Is Training Required For Rental Construction Equipment?

By El Camino Rental Posted August 12, 2015 In Construction Equipment, How to

Is Training Required For Rental Construction Equipment?

Is Training Required for Rental Construction Equipment?

When building, often times it is required that heavy construction equipment be brought in that is not already owned or readily available to complete a job. Many times contractors or members of a construction crew will already have professional experience and may even be licensed to operate special large equipment. But in some cases, depending on the experience of the crew and the possible highly specialized nature of the equipment, training may be required for construction equipment rental.

In order to operate some heavy construction equipment, workers must attend operator training schools to gain proper certification to operate equipment including: mobile cranes, backhoes, bulldozers, skid steers, wheel loaders, and excavators to name a few. Gaining such certification allows individuals hands-on training for skilled labor, which can be in demand. In order to determine which pieces of equipment require specialized training, the rental company itself should know the official guidelines and policies regarding legal operation of each piece of equipment. Also, construction management should be aware of state or federal regulations or codes with regard to equipment operation.

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is a not-for-profit entity whose sole mission is to establish industry-wide education and training standards that are consistently met and followed. The NCCER monitors, assesses and accredits heavy equipment training programs against established quality standards. There are now more than 500 accredited construction equipment training programs available around the world, with some including online education.