Total Equipment Training – Rigger Training
Employers must use qualified riggers during hoisting activities for assembly/disassembly work or whenever workers are within the fall zone and hooking, unhooking or guiding a load, or doing the initial connection of a load to a component or structure.
A qualified rigger is a rigger who meets the criteria for a qualified person. OSHA defines qualified as a person who possesses a degree, certificate or professional standing or has extensive knowledge, training, and experience, and can successfully demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to rigging loads. Employers must determine whether a person is qualified to perform specific rigging tasks. Usually, this qualification is job or site specific. Rigger Certification is for the experienced rigger who can demonstrate rigging knowledge related to all types of lifts. A rigger who receives certification through an accredited program, such as the NCCCO, has demonstrated he/she has the knowledge to perform rigging functions for all lifts (not specific to site). Employers can be confident they are hiring an experienced rigger with NCCCO licensing.
Total Equipment Training provides rigger qualification training, as well as rigger certification through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). Our knowledgeable staff will help guide you to decide which program best suits your needs.
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A Rigger should be able to demonstrate or have knowledge of the following:
- Pre-use rigging inspection
- Identify and attach rigging with basic knowledge of hitch configurations, capacities, & basic knots
- Recognize associated hazards
- Signaling operations
- Use various types of rigging equipment and basic hitches and their applications
The training is designed to provide information, testing, and customized hands-on training to help ensure that participants are properly trained in rigging crane lifts safely and effectively in most situations. The hands-on portion of training is about 70% of the total allotted time for training. Below is a general training course outline.
Rigger Training Program Outline
The Total Equipment Training Rigger class and hands on preparation consists of the following:
- OSHA and ANSI requirements
- Wire rope type and inspection
- Slings (nylon and steel)
- Center of gravity issues
- Types of rope damage
- Securing the load
- Calculating basic load weights, angles, and lifts
- Wire rope construction
- Mock rigging meeting
- Rigging hardware and accessories
- Safe rigging practices
- Knowing and understanding hand signals
- Unsafe conditions
Performance evaluations will be submitted for all participants in the areas of classroom and hands-on testing for proper documentation.
If you are interested in Rigging Training give us a call at (610) 321-2679 today!