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Electrical Industry Certifications Association
Effective December 9, 2018 operators of cranes will have to be certified by a third party accredited certification association. Effective February 7, 2019 employers are required to evaluate and document each operator. Please let me know if you have any questions.
EICA’s Crane and Digger Derrick certifications program is allowed to all individuals who meet the eligibility requirements below;
Operators shall be required to successfully meet the qualifications for the specific type of crane that they are operating.
1. Operator requirements shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
a. Evidence of successfully passing a physical examination or having a current Commercial Drivers License as defined in paragraph 2.a, 2.b, or 2.c below.
b. Satisfactory completion of a written examination covering operational characteristics, controls, and emergency control skills, such as response to fire, power line contact, loss of stability, or control malfunction, as well as characteristic and performance questions appropriate to the crane type for which qualification is being sought.
c. Demonstrated ability to read, write, comprehend, and use arithmetic and a load rating chart, in the language of the crane manufacturer’s operation and maintenance instruction materials.
d. Satisfactory completion of a combination written and verbal test on load rating chart usage that covers a selection the configurations (the crane may be equipped to handle) for the crane type for which qualification is being sought.
e. Satisfactory completion of an operation test demonstrating proficiency in performing lifting, lowering, booming, telescoping, and swinging functions at various radii as well as shutdown. Testing shall also include proficiency in prestart and post-start inspection, securing procedures, and traveling by appropriate written, oral, or practical methods.
f. Demonstrated understanding of the applicable sections of the B30.5 Standard and federal, state, and local requirements.
2. Candidates shall provide proof of a current DOT Medical card or Commercial Drivers License in one of the three following manners:
a. Provide a current Medical Card issued by a Physician that is registered in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners maintained by the U.S. DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; or
b. Secure from his/her employer a copy of a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) that affirms the candidate has a CDL that includes a Certified Non-Excepted Interstate Medial Card. EICA will provide the consent from with the application; or
c. Provide a current Commercial Driver License
3. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.