Lang Exploratory Drilling, a division of Boart Longyear, hosted a CCO Mobile Crane Practical Examiners Accreditation Program workshop at its Salt Lake City, UT facility October 18 through 20.
Several employees from Utah, as well as candidates from Alaska, British Columbia, Hawaii, Nevada, and Oklahoma, received practical examiner training that authorizes them to administer CCO practical exams developed by NCCCO.
Lang Exploratory Drilling has 31 drilling rigs in 11 western states, as well as Alaska, Canada, and Peru. Lang uses QMC cranes that fall within the NCCCO small and large telescopic categories.
Scott Crowder of Lang Exploratory Drilling indicated that CCO crane operator certification forms a part of the overall training that Lang employees must receive, and believes the overall benefit of CCO certification will serve the company well as more states in which the company operates adopt it as a requirement.