The 16 hour Rigging Worker course is required by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) for all individuals that perform rigging or signaling work in conjunction with the hoisting or lowering of articles on the outside of a building with hoisting equipment, and that are not directly employed by a New York City licensed rigger.
Per 33184.108.40.206 of the 2014 NYC Construction Code, this course covers several topics as they relate to rigging in construction, including an overview of OSHA and DOB codes and procedures. Upon completion, students will receive a photo ID card from Safety Dynamics, valid for 4 years.Audience:
This course is required by the New York City Department of Buildings for any worker that is not employed by a licensed rigger and will perform rigging or signaling work in conjunction with hoisting or lowering of articles on the outside of buildings with hoisting equipment.
Student must be able to communicate with the instructor in the language the course is held in. Valid photo ID required.Methods of Instruction:
A combination of lectures, PowerPoint presentations, open discussions, and testing will be used throughout the course.Materials:
Pens, instruction booklets, test, videos, PowerPoint presentations, instructor evaluation sheet, attendance sign-in sheets.Course fee includes:
administrative fees, course materials, and certificates. Available for purchase:
extra booklets, certificate replacements, and mailing out certificates.Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the students shall be able to:
- Comprehend and perform inspection, maintenance, use and installation of rigging equipment, interpret hazards associated with rigging, and describe the traditional uses of rigging in the construction field.
- Recognize the common causes related to crane and rigging accidents, analyze historical crane accidents both in NYC and other cities, demonstrate knowledge by reviewing crane and rigging incident statistics for the current 24 month, and recognize failure and root causes of failure scenarios.
- Identify hazard related for each subject and execute tasks and provide proper controls as regulated by OSHA.
- Recall from memory rules related to rigging and hoisting of material as well as the rules related to the safe hoisting procedures and proper safety rules to provide a safe area for public and private property
- Distinguish hazards associated with the lowering and lifting of article by means of hoisting machines and comprehend procedures related to safely hoisting articles by the use of rigging equipment.
- Differentiate each system of hoisting by the use of rigging and demonstrate from memory the proper use of ropes, knots and hitches that are associated with the rigging operation.
- Recognize rigging equipment that is used for the purpose of hoisting article and recall rules related to the proper use and the capacity requirements of equipment used for hoisting.
- Identify the requirements for inspection of the rigging equipment and display capability to properly inspect and determine when equipment should be taken out of service due to wear or faulty equipment.
- Differentiate the differences in hoisting by means of crane or hoisting machine and memorize and execute procedures to properly and safely hoist by means of crane and hoisting machine.
- Comprehend signaling principals and distinguish between the proper uses of the different signaling methods and the proper use of hand signaling.
- Decipher the fall distances for each system and analyze fall system in order to prevent falls from elevated heights.
- Understand the differences in fall protection systems, recall from memory how to install, use and inspect fall arrest safety systems, and identify the clearance distances and capacities as they are related to both PPE and fall arrest systems.
- Interpret procedure on proper notifications as it is related to unsafe work conditions on a construction site.
- Comprehend and recollect requirements for filing complaints as they are related to persons that work on and supervise construction site, along with city officials that provide inspections.
- Review, recognize and recall from memory the topics related to Rigging worker requirements.
In order to successfully fulfill the requirements for completion of the 16 Hour Rigging Worker course, students must:
- Be able to clearly communicate with the instructor and complete all paperwork in the language the course is delivered in. No personal interpreters permitted.
- Complete all required paperwork: registration, evaluation, attendance, etc.
- Attend all required hours of the course. Any make up sessions must be completed within six months from the start date.
- Participate during class activities and reviews
- Complete tests with a passing grade of 70%
No exceptions will be made. No partial credit awarded for any course.Notes:
- Please bring a photo ID, as they will be checked on the start date.
- Students are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before class.
- Any missed sessions can be rescheduled for a later date by contacting [email protected]