Industry Regulations

Crane Operator Certification


OSHA Fact Sheet pertaining to Subpart CC - Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification and Certification.

5 things you need to know, as published by the NCCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators).

Publication in the Federal Register of the Final Rule for the qualification of crane operators can be viewed here.

Video overview of Service Truck Crane Operator practical exam by the NCCCO.  

Crane Inspections

The OSHA 1926 Subpart CC inspections standards can be viewed here.

The General Guidelines for the Annual Inspection of Service Truck Cranes as of April 2019 can be viewed here.

Stability Test

OSHA requires a stability test to be completed by the installer (can be a third-party) prior to making delivery to the end user.  The OSHA  regulation is a culmination of standards including SAE J765, ASME B30.5, and OSHA 1910.180.

Video link: How to Perform a Stability Test

Anti-Two Block for cranes used in construction

OSHA 1926.1441(d)(2) states that "The employer must ensure that equipment covered by this section manufactured more than one year after November 8, 2010 have either an anti two-block device that meets the requirements of § 1926.1416(d)(3), or is designed so that, in the event of a two-block situation, no damage or load failure will occur (for example, by using a power unit that stalls in response to a two-block situation)."