Total Equipment Training – Rigger Certification 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.
What is a Qualified Rigger
OSHA defines the qualified rigger 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.” It is up to the employers to determine whether a person is qualified to perform specific rigging tasks. Usually, this qualification is job or site-specific.
What is a Certified Rigger?
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 the site). Employers can be confident they are hiring an experienced rigger with NCCCO licensing.
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
Rigger Certification Training with Total Equipment Training
Total Equipment Training provides both OSHA Rigger Qualification and 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.
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.
OSHA Rigging Certification 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.
Interested in On-Site Rigging Certification Training for Your Organization?
Contact us today or give our office a call at (610) 321-2679 and our knowledgeable staff will provide you with the information you need and tailor a program to fit your needs and meet OSHA requirements.