16- Hour Rigging Supervisor Refresher

This course is a requirement for an individual – who is not a licensed rigger or a designated foreman of a licensed rigger – to maintain his/her designation to supervise the hoisting or lowering of articles on the outside of a building with hoisting equipment. In lieu of completing this course, an individual may instead possess a department approved national rigging certification.

To continue to supervise the hoisting or lowering of articles on the outside of a building with hoisting equipment – and a licensed rigger or designated rigging foreman is not required for such work – an individual must either (i) complete this refresher training course every four years following the completion of the 32-Hour Rigging Supervisor course and every four years thereafter, or (ii) possess a Department-approved national rigging certification.

There are no prerequisites for this training course. However, students must be able to communicate with the instructor in the language that the training is provided in.

Course Materials:
This course consists of several different components including a PowerPoint presentation, lecture, case studies, class discussions and hands on demonstrations. We will provide a student manual which will include all relevant written standards


  • Introduction to Cranes and Derricks
  • Crane and Rigging Accidents
  • OSHA 1926 Overview
  • NYC Construction Codes Overview
  • NYC Transit Authority Overview
  • NYC Department of Transportation Overview
  • Basic Building Structure
  • Inspection of Cranes & Ropes
  • Maintenance and Repair of Cranes & Ropes 
  • Crane Setup
  • Reading Plans
  • Site Precautions
  • Reading Load Charts
  • Lifting & Lowering Loads
  • Operational Aids and Safety Devices
  • PPE
  • Crane & Derrick Safety Protocols & Emergency Procedures
  • Crane Assembly, Jumping and Disassembly
  • Rigging Requirements
  • General Construction Site Hazards

Learning Outcomes: Student will be able to

  • Recognize and predict any unsafe conditions and acts as if it pertains to rigging in construction.
  • Inspect rigging equipment in accordance to ASME, OSHA and manufacturer requirements.
  • Identify hitch configurations, equipment capacities and basic knots.
  • Use rigging equipment and hitches with knowledge of load angle factors, rigging capacities, and load integrity.
  • Calculate the weight of the load and find its center of gravity.
  • Recognize signaling requirements used during rigging operations.

Completion Requirements: 100% attendance and active participation in all learning activities including hands-on class exercises and the final exam is required. Students must earn a score of 70% or higher on the written and practical examination to receive a 16-Hour Rigging Supervisor Refresher ID card. This card is valid for 4 years.

Students who do not pass the written or practical exam will have one opportunity to retake the entire 16-hour course and retake the exam at a reduced fee.