WHAT IS A RIGGER AND SIGNAL PERSON?
Riggers are those who inspect and prepare cranes prior to the lifting of heavy or large objects. They supervise and assist in the “rigging” of these loads and must use complicated methods to ensure the items don’t tip, swing, or fall during transport. This job is extremely important, as loads falling while being moved can cause injury, death, or serious property damage. A competent rigger course is vital to avoiding these accidents.
OSHA doesn’t require riggers to be certified. They must, however, be qualified— demonstrating that they understand their job’s function and operation thoroughly. Failure to do so will result in an OSHA violation. This rigger training course will make sure your employees are qualified to rig equipment, safely.
A signal person has the responsibility of guiding the crane operator, acting as their “eyes and ears” when the point of operation is not within full view of the operator. They are the ones who communicate information between rigging personnel and the crane’s operator, and can be thought of as a connector of sorts— making sure information gets from the person loading the crane to the person moving said load.
Like riggers, a signal person does not need to be certified by OSHA, but must still be qualified.
Hawkeye’s rigger and signal person training will make sure your employees are well-versed and prepared to maintain a safe work environment.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM HAWKEYE’S
QUALIFIED RIGGER TRAINING AND SIGNAL PERSON COURSE?
Our rigging and signalling training class is a comprehensive study into how crane operations work, how to safely and effectively plan crane operations, how to properly rig a load, and how to properly signal to an operator. Graduates of the class will be documented as they complete the crane safety training in its entirety, making the individual both a qualified rigger and qualified signal person. The class takes between 6-8 hours, with the resulting qualification wallet card being good for 5 years upon completion.
RIGGER TRAINING & QUALIFIED SIGNALS PERSON
- Learn the types of signals (including hand & voice commands)
- Signal use and practice
- Understanding the limits of crane operations
- Awareness of rigging hazards
- Thorough inspection, competent use of rigging equipment, and ability to plan a crane project
- Hitch configurations, slings, knots, and capacities
- Understanding of electrical power line clearances, proximity zones, tag-line rules, crane setup, and critical lift calculations
WHY CHOOSE HAWKEYE SAFETY?
Hawkeye Safety prides ourselves in going above and beyond for those we are training. We aren’t satisfied until you are. We offer the time and attention needed to ensure all of your questions get answered, collaborating with you to better cater our training toward the needs of your company. If you’re ready to get your team qualified for safer working conditions, click the button below to sign up for our Rigger & Signal Person Training course today!
OSHA 1926.251 compliance standards are covered in this course.