Accidents can happen on the job site unexpectedly at any time, for this reason, it’s very important that all riggers have the proper training and certifications necessary to perform their job safely as crane riggers play an essential role in job site safety while cranes are in operation.
A crane rigger has many responsibilities and plays an integral part in the safety of a job site where cranes are in operation.
Qualified Rigger Regulations in Delaware
Per OSHA regulation 1926.1404 (r)(1), all employers in DE must use qualified riggers during all hoisting activities for assembly/disassembly work. In addition, a qualified rigger must be used 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.
How to Become a NCCCO Certified Rigger in Delaware
In order to become a Certified Rigger in DE, candidates must pass both a Written and a Practical Examination. Candidates have 12 months from when they pass either the Written or the Practical Exam to pass the corresponding (Written or Practical) Exam for each rigger certification level.
In addition, in order to become a certified rigger in Delaware, individuals must also:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Comply with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy
- Comply with NCCCO’s Code of Ethics
NCCCO Rigger Recertification in Delaware
In Delaware, CCO Rigger Certification is valid for five years. In order to be recertified, candidates must complete all requirements during the 12-month period prior to when their certification expires. The recertification requirements include:
- Passing the Recertification Written Exam
- Compliance with NCCCO’s Substance Abuse Policy
- Compliance with NCCCO’s Code of Ethics
There is no grace period once a certification has expired. Certification that has lapsed must pass both the full Written and Practical Certification Exam again.
How to Become a Qualified Rigger in DE
The requirements for becoming a qualified rigger in Delaware differ than becoming a Certified Rigger. Unlike the NCCCO Rigger Certification, there is not an accredited organization to assess the qualification of the rigger candidate. Determining if a candidate is a qualified rigger is instead based on the nature of the load, lift, and equipment used in hoisting a specific load as well as the candidate’s knowledge and experience. Typically, this is site specific and the training is not portable. An NCCCO Certified Rigger is usually considered qualified for most lifts. The Certification is portable and many companies/cities/states require it.
Our On-Site Rigger Training Locations in DE
At Total Equipment Training, we provide both OSHA Rigger Qualification and NCCCO Rigger Certification offering training on-site at your facility across DE in locations including Dover, Wilmington, New Castle, Middleton, Milton, and Claymont, as well as across the United States. Our knowledgeable staff will help guide you to decide which program best suits your needs.
Contact Information for Delaware OSHA
If you have questions about occupational safety and health standards and rigger qualifications in Delaware, you can contact the DE Department of Labor and Industry or OSHA directly at:
Delaware Department of Labor
OSHA Area Office
Mellon Bank Building, Suite 900
919 Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801-3319
Delaware Department of Labor
4425 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
Testimonials from Clients who used Total Equipment Training in DE
Thank you for once again making the process of training and certification hassle-free! Last year, we had your organization come out to our Wilmington, Delaware location to conduct mobile crane operator training for our employees. So, when the need for rigger training arose, I knew exactly who to call.
Your entire staff is extremely knowledgeable and thorough with their work. One of the aspects I like best about working with your team is their commitment to understanding our business’ needs and objectives in order to customize the training program. Having the rigger training conducted on-site using our own equipment has made for a smooth and safe transition to the job site.
Thank you for another excellent training program!
Interested in Rigger Training in Delaware
Contact us today or give us a call at (610) 321-2679 and our knowledgeable staff will provide you with the information you need and tailor an on-site rigger certification training program to fit your needs and meet OSHA requirements in Delaware.
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