by Lori Riddle

crane safety, tank roof lift, dome roof, API 650 tank roofToday on the Think Tank - news from Fisher Tank Company's Safety team and our tank building operations. Crane safety is a key part of our work; building field erected welded steel storage tanks requires the use of large cranes throughout each projectt. We use cranes to unload plate material when it arrives in our shops for fabrication, blasting and shop priming. When it's time to load the fabricated steel plate for the tank shell, the tank roof pieces and any fabricated extras like agitator bridges or stairways, we need cranes to move the larger pieces. In the field, cranes are used to unload and stage the various parts of the tank, and they're used to "hang" the plates that will be welded to form the tank shell. If the tank roof is constructed on the ground near the tank, we'll use a crane to lift the finished roof into place.

We're proud to share the following information about our certification with NCCCO, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators:


NCCCO, crane safety, crane operatorFisher Tank Company Recognized for Commitment to Crane Safety

Chester, October 9, 2014 — Fisher Tank Company was commended today by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) as having demonstrated its commitment to safety by hiring CCO-certified personnel. By participating in NCCCO’s Committed to Crane Safety program(s), Fisher Tank Company demonstrates that it strives for excellence in its hiring and training efforts and works hard to earn, maintain, and protect its safety reputation in the industry.

Crane operators, signalpersons and riggers receive recognition for their knowledge and skill related to safe crane operations when they are issued a CCO certification. Fisher Tank Company has also expended time, effort, and resources to obtain certification for its crane operators, riggers and signalpersons and NCCCO recognizes this commitment to safety through its Committed to Crane Safety programs.

“NCCCO’s Committed to Crane Safety program is a means for safety-conscious employers such as Fisher Tank Company to show their clients, potential clients, and employees that they are serious about crane safety and that they have taken proactive steps to ensure that their employees have the knowledge and skills to perform their assigned job duties safely,” said NCCCO Executive Director Graham Brent. “NCCCO is delighted to welcome Fisher Tank Company into this pre-eminent group of companies who have distinguished themselves in their dedication to crane safety through their commitment to professional training and CCO certification,” he said. 

Fisher Tank Company’s participation in the Committed to Crane Safety program brings with it significant ways for Fisher Tank Company to differentiate itself. Fisher Tank Company now has the rights to use the exclusive CCO “Proudly Employing” logo(s) in its promotional literature, advertising, and media releases. Fisher Tank Company also received a commemorative plaque for each of the programs it participates in and will be nationally recognized for its achievement in the NCCCO Committed to Crane Safety company directory and in the CCOnline newsletter.

To qualify for the Committed to Crane Safety programs, Fisher Tank Company was required to demonstrate its commitment by providing information about its crane safety policies such as the percentage and/or number of operators and other workers who are CCO-certified, a copy of its hiring policy regarding CCO certification, and the number of years the policy has been in place. Fisher Tank Company’s recognition is valid for one year after which an opportunity for renewal is provided.


About Fisher Tank Company

Fisher Tank Company is a small business enterprise established in 1948 to provide engineering, fabrication, construction, repair, maintenance and painting for field erected welded steel storage tanks and specialty vessels. Headquartered in Chester, PA, Fisher Tank Company operates fabrication facilities in PA and SC, and provides tank construction and repair services with field crews across the United States. Fisher Tank Company serves customers in a variety of industries, including power generation, terminals, water and wastewater, chemical, petrochemical, and others.


The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1995 by industry to develop and administer a nationwide program for the certification of crane operators and related personnel. Since then NCCCO has administered over 625,000 nationally accredited written and practical examinations and issued more than 120,000 certifications to individuals in all 50 states.

Click here for more information about NCCCO's Certification program.

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