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Rigger Signalman Training 

Laguna Crane OSHA & ANSI Rigger/Signalman training will help operators complete OSHA-compliant operator safety training. See below for specific course information.

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Rigger Level 1 Training provides the training necessary for an employer to designate a person to work as a competent basic level rigger. Persons attending this program will learn pre-use inspection, proper use and application of rigging gear. Course focus includes making sure all participants fully understand sling hitches, proper rigging gear assemblies and working load limits.

Course Topics:

  • OSHA regulations, §1926 and §1910
  • Wire rope slings and proper use
  • Synthetic web slings and proper use
  • Round slings and proper use
  • Chain slings and proper use
  • Rigging hardware and proper use
  • Below-the-hook lifting devices
  • Pre-use sling and gear inspection
  • Softeners and sling protection
  • Sling hitches and applications
  • How to verify working load limit
  • Sling & hardware rating charts
  • Sling angles and angle stress
  • Load balance and center of gravity
  • How to determine load weight
  • Manufacturer's instructions
  • Understanding the fall zone
  • Taglines and their proper use
  • Power line safety
  • Safety while working around cranes

A signal person is required when the point of operation isn’t in full view of the operator, when the operator’s view is obstructed in the direction the equipment is traveling and if the operator or person handling the load determines that a signal person is needed due to site-specific safety concerns.

Course Topics:

  • Terminology of the standards
  • Crane characteristics & limitations
  • Signal person responsibilities
  • When is a signal person required
  • Hand, voice, and audible signals
  • Clearance requirements for cranes
  • Crane dynamics
  • Dangers of side loading
  • Dangers of two-blocking
  • Causes of mobile crane tipping
  • Causes of structural failures
  • Keeping clear of the load (Fall zone)
  • Working around power lines
  • Step and touch potential
  • Requirements of §1926 Subpart CC for Signal Persons
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