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Expert Riggers and Signalmen: CCO Certification at Northwest Crane and Rigging

Expert Riggers and Signalmen: CCO Certification at Northwest Crane and Rigging

When it comes to heavy lifting and rigging, expertise and safety go hand in hand. At Northwest Crane and Rigging, we take pride in our commitment to professionalism and excellence, and that's why we ensure our team members hold the highest standards of skill and knowledge. One of the ways we achieve this is through CCO certification, a mark of excellence that reflects our dedication to safe and efficient load handling equipment operation.


The Gold Standard: CCO Certification

CCO, which stands for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop effective performance standards for safe load handling equipment operation across various industries, including general industry and construction. At Northwest Crane and Rigging, we recognize the value that CCO certification brings to our team and our clients.

Developed by Industry, for Industry

CCO's comprehensive certification programs were developed by industry professionals for industry professionals. With almost a decade of continuous collaboration, representatives from various sectors that utilize load handling equipment came together to establish rigorous standards that enhance safety, reduce workplace risks, improve performance records, stimulate training, and recognize the skilled individuals who work with and around these machines.

Supporting a Diverse Range of Industries

What makes CCO certification particularly valuable is its diverse representation of stakeholders. The organization's Commissioners and Board of Directors hail from a wide range of backgrounds, including contractors, labor unions, rental firms, equipment manufacturers, regulatory agencies, and more. This collective expertise ensures that CCO programs are well-rounded, industry-relevant, and focused on the highest standards of operation.

Psychometric Expertise and Ongoing Development

CCO's commitment to excellence is further solidified by its incorporation of psychometric expertise in the development of certification programs and examinations. This scientific approach ensures that the assessments accurately measure the skills and knowledge required for safe and efficient load handling. Moreover, CCO's programs are continually updated with input from experts, including representatives from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the ANSI/ASME committees responsible for developing and revising relevant standards.

Ensuring Qualified and Skilled Professionals

At Northwest Crane and Rigging, we understand that only qualified and skilled individuals should operate and work around load handling equipment. By requiring our team members to hold CCO certifications, we ensure that they are thoroughly assessed and proven to be proficient in their roles. This commitment to expertise directly translates to safe and efficient operations on the job site, protecting both our team and our clients.

Experience the Difference with CCO-Certified Professionals

When you choose Northwest Crane and Rigging, you're choosing a team of experts who have undergone rigorous training and assessment to earn their CCO certifications. This distinction is a testament to our dedication to safety, excellence, and professionalism. Trust us for your heavy lifting and rigging needs, and experience the difference that CCO-certified professionals bring to every project. At Northwest Crane and Rigging, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities.

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