Mike Becker, CCO Trainer at our Harrisburg branch, was appointed to the PA Board of Crane Operators in March 2018. The primary purpose of the Board is to assure all crane operators in PA are certified and subsequently PA licensed. Requiring crane operators to be certified and licensed requires crane operators to be better trained which leads to safer operation. Mike was appointed to the Board as a professional member in 2018 by Governor Wolf under the advice and consent of the Senate for a four year term, after which he will seek reappointment for his second term. The PA Crane Board regulates the licensing of crane operators of mobile cranes of 15 ton maximum rated capacity and higher and tower cranes of 10 meter tons and higher. The Board is made up of four professional members, two public members, Board administrator and Board Attorney. Board members are limited to two consecutive terms.
Mike is not the first SEI employee to serve on the Board. Ray Feidt, CCO Trainer/OSHA Inspection Manager, also previously served on the Board. He was appointed to the original Board as a professional member by Governor Rendell under the advice and consent of the Senate in 2008. The original Board spent two years writing the regulation which was enacted in December of 2010. He was reappointed to the Board for a 2nd term in 2012 by Governor Corbett. His second term ended in May of 2017.
Superb team members like this are what make our NCCCO/CCO Training Courses so successful. Stephenson Equipment, Inc (SEI) fully endorses the national crane operator certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). We offer several classroom CCO training facilities and practical CCO training facilities in Pennsylvania for the advancement and skills training required to become a certified crane operator certified within the OSHA recognized NCCCO standards. If you would like to view our upcoming course schedule, please visit http://stephensonequipment.com/cco-current-course-schedule/. If you have any other questions, please contact Chris Traino at 717-558-7248.