32- Hour Rigging Supervisor

Description: To supervise the installation or use of a Suspended Scaffold in New York City, an individual must successfully complete this 32 hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Course. In addition to completing this training course, individuals who supervise the installation or use of a suspended scaffold must be designated as a Foreman on behalf of the licensed rigger or sign hanger.

Learning Outcomes: Students will develop the core management skills required to be an effective supervisor of suspended scaffolding operations. Students will identify ways to read scaffold design drawings, how to verify the fitness of the rigging crew, properly train workers on related hazards, and how to identify and respond to emergency situations. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a 32-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor course completion picture ID card that will be valid for 4 years.

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 Suspended Scaffolds
  • Suspended Scaffold Accidents
  • OHSA 1926 Overview
  • NYC Construction Codes Overview
  • General Principles Of fall protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Fall Arrest Systems
  • Suspended Scaffold Use
  • Hoist Platform & Rigging Equipment Practices
  • Maximum Intended Loads & Capacity Reducing Factors
  • Rope, Fall, Knot & Hitch Configuration & Connections
  • Suspended Scaffold Inspections Equipment & Rigging Hardware
  • Safety Checklist: Pre-Start, Scaffold Operations & Shut Down-

Students must speak and read English as required by the Department of Buildings