATION EXAMS EXAM FEES LOAD CHARTS (Check one for each Specialty Exam) PP Core Exam 652605 PP Lattice Boom Crawler 652625 652608 PP Lattice Boom Truck PP Telescopic Boom— Swing Cab PP Telescopic Boom— Fixed Cab PP Tower Crane PP Overhead Crane 652611 652635 652614 652645  American LBC  Manitowoc LBC  Link-Belt LBT  Manitowoc LBT  Grove TLL  Link-Belt TLL PP Mobile Core Exam plus one Specialty Exam....... .. $150 PP One Mobile Specialty Exam (Retest).........) PP One Mobile Specialty Exam......................... NAME First Middle DATE OF BIRTH CITY CELL FAX E-MAIL PHONE CITY STATE ZIP Last SOCIAL SECURITY # STATE ZIP NCCCO CERTIFICATION NUMBER MAILING ADDRESS PHONE COMPANY/ORGANIZATION COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING This application is for recertification only........... $55 PP Three Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest)...... .. then FILL IN the examinations of your choice and CHECK the load chart you want to use for that crane type................. $30 TOTAL AMOUNT DUE .......................................................... $155 PP Mobile Core Exam plus three Specialty Exams. You may ONLY recertify in the category(ies) in which you are currently certified..... $85 PP Tower Crane Exam................ $165 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (only)................. TOWER. $60 PP Four Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest).......................... .............. $50 RECERTIFICATION RETEST FEES PP Mobile Core Exam only (Retest). .................................................. for candidates adding Mobile to Tower or Overhead certifications. $50 PP Incomplete Application Fee (if applicable).......... use standard Written Exam Candidate Application form.... .................................................... ... .................. $50 PP Two Mobile Specialty Exams (Retest)... $150 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (with Mobile Crane).... .. FILL IN the circle next to the crane type(s) for which you are applying for recertification... & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR Please type or print neatly.......... $160 PP Mobile Core Exam plus four Specialty Exams..... $65 PP Two Mobile Specialty Exams............ .................................... All rights reserved... .. .... $ 27 PP Lattice Boom Crawler 652620 652607 PP Lattice Boom Truck PP Telescopic Boom— Swing Cab PP Telescopic Boom— Fixed Cab PP Tower Crane PP Overhead Crane 652609 652610 652612 652613  American LBC  Manitowoc LBC  Link-Belt LBT  Manitowoc LBT  Grove TLL  Link-Belt TLL 652616  Manitex TSS 652650  Broderson TSS 654601 653601 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators........ If you would like to take additional examinations for cranes that you are not currently certified in......... OCO CH REV 11/10 . $75 PP Three Mobile Specialty Exams ...... $150 PP Mobile Core Exam plus two Specialty Exams........... $150 PP Tower or Overhead Crane (with Mobile Crane)................................................ $50 PP Candidate Late Fee (if applicable)......... .... .................................. $50 652656  Manitex TSS 652655  Broderson TSS 654602 653602 ADDITIONAL EXAMINATIONS LOAD CHARTS (Check one for each Specialty Exam) ADDITIONAL EXAM FEES* (*ONLY for candidates adding to existing Mobile certifications..Recertification Application WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE..............................

I declare that the foregoing statements and those in any required accompanying documentation are true. TOWER. If paying by credit card.org 28 1-3/8” W x 1-3/4” H © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.  Money order enclosed Please do not staple your check or money order. have read it. I have received a copy of the NCCCO Candidate Handbook. contact: National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) 2750 Prosperity Avenue. EXPIRATION DATE Checks and money orders should be payable to: International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing Please send application and payments to: International Assessment Institute—Attention: CCO Testing 600 Cleveland Street. Suite 505 Phone: 703-560-2391 info@nccco. no hat). TT I have attached a color passport photo (full face. and do understand and agree to be bound by all prevailing NCCCO policies and procedures. CANDIDATE SIGNATURE DATE METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR CANDIDATE EXAMINATION FEES     Personal check  Employer check enclosed enclosed Do not send cash. Under penalties of perjury. or denial or revocation of my certification.000 hours of documented crane experience and must take an NCCCO Practical Exam. All rights reserved. Suite 900 Clearwater. no sunglasses. I understand and agree that my failure to provide accurate and complete information or abide by NCCCO’s polices and procedures.nccco. Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 727-461-2746 CANDIDATE APPLICATION CHECKLIST TT I have completed and signed the Candidate Application.CANDIDATE RECERTIFICATION APPLICATION (CONT’D) WRITTEN EXAMINATION—MOBILE. shall constitute grounds for the rejection of my application. I attest that I have passed a substance abuse test conducted by a recognized laboratory service and agree to comply with NCCCO’s substance abuse policy. I understand that NCCCO reserves the right to verify any information in this application or in connection with my certification. I consent to NCCCO’s release of any information regarding this application and my examination administration to third parties. OCO CH REV 11/10 . including the Code of Ethics. complete the following information: CREDIT CARD NUMBER NAME (Print as it appears on card) SIGNATURE (on card) SECURITY CODE* * Three or four digit security code located on the back of the card in the signature panel. I have passed a physical exam that complies with the ASME B30 standard for my certification category and I will continue to comply with those requirements. & OVERHEAD CRANE OPERATOR TEST SITE AT WHICH YOU INTEND TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION TEST SITE NAME TEST SITE ADDRESS CITY TEST SITE NUMBER STATE ZIP TEST SITE COORDINATOR DATE YOU INTEND TO TAKE THE CCO EXAMINATION TT I do NOT have 1. VA 22031 Fax: 703-560-2392 www. A digital photo may be substituted for a passport photo. Attach Color Passport Photo Here For additional information regarding recertification.org Fairfax. TT I have provided credit card information or a check or money order for the correct amount due.

Suite 900 Clearwater. NAME FIRST MIDDLE SOCIAL SECURITY # LAST NCCCO CERTIFICATION NUMBER (IF PREVIOUSLY CERTIFIED) OLD ADDRESS MAILING ADDRESS CITY PHONE COMPANY / ORGANIZATION COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP FAX STATE E-MAIL PHONE ZIP NEW ADDRESS MAILING ADDRESS CITY PHONE COMPANY / ORGANIZATION COMPANY MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP FAX STATE E-MAIL PHONE ZIP EFFECTIVE DATE OF CHANGE © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.Change of Address Form Please use this form to advise of any changes of address. OCO CH REV 11/10 29 . Please mail or fax this to: International Assessment Institute (IAI) 600 Cleveland Street. All rights reserved. Florida 33755 Phone: 727-449-8525 Fax: 727-461-2746 Please type or print neatly.

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fits. NAME First Middle Last SOCIAL SECURITY # HOME ADDRESS CITY DATE OF EXAMINATION PHONE STATE ZIP HEALTH HISTORY Yes No Yes No Yes No TT TT TT TT TT TT TT        Asthma Kidney Tuberculosis Diabetes Nervous stomach Rheumatic fever Over-the-counter drugs TT TT TT TT TT TT TT        Muscular disease Psychiatric Cardiovascular disease Gastrointestinal ulcer Ethanol use Rx drug use Head or spinal TT  Seizures. PLEASE EXPLAIN GENERAL APPEARANCE AND DEVELOPMENT:  Good  Fair  Poor  Without corrective lenses  With corrective lenses Left _____________________ Left _____________________ Left _____________________ VISION: For distance  Right/20  Left/20  Both/20 Evidence of disease or injury: Color test: Horizontal field of vision: Right ____________________ Right ____________________ Right ____________________ HEARING: Right ear_ _________________________________ Evidence of disease or injury: Left ear __________________________________ Left ear___________________ Right ear_ ________________ AUDIOMETRIC TEST:  500 HZ THROAT: THORAX:  1000 HZ  5000 HZ  2000 HZ  6000 HZ  3000 HZ  7000 HZ  4000 HZ  8000 HZ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Heart:_ ________________________________________________________________________________ If organic disease is present. convulsions. or injury IF ANSWER TO ANY OF THE ABOVE IS YES. disease. is it fully compensated? _____________________________________________ Blood pressure: Pulse: Systolic_ _____________________ Diastolic ______________________ Before exercise _ ____________________ Immediately after _ _________________________ Lungs:_ _______________________________________________________________________________ 31 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. or fainting TT  Extensive confinement by illness or injury TT  Any other nervous disorder TT  Suffering from any other disorder TT  Permanent defect from illness. All rights reserved.Physical Examination Form Please type or print neatly. OCO CH REV 11/10 .

I find him/her qualified under the regulations. A complete examination form for this person is on file in my office: ADDRESS DATE OF EXAMINATION NAME OF EXAMINING DOCTOR SIGNATURE OF EXAMINING DOCTOR SIGNATURE OF OPERATOR ADDRESS OF OPERATOR SIGNATURE OF EXAMINING DOCTOR SIGNATURE OF OPERATOR ADDRESS OF OPERATOR 32 © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. A complete examination form for this person is on file in my office: ADDRESS DATE OF EXAMINATION NAME OF EXAMINING DOCTOR TT Qualified only when wearing corrective lenses.) _ _________________________________________________ Radiological Data__________________ Electrocardiograph________________________________ GENERAL _ __________________________________________________________________________________ COMMENTS: _ __________________________________________________________________________________ _ __________________________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE NAME OF EXAMINING DOCTOR (PLEASE PRINT) ADDRESS OF EXAMINING DOCTOR CITY STATE ZIP MEDICAL EXAMINER’S CERTIFICATE (ONLY TO BE COMPLETED IF OPERATOR IS FOUND QUALIFIED) MEDICAL EXAMINER’S CERTIFICATE I certify that I have examined CRANE OPERATOR’S NAME MEDICAL EXAMINER’S CERTIFICATE I certify that I have examined CRANE OPERATOR’S NAME with the knowledge of his/her duties. Gr._ ___________________ Sugar___________________ Other Laboratory Data (Serology. TT Qualified—see Accommodation Statement attached. TT Qualified only when wearing a hearing aid. TT Qualified—see Accommodation Statement attached. I find him/her qualified under the regulations. OCO CH REV 11/10 . TT Qualified only when wearing a hearing aid. where? _________________________ Is truss worn? __________________ GASTROINTESTINAL: Ulceration or other disease? GENITO-URINARY: REFLEXES:  Yes_ __________________  No____________________ Scars_ __________________________ Urinal discharge _________________________ Rhomberg_ _________________________________________________________________________ Pupillary_ ____________________ Light: Right___________________ Left ________________________ Accommodation____________________ Right___________________ Left ________________________ Right Left Normal_ ______________ Increased__________________ Absent______________________ Normal_ ______________ Increased__________________ Absent______________________ KNEE JERKS: REMARKS: _ __________________________________________________________________________________ EXTREMITIES: Upper____________________ Lower_ _____________________ Spine_________________________ LABORATORY & OTHER SPECIAL FINDINGS: Urine Spec. etc. All rights reserved. TT Qualified only when wearing corrective lenses.PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM (CONT’D) ABDOMEN: Scars______________________ Abdominal masses _ ___________________ Tenderness_ _____________ HERNIA:  Yes  No If so._ _____________________ Alb. with the knowledge of his/her duties.

field of vision of at least 70 degrees in the horizontal median in each eye. indicate that certification of physical fitness should be denied. a hand. discharge. organic. Has no current clinical diagnosis of high blood pressure likely to interfere with his/her ability to operate a crane 7. arthritic. designer drugs. Head—eyes. 2. Has no loss of a foot. use 20 feet as normal. In the interest of public safety. Not marked overweight. and amber 11. or congestive cardiac failure 5. neuromuscular. Defects may be recorded that do not. collapse. 1. 3. mental. which is likely to interfere with his/her ability to control and safely operate a crane or has been granted a waiver upon a determination that the impairment will not interfere with his/ her ability to control and safely operate a crane 3. these should be worn while applicant’s visual acuity is being tested. 33 . orthopedic. distant binocular acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses. An exception to this ruling is that © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. and no other structural defect or limitation. or organic defect of such a nature as to affect the operator’s ability to operate a crane safely. Has no current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction. Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of respiratory dysfunction likely to interfere with his/her ability to control and operate a crane safely 6.000 Hz. where appropriate. because of their character or degree. dyspnea. color blindness. Not any posture defect. thrombosis. fingers.000 Hz and 4. tremor. Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a crane 9. or vascular disease that interferes with his/her ability to control and operate a crane safely 8. The examination should be made carefully and at least as completely as indicated by the attached form.5-1951 12. If appropriate. if neglected. or an arm. or other defects that might be caused by alcoholism.Physician Instructions PLEASE GIVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE EXAMINING PHYSICIAN PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS OF CRANE OPERATORS A person is physically qualified to operate a crane if that person: 1. (See waiver statement. If the applicant wears corrective lenses. angina pectoris. including ethanol. the results of such test must be expressed in values comparable to the standard Snellen test. examination. might lead to a condition likely to affect his/her ability to operate safely. which would impair the operator’s performing safe operation of a crane. look-alike drugs. Note ptosis. visual fields.) INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERFORMING AND RECORDING PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS The examining physician should review these instructions before performing the physical examination. Answer each question yes or no. or organic defects of such a character and extent as to affect the applicant’s ability to operate a crane safely. corneal scar. General appearance and development. The applicant must be made aware that safety glass eye wear may routinely be required at job sites and must also pass vision testing protocols with safety eye glasses specified and approved ANSI Z89. or an arm. or hallucinogen. does not have an average hearing loss in the better ear greater than 40 decibels at 500 Hz. thyroid intoxication. coronary insufficiency. All rights reserved. depressant. The treating physician will also provide a waiver to the Medical Examiner. a leg. History of certain defects may be cause for rejection or indicate the need for making certain laboratory tests or a further.000 Hz with or without a hearing aid when the audiometric device is calibrated to American National Standard (formerly ASA Standard) Z24. or other illnesses including sedating or habit-forming drugs. OCO CH REV 11/10 an operator may use such a substance or drug if the substance or drug is prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner who is familiar with the operator’s medical history and all assigned duties and who has advised the operator that the prescribed substance or drug will not adversely affect the operator’s ability to safely operate a crane. or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety to be known accompanied by syncope. Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control 4. these defects should be discussed with the applicant and he/she should be advised to take the necessary steps to ensure correction. Report all vision as a fraction with 20 as a numerator and the smallest type read at 20 feet as denominator. The purpose of this history and physical examination is to detect the presence of physical. muscular. When other than the Snellen chart is used. Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of rheumatic. Does not use a prescribed or over-the-counter substance. mental. a leg. perceptible limp. or any other substance that may have the effect on the human body of being a narcotic. These include illegal drugs. green. or functional disease or psychiatric disorder likely to interfere with his/her ability to operate a crane 10. controlled substances (including trace amounts). particularly of those which. ocular muscle imbalance. a hand. stimulant. or strabismus uncorrected by corrective lenses. and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red. The examining physician should be aware of the rigorous physical demands and mental and emotional responsibilities placed on the crane operators. nervous. or has been granted a waiver 2. Contact lens wear may not be allowed in many work areas where mandatory eye protection disallows contact lens wear. exophthalmos. indicate on the Medical Examiner’s Certificate by checking the box Qualified only when wearing corrective lenses. In recording distance vision. Has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses. and more stringent. When tested by use of an audiometric device. General information. Has no mental.000 Hz. Has no impairment of the use of a foot. However. the examining physician is required to certify that the operator does not have any physical.

Note any and all deformities. indications from urinalysis of uncontrolled diabetes. If any lung disease is detected. dyspnea. and 4. foot. radiologic and other examinations should be used to diagnose congenital or acquired defects. past or presently experienced in the cervical or lumbar spine region. or varicose veins. or scoliosis. 2. Urinalysis is required. if arrested. or fingers. Diabetes. any impairment or structural defect that may interfere with the operator’s ability to operate a crane safely. The medical examiner is expected to verify the waiver provided by treating physician and qualify or disqualify applicant because of his examination of the applicant. irremediable deformities of the throat likely to interfere with eating or breathing. determine whether sufficient grasp is present to enable the operator to secure and maintain a grip on the controls. semiparalysis or paralysis. or other findings indicative of health conditions likely to interfere with the control and safe operation of a crane will disqualify an applicant from operating a crane. symptoms of aura vertigo. further tests may be necessary to determine whether the operator is qualified to operate a crane. mental. discharge.000 Hz. A licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist may perform examinations pertaining to visual acuity. Record the loss or impairment of a leg. Throat. If findings so dictate. Note deformities. Abdomen. Pupillary reflexes should be reported for both light and accommodation. or weakness of muscles of abdominal walls sufficient to interfere with normal function. Hg. hand. All rights reserved. If positive Rhomberg is reported. or any history of pain. A serological test is required if the applicant has a history of luetic infection or present physical findings indicate the possibility of latent syphilis. Genitourinary. Blood pressure. The physician must date and sign his findings upon completion of the examination. The medical examination shall be performed by a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy. However. “I have examined the aforementioned crane operator applicant and within medical certainty I find the applicant at no greater risk than the general population as a result of any physical. more stringent tests must be made before the applicant can be certified. or Meniere’s Syndrome. or organic defects. The medical examiner is expected to perform testing as needed of all applicants and may submit an accommodation statement. field of vision. Note murmurs and arthythmias and any past or present history of cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope. OCO CH REV 11/10 34 . indicate degrees of impairment. Record with either spring or mercury column type of sphygmomanometer. injuries. If the diagnosis suggests that the condition might interfere with the control and safe operation of a crane. about an applicant’s physical limitations to aid an employer with ADA guidelines. symptomatic albuminurea in the urine.000 Hz. note location. Any hernia should be noted if present. If a hand or finger deformity exists. the medical examiner shall complete the Medical Examiner’s Certificate and furnish one copy to the person examined and one copy to the employer. If the medical examiner finds that the person he/she examined is physically qualified to operate a crane. Laboratory and other special findings. Note any diseases of the gastrointestinal system. Treating physicians must provide signed statements disclosing disease state and/or medication and that the applicant is qualified for the practical examination. Urinalysis is required. sensory vibratory and positional abnormalities should be noted. state whether active or arrested. The medical examiner must attach all treating physician. limitation of motion. your opinion as to how long it has been quiescent. Stethoscopic examination is required. General. Carefully examine upper and lower extremities. Recto-genital studies. if applicable. as defined by local and state public health laws. Thorax—heart. Note evidence of disease.Ears. arm. An electrocardiogram is required when findings so indicate.000 Hz. and ability to recognize colors. spondylolisthesis. collapse. the operator must remain under adequate medical supervision. Abnormal masses. Particular attention should be given to. When recording hearing an audiometer is used to test hearing. enlarged heart. Waiver by physician. the operator is not qualified to operate a crane. Note evidence of mastoid of middle ear disease. Spine. ophthalmologist. or congestive heart failures. toe. scars. If present.000 Hz.” © 2010 National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. the presence of atrophy. 3. Note wounds. it should not be considered disqualifying. If the blood pressure is consistently above 160/90mm. Knee jerks are to be reported absent only when not obtainable upon reinforcement and as increased when foot is actually lifted from the floor following a light blow on the patella. Record decibel loss at 500 Hz. 1. or any laryngeal condition that could interfere with the safe operation of a crane. or optometrist medical information pertaining to the applicant. If mild diabetes is noted at the time of examination and it is stabilized by use of a hypoglycemic drug and a diet that can be obtained while the operator is on duty. and state. and a record should be made of. or disease. Gastrointestinal system. Extremities. if tender.. and can safely operate a crane with the aforementioned diagnosis and treatment regimen subject to passing the CCO practical examination. Other studies deemed advisable may be ordered by the examining physician. as well as such other tests as the medical history or findings upon physical examination may indicate are necessary. Waiver acceptance is up to the medical examiner when waiver is attached to applicant application. Any accommodation statements must be attached to medical artifaction. injuries. If a leg deformity exists. determine whether sufficient mobility and strength exists to enable the operator to operate pedals properly. State how long and if adequately contained by truss. pulling. Neurological. Diseases or conditions causing discomfort should be evaluated carefully to determine the extent to which the condition might be handicapping while lifting. Lungs. Acute infections of the genitourinary tract. and whether or not applicant knows how long they have been present. If insulin is necessary to control a diabetic condition. or during periods of prolonged operation that might be necessary as part of the operator’s duties.

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