Rigging Safety Training 

The new OSHA standard states, “Employers must use qualified riggers during hoisting activities for assembly and disassembly work.  Additionally, qualified riggers are required 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.

This course gives workers the knowledge needed to rig safely on the jobsite.  Class discussions and demonstrations will give workers the explanation needed to understand what stresses are placed on rigging and the load during hoisting operations.  In addition inspection and removal criteria will be discussed and hands on inspection will be included.  A written test and practical at the end of the class will assess each participant’s ability to solve rigging related problems.  Each participant will receive a “Qualified Rigger” card.  Course satisfies the requirements for Washington State.

Qualified Rigger

This course covers all training requirements per 29CFR1926.1400 – the new rules regarding cranes on constructions sites or supporting construction activities.  Any riggers and/or signal persons must be qualified when working with cranes.  This 1 day course covers everything in the new federal crane rule in the classroom training including the requirements for Washington State.

Class content includes:

  • When a qualified rigger is required
  • Inspection and rejection criteria for chain, synthetic and wire rope
  • Requirements for documentation of inspections
  • Proper use of basic rigging configurations
  • Course handouts and reference book

A qualified rigger is required when:

  • 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

Upon completion of course participant will receive a “Qualified Rigger” card.