8 Hour Special Rigger Renewal Course

Description: This course is a renewal requirement for the holder of a NYC Special Riggers License

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this class, but 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 Special Rigging
  • Rigging Accidents
  • OSHA 1926 Overview
  • NYC Construction Codes Overview
  • NYC Department of Buildings Overview
  • Basic Plan Reading & Symbol
  • Design Criteria for Rigging & Factors of Safety
  • Basic Building Structure
  • Rigging Math & Calculations
  • Hoisting & Rigging Equipment
  • Suspension Methods & Setup
  • Lifting & Lowering Loads
  • Communication between workers and supervisors while rigging.
  • Safety Protocols/Personal Protective Equipment/Operational Aids
  • Hazardous/Flammable/Caustic Materials
  • Emergency Procedures during Scaffold Incidents
  • Logs & Record Keeping
  • Evaluation of Training, Employment, Qualifications of Rigging & Specialty Crews
  • General Construction Site Hazards

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify special rigging equipment and its hazards.
  • Discuss common causes of rigging accidents based on case studies.
  • Outline differences between OSHA and NYC DOB scaffold regulations and their sources
  • Develop skills necessary to understand rigging math and calculations.
  • Perform rigging inspections using provided rigging principles.
  • Identify critical picks and check rigging paperwork as per 1 RCNY 104-20, 1 RCNY 104-21, 1 RCNY 104-22Develop emergencies procedures during scaffold incidents.
  • Discuss common working platforms and safety protocols for lifting/lowering loads.