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 Ohio
Per OSHA regulation 1926.1404 (r)(1), all employers in OH 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 Ohio
In order to become a Certified Rigger in OH, 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 Ohio, 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 Ohio
In Ohio, NCCO Rigger Certification is valid for five years. In order to be recertified, candidates must complete all 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 Ohio
The requirements for becoming a qualified rigger in Ohio 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 OH
At Total Equipment Training, we provide both OSHA Rigger Qualification and NCCCO Rigger Certification offering training on-site at your facility across OH in locations including Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton, and Akron, 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 Ohio OSHA
If you have questions about occupational safety and health standards and rigger qualifications in Ohio, you can contact the OH Department of Commerce Division of Industrial Compliance and Labor and Industry or OSHA directly at:
The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Industrial Compliance and Labor
6606 Tussing Rd, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Columbus Area Office
200 North High Street, Room 620
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 469-6791 FAX
Or find the Ohio area OSHA office location closest to you here.
Testimonials from Clients who used Total Equipment Training in OH
Thank you for the rigger training session you conducted at our Akron, Ohio location. As you know, this was the 5th training session your team has conducted for our organization. I can say with confidence that each of the five training programs has been consistently thorough, up-to-date and on target with the certification exam.
Following the rigging training program last month, we’ve received nothing but positive feedback from our employees and supervisors. We’re are proud to inform you of our 100% success rate for the NCCCO rigger certification exam. I am sure that this success is a direct result of your knowledgeable and attentive trainers.
Thank you again, and we look forward to working with your organization in the future”
Interested in Rigger Training in Ohio
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 Ohio.