Our next “Crane & Rigging Safety Course” is scheduled for 8:00 am on Friday, July 13, 2018 at our facility in Spring, TX. This comprehensive training is designed for Crane & Rigging Personnel; Site supervisors; Lift directors; Crane operators; Crane owners; Lessors & Lessees; Riggers; Signal givers; and Health & Safety workers. The purpose of this course is to help employers and employees to recognize and, most importantly avoid, safety hazards they may encounter when they operate cranes, use rigging equipment and work in areas where cranes are being operated. This training is backed by the OSHA Education Center at The University of Texas at Arlington and, upon completion, you will receive a wallet card that is issued by UT-Arlington.
The costs is $175.00 per person and it usually takes about 7-hours to compete this training. You can register by phone or by email. Note – onsite and job site training is also available.
RIGGER CERTIFICATION & TRAININGA qualified rigger is responsible for assembly, disassembly and setting up the crane; attaching straps, slings, eye bolts, shackles, etc. to the load, hooking, unhooking and guiding a load; communicating with the crane operator and; keeping unauthorized workers and equipment our of the lift zone.
WHAT IS A QUALIFIED RIGGER?OSHA defines the qualified rigger as “a person who possesses a degree, certificate or professional standing or a person that can successfully demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to rigging loads because of prior knowledge, training and/or experience.” It is ALWAYS the employer’s responsibility to determine if a worker is qualified to perform specific rigging tasks and usually, this qualification is job or site-specific. A Qualified Rigger should be able to demonstrate or have knowledge of the following:
- Pre-use rigging inspection
- Identify and attach rigging with basic knowledge of hitch configurations, capacities, & basic knots
- Recognize associated hazards
- Signaling operations
- Use various types of rigging equipment and basic hitches and their applications
RIGGER TRAINING WITH HOUSTON FORKLIFT SAFETYHouston Forklift Safety’s Crane & Rigger Training is OSHA compliant and it is backed by The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). The Instructor is an experienced Crane Operator and an OSHA Trainer.
OSHA RIGGING CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAM OUTLINE
- OSHA and ANSI requirements
- Wire rope types
- Types of Slings
- Rigging Equipment
- Rigging & Crane Inspections
- Center of gravity issues
- Securing the load
- Calculating basic load weights, angles, and lifts
- Wire rope construction
- Types of Rigging Plans
- Rigging hardware and accessories
- Safe rigging practices
- Hand Signals
- Unsafe conditions