16-Hour Rigging Worker Card – Please call for groups of 6 or more
NYC DOB 16-Hour Rigging Worker Saturdays
Please call for groups of 6 or more
Location: 589 Johnson Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237
This course is a requirement for an individual – who is not employed by a licensed rigger – to perform rigging or signaling work in conjunction with 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.
Course content includes:
1. Introduction to Rigging
Include instruction on inspection, maintenance, repair, use and installation of rigging equipment, hazards associated with rigging, the relevant sections of the building code and industry practice with regards to rigging. The definition of rigging and the traditional uses for rigging in the construction environment, including : material hoisting, suspended scaffolds, and industrial rope access (IRA). Emphasis that this course focuses on material hoisting; additional training required for suspended scaffolds and IRA work.
2. Crane & Rigging Accidents
Common causes of crane and rigging accidents Historical crane and rigging accidents in NYC and other major cities Overview of crane and rigging incident statistics for the most current 24-month period. Close review of two failure scenarios with emphasis on what went wrong and how the incident could have been prevented.
3. CFR 29 OSHA 1926 Overview
Subparts: E (PPE-Personal Protective Equipment),
H (Material Handling, Storage),
M (Fall Protection),
CC (Cranes and Derricks in Construction)
4. NYC Construction Codes Overview
Cover all applicable code, rules, related Department policy statements, Regulatory notices, bulletins and memos, including: 2014 Building Code, Chapter 33; Reference Standard RS 19-2
5. NYC Department of Buildings Overview
Cover all applicable administrative standard operating procedures, policy procedure notices, permits/Department notifications, forms, filing and site documents, plans, inspection checklists/logs and wind and weather advisories
6. Lifting & Lowering Loads
Overview of general practices involved with hoisting steel, concrete buckets, rebar, masonry, curtain walls, and similar items commonly hoisted during construction. Maneuvering and drifting loads. Hazards of operating in a dense urban environment. High wind hazards and effects of wind on rigging. Operating near power lines. Prohibition against hoisting over pedestrians, traffic & adjoining buildings. Overhead protection/safety exclusion zones during rigging. Sidewalk sheds; barriers; flag persons; hazard signage. Requirements for guardrails and safety netting. Securing rigging platforms during the day and at the end of the shift. When a licensed rigger or rigging foreman is required. When a critical pick plan is required.
7. Ropes, Knots & Hitches Overview
Overview of common types of ropes (wire and fiber), grades of rope, their application, and handling of ropes. Common knots and hitches and their application. Overview of rope strength; knot strength, and how hitches and angles impact rope strength. Review of manufacturers’ specifications & limitations for ropes.
8. Rigging Equipment Overview
Overview of common types of rigging equipment, their use, handling, strength, and application including : fasteners, hooks, shackles, thimbles, eyes, other connection & termination of ropes, tackle blocks, slings, come alongs, pulleys, and chains. Review of manufacturers’ specifications & limitations for rigging equipment.
9. Inspection of Ropes & Rigging Equipment
Inspection process & safety checklists, including what to inspect, how to inspect, how frequently to inspect. Identification of wear, defects, and failure signs in all rigging equipment. Steps to take if hazard discovered. Maintenance, repair/replacement of rigging equipment, rope, rigging equipment, etc.
10. Crane and Hoisting Machine Overview
Overview of common types of cranes and hoisting machines and hazards associated with, including: crush hazards, struck by objects, fall hazards, electrical hazards. Overview of crane and hoisting machine setup, including: ground conditions, tiebacks, outrigger cribbing and placement. Note that deviation from plans not permitted. Note that a licensed hoisting machine operator is required for most cranes and hoisting machines.
Communication between workers & supervisors while rigging: radios; hand signals; flags; etc.
12. General Principles of Fall Protection
Fall Clearance, Total Fall Distance Calculations, Minimizing Fall Forces, Guarding Against Falling Objects
13. Personal Protective Equipment & Fall Arrest Systems
Selection, Fit Test of Harness, Inspection Procedures Donning & Doffing Harness & Equipment, Care of Equipment & Systems
14. General Construction Site Hazards
15. NYC DOB Unsafe Condition (311) Notification Procedure
16. NYC DOI/Buildings Integrity Training Contact Information Sheet
17. Review all Training Topics
18. Written (Multiple Choice) Assessment