• Mobile Crane CFR 1926.1427

  • Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification and Certification

    This fact sheet explains the operator qualification and certification requirements of subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction, as specified in 29 CFR 1926.1427. State or local government licensing is effective November 8, 2010. Other certification and qualification is effective November 10, 2017.

    Who needs to be certified or qualified?

    Any person engaged in a construction activity who is operating a crane covered by the new cranes and derricks rule, except:
    sideboom cranes* derricks* equipment with a rated hoisting/lifting capacity of 2,000 pounds or less*

    *Operators of the listed equipment must meet the criteria for minimum expertise described in the applicable section in subpart CC.

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