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Intro to Rigging & Signaling Training & Certification


We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Whether you want Intro to Rigging & Signaling certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the Intro to Rigging & Signaling training you want in the way you want it and at a price, you can afford.

Online Training

Intro to Rigging & Signaling training online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign courses to their employees. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees.

Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It’s an Canada compliant Intro to Rigging & Signaling training PowerPoint presentation to train a group of people at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer we offer a train the trainer course.

Train the Trainer

The Intro to Rigging & Signaling train the trainer course is meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost. Results in a lifetime certification.

What’s in the Intro to Rigging & Signaling Training Course?

Our Intro to Rigging and Signaling training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on general definitions, site setup, rigging equipment, rigging principles, crane operations, and hand signals.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by Canada.
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2.5 – 3 hours.
Intended Audience:

  • Operators
  • Signalers
  • Riggers
  • Employees

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following laws and regulations:

Canada Standards

  • CAN/Canada-Z150-11: Safety Code on Mobile Cranes

  • CAN/Canada-Z150.3-11: Safety Code on Articulating Boom Cranes

  • CAN/Canada-C22.2: Safety Code for Material Hoists

  • ISO 16715:2014 – Hand Signals Used with Cranes

  • ASME/ANSI B30.1-29: Cranes, Slings, Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices

  • ASME/ANSI B30.22 Articulating Boom Cranes

  • CAN/Canada-B167-08: Overhead Traveling Cranes (design, inspection, testing, maintenance, safe operation)

  • ASME B30.2 – Overhead and Gantry Cranes (top running bridge, single/multiple girder, top running trolley hoist)

  • ASME B30.11 – Monorails and Under-hung Cranes

  • ASME B30.11 – Monorails and Under-hung Cranes

  • ASME B30.17 – Overhead and Gantry Cranes (top running bridge, simple girder, under-hung hoist)

Why do I need Intro to Rigging & Signaling training?

In line with regulations, anyone who works with or around heavy machinery must receive training prior to working on their own. While requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, Canada’s standard in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

Stay Informed On All Things

Did You Know?

  • From 2011 to 2017, there were 297 total crane-related deaths reported — that’s an average of 42 per year. (BLS)

  • Nearly 50% of all fatal crane injuries were caused by an employee being struck by an object or equipment. (BLS)

  • Cranes were invented in Ancient Greece. (Hevi-Haul)

Intro to Rigging & Signaling Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a rigger and signal person?

The duties of a rigger and signal person may overlap, but some worksites designate employees to strictly act as a signal person without any rigging responsibilities.

What is the most common misuse of rigging?

Failing to inspect rigging equipment is the most common misuse of rigging. As a rigger or signal person, you should perform thorough pre-shift inspections of all slings, lifting hardware, and below-the-hook lifting devices. A damaged piece of equipment can lead to load failure and serious accidents.

Who can be a signal person?

Anyone wishing to be a signal person must be trained and evaluated through a written and practical test. This can be done through a qualified third party, or the employer can have a qualified evaluator (in their employ) do the assessment. However, we should note here that if you are certified by your employer, this certification cannot follow you to another job as a third-party assessment would.

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