Tower Crane Space Requirements

NCCER requires the facility where the Tower Crane Practical Examinations are conducted to meet all the following space and location standards:

  • Unobstructed space to perform all practical tasks
  • Ground level topography beneath the crane is within 1% or is in accordance with the crane manufacturer's recommendation
  • Ground compaction is adequate for the crane type (as applicable to the Self Erect Crane)
  • Crane is kept 1.5 times the required distance from energized power lines at all times


Tower Crane Equipment Requirements

NCCER requires the Accredited Assessment Center organization to have the following equipment in possession prior to conducting any Tower Crane Practical Examinations:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • One clipboard
  • Three #2 pencils
  • One pencil sharpener
  • Two 150-foot tape measures (or equivalent)
  • One stopwatch
  • One 2-foot carpenter's level
  • Thirty-Four 36-inch tall traffic cones
  • A means to lay out 30-inch circles
  • Two 18-inch diameter barrels
  • One 24-inch sling that is contrasting to the cones in color

 

Compliance Attestation

NCCER requires the Accredited Assessment Center Primary Administrator to attest that all space and equipment information is true, and that the Accredited Assessment Center Primary Administrator has read and agrees to abide by the conditions set forth in the NCCER Accreditation Guidelines Program Compliance, and the applicable Certification Program Procedure Manual. Additionally, the Accredited Assessment Center Primary Administrator understands that this program will be subjected to periodic audits.