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Lift Safety Zone to Return at ICUEE 2013

May 2013 – NCCCO will reprise its popular Lift Safety Zone (LSZ) as part of its largest presence ever at this year’s International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE). ICUEE—also known as “The Demo Expo”, reflecting its emphasis on hands-on demonstrations of construction and utility equipment—will be held October 1-3, 2013, in Louisville, KY.

Lift Safety ZoneThe LSZ, positioned prominently in Area N, Booth N1053, will spotlight the CCO certification programs that have been designed specifically to meet the needs of the utility industry. These include Digger Derrick Operator (DDO), Articulating Crane Operator (ACO), and the brand new Service Truck Operator (STC) certification programs. Live demonstrations of CCO practical examinations for all these certifications will be featured throughout the show, along with the Rigger Level I and Level II practical exams.

Additionally, both written and practical exams will be offered at ICUEE, which, along with NCCCO’s onsite scoring system, means that attendees will be able to take advantage of NCCCO’s special “Visit ICUEE, Leave Certified” program that proved so popular at CONEXPO in 2011. Recertification written exams for all CCO programs will also be offered.

“Over the last several years demand for CCO certification has broadened significantly, and NCCCO has responded to industry requests by developing certification programs for cranes used specifically by the utility industry,” said Joel Oliva, NCCCO Manager for Test Development and Administration. “ICUEE provides an outstanding opportunity for the industry to see these certification programs up close and even try out the test courses for themselves.”

Also at ICUEE, NCCCO will be providing information about all of its nationally and internationally accredited and OSHA-recognized certification programs, including the recently introduced Certified Crane Inspector certification. Documentation on programs being readied for launch, such as Certified Lift Director, will also be available.

ICUEE will feature over 800 exhibitors and is expected to attract more than 16,000 attendees who will be able to operate the latest equipment themselves and explore the newest industry products and innovations. The three-day exposition also offers a comprehensive education program, with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management, and applied technology.