How Do You Become an OSHA Qualified Rigger?
Riggers play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of lifting operations by properly rigging and signaling loads to prevent accidents and damage to equipment. Keep reading to learn more about how to become a qualified rigger/signalman in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1428 (signal person qualifications) and 29 CFR 1926.1401, 1926.1404, and 1926.1425 (qualified rigger requirements).
How to Get Certified
To become a certified qualified rigger/signalman, you need to follow these steps:
- Enroll in Qualified Rigger Training- Complete a recognized rigger/signalman training program, covering rigging techniques, load calculations, and signal communication, from OSHA.
- Get Trained- Besides enrolling in OSHA rigging training, you need to gain hands-on experience. This experience will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to pass the certification exam.
- Take Certification Exam- After obtaining the necessary training and experience, take the OSHA qualified rigger certification exam that consists of a written test and a practical assessment.
- Maintain Certification- OSHA qualified riggers need to refresh their skills and training by completing continuing qualified rigger training courses and renewing certification periodically, typically every 5 years.
Responsibilities of Qualified Rigger/Signalman
The job responsibilities of an OSHA-qualified rigger/signalman include:
- Properly inspecting and selecting rigging equipment.
- Calculating load weights and center of gravity.
- Signaling crane operators.
- Communicating with other workers to ensure safe and efficient lifting operations.
- Adhering to safety regulations and protocols
- Maintaining accurate records of lifting activities.
While the length of our OSHA rigging training course is only 1.5 hours, prospective riggers must undergo weeks or even months of training to be fully qualified to carry out job responsibilities.
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