September 2014—Reflecting the increasing growth and importance of the CCO Signalperson and Rigger certification programs, 16 employees of Lamar Advertising attended Signalperson and Rigger Level I practical examiner accreditation workshops in Pittsburgh, PA, in July.
To provide for greater scheduling flexibility, Lamar opted to have its employees trained and accredited by NCCCO to administer CCO practical exams through this hosted workshop. This latest workshop brought the number of accredited practical examiners on staff to more than 30.
Since 2011 Lamar—a leading producer of billboards, digital, transit, and highway logo signs—has officially adopted CCO certification for all of its crane operators, signalpersons, and riggers. Lamar relies upon its lifting teams to safely install and maintain more than 178,000 out-of-home advertising displays installed across North America.
NCCCO reports that more than 10,000 signalpersons and 6,500 Level I Riggers have earned CCO certification to date.