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Qualified Rigger / Signalperson Course

Course Summary

Any person designated as the qualified rigger by an employer who performs specific rigging operations and load activities should attend this course to comply with the OSHA requirement 1926.1400. It also fulfills the training requirements for Qualified Signal Person under OSHA Subpart CC- 1926.1400.

Course Information and Description

Qualified Rigger / Signal Person Training
OSHA now requires that signal persons, riggers, and operators be trained, tested, and qualified according to OSHA Rule 1926.1400. This training includes getting workers familiar with both verbal and hand signals. They also must know how to familiarize themselves with the limitations of the crane or hoisting equipment they are using or signaling. Regulations discussed in this course are ASME B30.5, ASME B30.9, and OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926.1400.

Topics included but not limited to:

  • OSHA Standards and Requirements
  • Basic rigging principles
  • Rigging component identification
  • Mathematical calculations
  • Sling tension calculations
  • Load weight estimation
  • Center of Gravity Determination
  • Rigging inspection
  • Sling design
  • Rigging techniques
  • Crane components
  • Proper use of the ANSI hand signals
  • Voice signals
  • Crane dynamics
  • Working near power lines

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