Qualified Rigger and Signal Person
Qualified Rigger/ Signal Person

Overview: This course examines the requirements as per (1926.1404(r)(1). Employees must be qualified when working in or around hoisting activities requiring assembly or disassembly. This course allows the student to become a qualified rigger to work within the fall zone and hooking, unhooking, or guiding a load, or doing the initial connection of a load to a component or structure (1926)1425(c)).

Course Length: 8hrs

Course Objectives: Upon completion of Rigging/ Signal Person training, the student will be familiar with:

  • Cargo manifest, reference manual, and certification tag weight load calculations

Rigging Hardware

  • Sheaves, Blocks identification and inspection
  • Hooks, Safety Devices
  • Rings, Links, Swivels
  • Shackle inspection and application
  • Turnbuckle recognition
  • Spreader bar hands-on lifting application
  • Cable Clip identification and inspection
  • Pad eyes, eyebolts, and other attachment points

Slings & lifting devices

  • Safe working limits involving wire and synthetic slings
  • Sling types, configuration and angles

Procedures and Precautions

  • Load control/taglines
  • Lift Planning involving JSA and pre-job safety meeting
  • Inspection/rejection criteria
  • Unbinding loads
  • Personnel transfer
  • Sling handling and storage

Advanced rigging safety

  • Pinch points and body positions
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Advanced rigging signals/communications
  • Load stability calculations using CBT training and rigging cards

Signal Person training

  • Proper use of the ANSI hand signals
  • Crane characteristics and dynamics
  • Signal person requirements per OSHA 1926.1419-1926.1422
  • Working near power lines
  • Voice signals

Course Assignments and Exams:  Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understand before completion of course.

Retraining: Student is responsible for retraining every 4 years.

Course Evaluations:  Near the completion of the class we ask that all students and management complete a survey on content, instructor knowledge, facility, equipment, and personal experience. Here at Industrial Safety Solutions, we strive to provide world class education through training and skills evaluation full and honest participation is appreciated.

Attendance:  Classes will start sharply at agreed time. We ask that all students arrive fifteen minutes prior to the start of class. To achieve full credit, students must participate and be present for the entire class. We ask that all cellar devises to be placed on silent or turned off during class.

Personal Protective Equipment:   Minimum requirements are as follows for full participation in class

  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Safety Toe Footwear
  • Gloves



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