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(1) No contractor, construction manager or a qualified person designated as a supervisor of an operation under subsection 9-3302(2)(a) shall:
(a) permit any individual to operate a tower crane, or an assist crane that is used to erect, climb (jump), lower or dismantle a tower crane, unless such individual has been certified by NCCCO, or another organization that is NCCA or ANSI accredited which has equivalent testing and certification requirements. Such programs, at a minimum, shall meet the requirements of the current edition of ASME B30;
Exception: An individual may operate a tower crane without the required certification, provided such operation is performed under the direct supervision of a crane operator that is certified for the type of crane being operated, and the individual is currently enrolled in an apprenticeship or training program that is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
(b) permit any individual to provide hand signals or verbal communications to a tower crane operator directing the operation of the tower crane unless such individual is certified by NCCCO, or another organization whose program is NCCA or ANSI accredited and which program, at a minimum, is based upon the requirements of the current edition of ASME B30.3 ("Tower Cranes"). 1173
(c) permit an individual to perform rigging duties associated with the operation of the tower crane, unless such individual is certified by NCCCO, or another organization whose program is NCCA or ANSI accredited and which program, at a minimum, is based upon the requirements of the current edition of the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) A10.42 standard related to the qualification of "Riggers". 1174
(2) No person shall be considered certified pursuant to the requirements of this Section unless such person maintains his or her certification when performing the duties related to the certification in accordance with the requirements of the organization issuing the certification.