Mammoet USA has announced that its academy has become an Accredited Assessment Centre and an Accredited Training Sponsor for the USA’s National Centre for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). NCCER is a not-for-profit educational foundation created in 1996 with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united with the aim of revolutionising training for the construction industry.
In addition to these accreditations, Mammoet was asked to be a part of the board of subject matter experts for the crane and rigging industry to update the core curriculum which is currently being fulfilled with NCCER. These accreditations, in conjunction with Mammoet’s participation in updating the curriculum for the NCCER training, will allow Mammoet to offer NCCER rigging training to external applicants.
The NCCER has three forms of rigging training: basic, for any level; intermediate, for experienced riggers and supervisors; and advanced, for senior supervisors and engineers. The basic training is 40 hours; this goes up to 65 hours for the advanced training.
“While many of the attendees have been in the industry for a number of years, there are aspects of the basic rigging that they have never been exposed to,” said Ed Burke, training specialist, Mammoet USA South. “In most classes, the seasoned individuals are able to contribute by sharing their experience and coach those that are new to Mammoet. The benefits to the NCCER classroom training is that it builds a base of knowledge, which merits them to move forward to the assessment training.”