Qualified Rigger


Employers must use a qualified rigger during hoisting activities for assembly and dis-assembly. Additionally, qualified riggers are required when workers are within the fall zone and are engaged in hooking, unhooking, or guiding the load, or in the initial connection of a load to a component or structure. Employers must ensure that the qualified rigger has the ability to properly rig load work for a particular job because there are different types of rigging jobs and each load that requires rigging has unique properties.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Qualified Rigger training, the student will be familiar with:

  • Basic Rigging Principles
  • Rigging Component Identification
  • Mathematical Calculations
  • Sling Selection
  • Rigging Inspection
  • Wire Rope and Chain Design
  • Proper Rigging Techniques

Additional Information

Course Length: 8 hrs

Course Required By: OSHA

CFR Reference:  ASME B30.5; ASME B30.9; OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926.140

Written Exam: Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. SMS requires a minimum score of 70%. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Retraining: Student is responsible for retraining every 2 years.

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