Licensing of Crane Operators
On September 4, 2003, the Licensing of Crane Operators Act, N.J.S.A. 45:26-1 et seq., was signed into law. The Licensing of Crane Operators Act requires that anyone who operates a crane in New Jersey as defined in the law must be licensed by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This law took effect and has been enforced since April 1, 2004.
In accordance with the provisions of this law any person who has to be licensed to operate a crane must:
Apply to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and be issued a Crane Operators License by the Office of Safety Compliance (see application). A crane operator must be certified in one of the following four specialties:
a) Lattice Boom Truck Crane
b) Lattice Boom Crawler Crane
c) Small Telescopic Boom Crane (less than 17.5 tons)
d) Large Telescopic Boom Crane (more than 17.5 tons)