Four crane operator certification programmes run by US based Crane Institute Certification (CIC) have received American National Standards Institute (ANSI)accreditation.
The accredited schemes include
-Crane Operator: Large Telescoping Boom Crane, Over 75 Tons
-Crane Operator: Medium Telescoping Boom Crane, 21-75 Tons, and
-Crane Operator: Small Telescoping Boom Crane, Under 21 Tons.
-Crane Operator: Lattice Boom Crawler/Truck Crane
ANSI accredits personnel certification bodies to ISO/IEC 17024, the international standard that has also been nationally adopted as an American National Standard. In Canada CIC is already recognised by WorkSafe BC and BC Association for Crane Safety for reciprocal certification with British Columbia, and has been asked by companies in other nations to certify operators.
In addition to the ANSI accreditation, CIC recently fulfilled all requirements related to maintaining its five year re-accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
CIC’s executive director Debbie Dickinson said: “To earn ANSI accreditation, CIC participated in a rigorous review process that included submission of more than 11,000 pages of documentation for multiple levels of certifications that escalate by operator skill and knowledge. During the process, which included on-site audits by ANSI assessors, ANSI commended CIC for its policies and procedures for written and practical exams.”
The commendation states: “CIC is to be commended for its rigorous application of policies and procedures in the administration of written and practical examinations onsite. All staff involved and observed were extremely knowledgeable and client-sensitive, while maintaining standards of fairness and security throughout the process.”