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Qualified Rigger Level 1 Training

January 15, 2025 @ 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

A qualified rigger is defined as a qualified person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training and experience, successfully demonstrated the ability to solve/resolve problems relating to rigging. This course brings all of the rigging concerns into focus for a practical, field proven method of ensuring rigging safety.

Course Overview:

This program includes technical training and the required examination to meet OSHA standards. The course illustrates the proper use and pre-use inspection of rigging gear, slings and below-the-hook lifting devices to ensure those who complete training are competent.

Major Course Topics Include:

• OSHA Regulations, §1926 and 1910
• Wire Rope Slings and Proper Use
• Synthetic Web Slings and Proper Use
• Synthetic Round Slings and Proper Use
• Chain Slings and Proper Use
• Rigging Hardware and Proper Use
• Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
• Pre-Use Sling and Gear Inspection
• Softeners and Sling Protection
• Sling Hitches and Applications
• How to Verify the Working Load Limit
• Sling & Hardware Rating Charts
• Sling Angles and their Affect on Rigging
• Load Balance and Center of Gravity
• How to Determine Load Weight
• Manufacturer’s instructions, limitations, specifications and recommendations
• Understanding The Fall Zone
• Taglines and Their Proper Use
• Power Line Safety
• Assembly/Disassembly OSHA 1926 Subpart CC

Specific Training Objectives:

• Identification and application of sling types.
• Identification and application of rigging hardware and hooks.
• Identification and application of below-the-hook lifting devices.
• Pre-use inspection and removal criteria of slings and rigging hardware.
• How to identify the working load limits for all slings and rigging gear.
• The effects of sling angle tension created from bridle hitch configurations.
• Load balance and center of gravity.
• Know and understand requirements to keep clear of the load.
• Know and understand dangers of working around energized power lines.
• Know specific regulations required for the rigger.


January 15, 2025
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Event Category:


Shannon Freeman
(337) 839-9916


Lafayette/Broussard, LA – CERTEX USA
5105 Highway 90 East
Broussard, LA 70518 United States
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(337) 839-9916