1. No overhead power lines should be within
- 81′ of the crane when set up for Telescoping Boom under 21 ton exams
- 120′ of the crane when set up for Telescoping Boom 21 – 75 tons exams
- 175′ of the crane when set up for Telescoping Boom Over 75 tons exams, Lattice Boom Carrier or Lattice Boom Crawler exams
- A 56′ radius for 135 degrees of arc for Telescoping Boom under 21 ton exams
- A 95′ radius for 135 degrees of arc for Telescoping Boom 21 – 75 tons exams
- A 145′ radius for 135 degrees of arc for Telescoping Boom Over 75 tons exams, Lattice Boom Carrier or Lattice Boom Crawler exams
3. Entire exam course must be relatively level.
4. The crane(s) being used for the exam must be able to be set up on ground within 1% of level grade.
5. Ground under crane and outriggers should be compacted and appropriate floats or pads should be used as needed.
6. Exam course must be located out of sight from welcome and waiting areas.
- Crane that passes daily inspection with suitable boom length to conduct the exam(s).
- Materials for the exam course including five 55-gallon drums, a sling from CIC, and other materials. (The specific site preparation instructions are documented in the Practical Site Coordinator Handbook, available after your site is authorized. Once the materials are prepared, actual course setup can be done in less than an hour.)
The site must identify a person to be the Practical Exam Site Coordinator. Once a site is approved by CIC, the Site Coordinator will be given the Practical Site Coordinator Handbook that provides full details on all site requirements. The Site Coordinator is required to read and follow the processes in the handbook.
Authorized Practical Examiner
Practical Exams require a Practical Examiner and Practical Exam Proctor. The site does not need to have a designated certified Practical Examiner permanently on site, but the Site Coordinator will need to secure one to conduct exams. The site may choose to certify someone to conduct the exams or may contact an examiner who is already certified.
Candidate Waiting Area
Waiting area must be
- Neat and orderly with adequate seating and lighting
- Near restrooms
- Out of sight from the Practical Exam
- Dedicated to candidates waiting for their exams
- Set up with designated pre-exam materials