Certified Hand Signal Training

When is a Qualified Rigger required?

According to OSHA employers must use qualified riggers during hoisting activities for assembly and disassembly work (1926.1404(r)(1)). Additionally, qualified riggers are required whenever workers are within the fall zone and hooking, unhooking , or guiding a load, or doing the initial connection of a load to a component or structure (1926.1425(c)).

Crane Hand Signal Training Course Material

Our Hand Signal Training Course provides the training necessary to signal a crane and to be a designated spotter for a crane operator if a power line is within the reach of the crane. The course covers the following topics:

  • OSHA regulations
  • ASME regulations
  • Hand, Voice and Audible signals
  • Crane dynamics involved in lifting and swinging a load
  • Crane charts and limitations
  • Signal person responsibilities
  • When a signal person is required
  • Clearances from power line
  • Side loading
  • Two Blocking
  • Tipping
  • Leveling the crane
  • Fall zone
  • Crane failures
  • Crane Hazards
Hand Signal Class Length

5 hours including Written and Oral Testing

Test Language
  • English
  • Spanish