8 hour Basic Rigging course:

Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a basic rigging certificate and wallet card from Northeastern Junior College’s Wind Technology program.

OSHA requires employers to use a qualified rigger:

  • During hoisting activities for assembly and disassembly work (1926.1404(r)(1))
  • 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 (1926.1425(c))

Learning Objectives:

  • Know and understand the relevant qualified rigger qualifications
  • Select and use various types of rigging equipment and hardware based upon the hazards and requirements of a job
  • Learn the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of rigging slings and hardware
  • Inspect rigging equipment for defects and damage and apply OSHA requirements to remove equipment from service
  • Perform basic rigging knots
  • Estimate weights of various materials in multiple configurations
  • Understand the effects of Sling angle on sling tension
  • Perform Sling tension and sling de-rating calculations prior to performing basic lifts in the lab.
  • Perform basket, choker, and vertical hitches

8 hour Crane Voice & Hand Signals course:

Upon successful completion of the course and a score of 70% or better in the written and practical tests, the student will receive a voice and hand signal certificate and wallet card from Northeastern Junior College’s Wind Technology program. Completion of 8 hour Basic Rigging course is required.

OSHA requires employers to use a signal person when:

  • The point of operation is not in full view of the operator (1926.1419(a)).
  • The operator’s view is obstructed in the direction the equipment is traveling.
  • Either the operator or the person handling the load determines that a signal person is needed because of site-specific safety concerns.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know and understand the relevant signal person qualification requirements specified in subpart CC (1926.1419-1926.1422; 1926.1428).
  • Understand and follow the safety and personal protective equipment requirements when using lifting equipment or cranes
  • Know and understand the OSHA hand and voice signals used when calling cranes or using other hoisting equipment
  • Become competent using both voice and hand signals
  • Understands the operations and limitations of the equipment, including the crane dynamics involved in swinging, raising, lowering and stopping loads and in boom deflection from hoisting loads
  • Rig and move a load with various hitches with simulated hazards or obstructions
  • Pass a written test and a practical test

Other Industry Training courses:

NJC can offer many custom built courses as needed by employers. We can build a course to meet your individual needs.

  • Pre-employment preparation and training
  • Resume creation and Interview Skills
  • Climbing Safety & Working at Heights
  • At Height Rescue with a SALA or Tractel device
  • Electrical and Arc Flash Safety
  • Electrical Theory, Electronics, and Sensors
  • Schematics: Electrical and Hydraulic circuits
  • Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers and RS Logix 500 Programming
  • AC and DC motor controls including Variable Frequency Drives

Please contact Jason Hazlett at 970-521-6798 or Jason.hazlett@njc.edu for more details.