5 Reasons to Qualify Riggers and Signalpersons

5 Reasons to Qualify Riggers and Signalpersons

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Why Should You Qualify Your Riggers and Signalpersons?

OSHA standards require that a qualified rigger be used for any activity related to hoisting, assembly, and disassembly. Qualified riggers must also be used when workers are hooking, guiding a load, unhooking, or connecting a load.

In regards to riggers and signalpersons, "qualified" and "certified" are not synonymous. A crew person can be a certified rigger or signal person without being qualified for all types of loads. OSHA defines a "qualified" rigger or signal person as someone who 1) holds a degree, certificate, or professional standing, 2) has extensive knowledge, experience, and training, and 3) can display their abilities successfully.

Though it is true that a rigger or signalperson does not have to be qualified to handle every crane site job, it is ideal to qualify your entire crew for the reasons below.

  • OSHA - The first (and most obvious) reason to have qualified riggers and signalpersons is to be compliant with OSHA standards
  • SAFETY - Sending riggers and signalpersons to qualified training will help reduce the risk of accidents at crane job sites.
  • EFFICIENCY - Having qualified riggers or signal persons means you will not have to perform the extensive independent research to confirm all the requirements are being met
  • QUICKNESS - The rigger and signal persons training classes by the experts at Ultimate Crane make it simple to certify your entire crew certified fast. We can easily handle large classes in every session.
  • EASE OF MIND - Remove worry and pressure by having your crew certified by the some of the best instructors in the state.