§ 9-3306.  Qualifications of Personnel. 1177
   (1)   Mobile Crane Operators.
      (a)   An individual licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pursuant to the Crane Operator Licensure Act is qualified to operate a mobile crane with a manufacturer's rated maximum lifting capacity of 15 tons or more of the type of mobile crane to which the license applies.
      (b)   The following individuals are qualified to operate a mobile crane with a manufacturer's rated maximum lifting capacity of more than 1,000 pounds but less than 15 tons:
         (.1)   an individual licensed pursuant to the Crane Operator Licensure Act, in connection with the type of mobile crane to which the license applies; or
         (.2)   the holder of a current certification in connection with the type of mobile crane being operated that is issued by the NCCCO, or another organization whose program, in the judgement of the Department: is NCCA or ANSI accredited; has equivalent written and practical examination requirements as those required by NCCCO; and is based upon the requirements of ASME B30.5.
         Exception: An individual who has completed in-service training with, and received certification from, an organization that has a pending application for NCCA or ANSI accreditation and which organization can demonstrate to the Department that the training received was based upon ASME B30.5 may operate a mobile crane of the type for which certification has been provided. This exception shall expire on April 1, 2020.
      (c)   A trainee who has passed a written examination of the NCCCO, or another organization that is NCCA or ANSI accredited which has equivalent testing and certification requirements as NCCCO and whose program is based upon ASME B30.5, may operate a mobile crane of the type for which the examination was taken when under the immediate supervision of a crane operator certified for the type of mobile crane being operated, provided the trainee shall have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the person employing the crane operator that the trainee is physically capable of operating the crane.

 

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   Added, Bill No. 170955-A (approved February 14, 2018).