Qualified Rigger Level One
Duration: 1 day (up to 8 hrs.)
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The Qualified Rigger Level 1 program includes technical training and the required examination to meet OSHA standards. The course illustrates the proper use and pre-use inspection of rigging gear, slings and below-the-hook lifting devices to ensure those who complete training are competent. All employees engaged in assembly/disassembly of cranes, hooking, unhooking, or guiding the load, or in the initial connection of a load to a component or structure and are within the fall zone should be a qualified rigger.
A qualified rigger is defined as a qualified person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training and experience, successfully demonstrated the ability to solve/resolve problems relating to rigging. This course brings all of the rigging concerns into focus for a practical, field proven method of ensuring rigging safety. This program meets OSHA §1926 Subpart CC, General Industry OSHA §1910, and other required qualifications for training.
Specific Training Objectives:
- Identification and application of sling types.
- Identification and application of rigging hardware and hooks.
- Identification and application of below-the-hook lifting devices.
- Pre-use inspection and removal criteria of slings and rigging hardware.
- How to identify the working load limits for all slings and rigging gear.
- The effects of sling angle tension created from bridle hitch configurations.
- Load balance and center of gravity.
- Know and understand requirements to keep clear of the load.
- Know and understand dangers of working around energized power lines.
- Know specific regulations required for the rigger.