The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) now offers an online certified operator search. With new ASME B.30 standards in place, verifying ACPA-certified operators is more important than ever before. To assist the industry with this important task, ACPA has added a search function to its website, enabling users to search and verify operator certification.
Information required to complete a search includes the operator’s last name and operator number, which is the last four digits of his or her social security number. Neither personal information nor company name is revealed through the search.
Easy to use, the search identifies the areas in which the operator holds certification and what the status of certification is – whether current or expired. Utilizing the search helps companies meet the ASME standard requiring a pumping company to have third-party written assessment of the pumper’s knowledge on safety.
ACPA operator certification has dramatically increased the demand for certified operators on the job site. With the ACPA operator search, users can quickly and easily see exactly what certifications the operator holds and whether or not the operator’s certification is current. Visit www.concretepumpers.com to access the new ACPA operator search.
In addition, an Operator Evaluation Form for ACPA members is now available online to facilitate the evaluation of an operator’s capability in operating a concrete pump. Found on the ACPA website in the members-only login section, the form can be downloaded, customized with company name and printed for easy use. The checklist-style form allows companies to meet the ASME B.30 standard requiring every pumping company to have at least one operational evaluation per operator and as needed. Operators should be evaluated when they change sizes or types of pumps and also on a regular basis. To access the form, visit www.concretepumpers.com.
The ACPA is a non-profit association which serves as an advocate for the concrete pumping industry committed to promotion, education and safety for its members and all those coming into contact with a concrete pump on the construction job site.