Why Do I need a Hoisting License?
Regardless of where you live, If you are using regulated equipment in Massachusetts, you need either a Hoisting Engineers License or a Temporary Hoisting Permit
Under Massachusetts Law (520 CMR 6.10) a Hoisting Engineers License is required to operate any equipment “with a minimum capability of hoisting the load higher than ten feet or has the capability of lifting loads greater than 500 pounds or if the capacity of the bucket exceeds 1/4 cubic yard capacity”
This law is in effect at every rental center in the state and requires us to ensure anyone renting our regulated equipment has an operator with a valid Hoisting Engineers License or a valid Temporary Hoisting Permit.
Some common equipment that this regulations governs includes:
Skid Steers (aka Bobcats)
To get a Temporary Hoisting Permit you must be over 18 and have a valid drivers license to operate a motor vehicle and you must have your drivers license and Permit on your person when operating the equipment.
To take the on-line course, click here and when it asks for the Rental Facility ID Number enter 0177317