Qualified Signal Person
The 8hr Qualified Signal Person course is designed for construction personnel who could reasonably be expected to signal an operator and be appointed as the qualified signal person by the employer. This course is required for compliance when a signal person is assigned a new, never before had, level of responsibility.
Signal persons are used to simply be a separate set of eyes on the ground, helping the operator get the load from Point A to Point B. Now the person in this position is more accountable to help the whole crew and to ensure the load is taken along a path that minimizes risk to others and lowers the risk to the crane. Signal persons must prove they are capable of signaling by written or oral testing and by performance. A signal person is used on a construction site when either the operator or the person handling the load determines that a signal person is needed because of site-specific safety concerns. A signal person is also required when the point of operation is not in full view of the operator and/or the operator’s view is obstructed in the direction the equipment is traveling.
Course Description: The 8-hr Qualified Signal Person training is designed to fulfill the training requirements for Qualified Signal Person under the new OSHA Subpart CC- 1926.1400. The course includes discussions on different types of signals used and practical scenarios to prepare students for a practical and written examination that is administered at the end of the course.