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 New York
Per OSHA regulation 1926.1404 (r)(1), all employers in NY 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 New York
In order to become a Certified Rigger in NY, 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 New York, 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 New York
In New York, 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 NY
The requirements for becoming a qualified rigger in New York 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 NY
At Total Equipment Training, we provide both OSHA Rigger Qualification and NCCCO Rigger Certification offering training on-site at your facility across NY in locations including New York City, Long Island, Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, and White Plains, 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 New York OSHA
If you have questions about occupational safety and health standards and rigger qualifications in New York, you can contact the NY Department of Labor and Industry or OSHA directly at:
New York Department of Labor
NYS Department of Labor
W.A. Harriman Campus
Albany, NY 12240
OSHA New York
201 Varick St.
New York, NY 10014
Testimonials from Clients who used Total Equipment Training in NY
I wanted to follow up with you as we just received our results from our recent rigger training session. I am pleased to report that we had a perfect pass rate for all attendees of the training program. We really owe this success to your organization and how you conduct training. Also, I’ve received nothing but positive feedback from the employees who attended the training program. Our employees all agreed that the material of your training program was completely in line with the material of the certification exam, making it a walk in the park.
In addition to your thorough training material and extremely knowledgeable trainers, it was a pleasure working with your office personnel. They went above and beyond to understand our needs and accommodate our scheduling requirements. Thank you for making the training and certification process hassle free!”
Interested in Rigger Training in New York
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