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CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Lift Director

Written Exam - Core Exam Outline

The Core portion of the NCCCO Lift Director Written Examination tests the following knowledge areas relating to mobile and tower cranes:

Domain 1: Site
Approximately 20% of test

Domain 2: Roles, Responsibilities, and Qualifications
Approximately 17.5% of test

Domain 3: Lifting Operations
Approximately 20% of test

Domain 4: Lift Plans
Approximately 5% of test

Domain 5: Rigging
Approximately 25% of test

Domain 6: Signals
Approximately 12.5% of test 

DOMAIN 1: SITE

  1. Know how to identify and address hazards related to ground/surface conditions during lifting operations, such as:
  2. Know how to identify and address hazards related to site access/transportation, such as:
  3. Know how to determine appropriate matting/cribbing. Elements of concern include, but are not limited to:
  4. Know how to identify and address hazards associated with power lines or transmitter/communication towers, such as:
  5. Know how to identify and address environmental conditions that adversely affect lifting operations, such as:
  6. Know how to identify and address hazards associated with lifting operations, such as:

DOMAIN 2: ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Know the roles, responsibilities, and qualifications of personnel involved in the lifting operations, such as:
    1. Lift director
    2. Site supervisor
    3. Crane operator (mobile, tower)
    4. Crane owner
    5. Crane user
    6. Signalperson
    7. Rigger
    8. Controlling entity
    9. Dedicated spotter

DOMAIN 3: LIFTING OPERATIONS

  1. Know how to identify and address hazards associated with special lifting operations, such as:
  2. Know and understand the requirements for communications during lifting operations

DOMAIN 4: LIFT PLANS

  1. Know when and how to conduct pre-lift meetings
  2. Know how to read, interpret, and communicate lift plans
  3. Know how to recognize and address deviations from the lift plan prior to or during a lift, including items such as:
  4. Know how to plan for contingencies (i.e., emergency lay down, shutdown, securing, personnel rescue)

DOMAIN 5: RIGGING

  1. Understand inspection standards and regulations
  2. Understand non-inspection standards and regulations
  3. Know the proper application of rigging
  4. Know how to select the proper rigging equipment

DOMAIN 6: SIGNALS

  1. Know standard method signals for:
  2. Understand crane dynamic principles and limitations
  3. Know signaling regulations and requirements
  4. Know how to determine safe load paths and movements

For operator and rigger exam outlines, refer to the appropriate candidate handbooks.