Rigger Safety / Signal Person Training

Rigging Safety

NATEC’s Rigging Safety Training Course is a fundamental program designed to provide participants with a foundational understanding of rigging safety. This course, focusing on essential rigging terminology and practices, aims to enhance safety awareness and prevent rigging-related accidents and failures. It’s important to note that this course does not qualify participants see regulation update below; instead, it offers a solid grounding in observing and understanding rigging operations.

Important Regulatory Update:
As of December 17, 2022, in accordance with ASME B30.5-3.l.2.2, it’s now a requirement that individuals operating as riggers for mobile cranes (including but not limited to Crawler Cranes, Locomotive Cranes, and Wheeled Cranes) of 1 ton capacity or more, must be formally qualified. This entails successful completion of both written and hands-on practical assessments for rigger qualification. This can be done by an employer with an internal qualified proctor or a third-party. NATEC offers Qualified Rigger-ask your Account Manager for details.

Course Outline:

This course is ideal for construction professionals or workers who require a basic understanding of rigging safety. It’s also beneficial for those responsible for observing rigging operations on-site but not directly involved in rigging activities.

  • Fundamental rigging terminology and its importance in construction safety.
  • Basic practices of rigging and the methodology behind a safe working load.
  • Identification of acceptable and unacceptable rigging materials.
  • Safety considerations for various types of ropes, slings, and chains.
  • Best practices for rigging operations and the use of rigging hardware.
  • Rigging self-inspection.
  • Introduction to Rigging: Understanding the basics and its role in construction.
  • Importance of Rigging Safety: Emphasizing the need for safe rigging practices.
  • Overview of General Rigging: Techniques and tools used in the industry.
  • Study of Wire Rope, Fiber Rope, Chains, and Synthetic Web Slings.
  • Rigging Operations: Ensuring safe and efficient rigging operations.
  • Examination of Rigging Hardware: Types, uses, and safety considerations
  • Situational Analysis: Assessing rigging situations for safety and efficiency.

Signal Person Training

  • Review Cal/OSHA regulations on signals, sections 1617.1 -1617.3 and
  • 1618.2
  • Preparation/Securing Loads for Transport
  • Assisting and directing safe load movement
  • Daily Inspection/Maintenance
  • Hand Signals
  • Lockout/Blockout Procedures
  • Operation Limitations and Hazards
  • Set-up, Erection, and Dismantling of Equipment Procedures
  • Equipment Start-up/Shut-Down Procedures
  • Evaluation and demonstration of hand signals

Schedule & Registration

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