Rigging Safety Awareness and Signal Person

Overview Employees who work around cranes or hoists and whose job requires them to handle material of all shapes, sizes and configuration are provided training and education in the skills needed to properly perform this job function. Students learn the recommended safe rigging practices and procedures used.
Signal persons are used to simply be a separate set of eyes on the ground, helping the operator get the load from Point A to Point B. Now the person in this position is more accountable to help the whole crew and to ensure the load is taken along a path that minimizes risk to others and lowers the risk to the crane. Signal persons must prove they are capable of signaling by written or oral testing and by performance.
Duration/Length 4 Hours
Target Audience Construction and General Industry employees who will be working around cranes/hoists and occasionally perform rigging or signal tasks. Supervisors of these tasks will also benefit from this course.
CFR Reference 29 CFR 1926 Subparts N and CC
Pre-requisites None
Course Format Classroom & Hands-on
Course Objectives • Applicable OSHA & ANSI/ASME Regulations and Standards,
• Crane hazard awareness,
• Principles of Rigging,
• Sling types, uses, limitations and inspections
• Rigging hardware types, uses, limitations and inspections,
• Safe Operating Practices,
• Equipment ratings
• Communications in Lifting Operations,
• Requirements for OSHA Crane Signaling,
• ANSI Hand signals,
• Voice Signaling,
• Accident Causes and Preventions.