Qualified Signal Person & Qualified Rigger Training

Qualified Rigger Signal Person

Duration: Varies

Course Description: Course includes trainee certification cards and literature.

New OSHA regulation effective November 8, 2010: “Cranes And Derricks In Construction”, mandates specific training certifications for all crane operations.

When is a signal person required? A signal person is required when:

  • The point of operation is not in full view of the operator (1926.1419(a))
  • The operator‘s view is obstructed in the direction the equipment is traveling
  • Either the operator or the person handling the load determines that a signal person is needed because of site-specific safety concerns

When is a qualified rigger required?

  • Employers must use qualified riggers during hoisting activities for assembly and disassembly work (1926.1404(r)(1)).
  • Adiditionally, qualified riggers are required whenever workers are withing the fall zone and hooking, unhooking, or guiding a load, or doing the initial connection of a load to a component or structure (1926.1425(c))