Rigging, Hoisting, and Signaling Practices 2015


This course is an introduction to the equipment, calculations, and procedures required for the safe handling and transportation of material by hoists or cranes.This course is relevant for all personnel involved in lifting operations and can be used as part of a training program for certification preparation. Topics include industry standards and certifications, crane types and dynamics, signaling procedures, lift planning, weight and balance, sling loads, rigging components, equipment handling, hoists, and lifting procedures. Students learn how to calculate a load’s weight and center of gravity and how these determine the sling loads on the rigging. Content also includes the effect of rigging arrangements and mechanical advantage on sling and line loads. Safety practices are discussed throughout. The course centers on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by electrical workers engaged in rigging and signaling tasks. Theories presented in the textbook are highlighted throughout the workbook. The student will be able to apply these principles in a wide range of applications which should result in an enhanced ability to adapt to the varying conditions found on modern jobsites. As always, the primary goal of this training material is the safe execution of the task.


Class Cost: $225.00


This class will be held at the Electrical Training Center in Norcross, Georgia and will meet for a total of ten evenings beginning at 5:00 PM and ending at 8:30 PM. See dates below.

For students wishing to acquire a certification in rigging or signaling, there are a couple of choices available. There are fees for taking the tests depending on which tests you would like to take. The testing and certifying organizations are listed below. Please go to their respective web pages for information pertaining to available certifications.


National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)

Information found at:


Signalperson & Rigger Level 1 written and practical exams = $250.00


Crane Institute Certification (CIC)

Information found at http://www.craneinstitutecertification.com/rs_practical_exams.php

Qualified Rigger and Signal Person written and practical exam is $149.00

Phone: (770) 783-9262



There are many misconceptions concerning OSHA requirements for rigging and signaling certifications. OSHA explains the requirements for individuals involved with these tasks and what certifications (if any) one must have. It is a good idea to go to the OSHA web page to check this information out so that there are no misunderstandings about what is required for becoming a rigger or a signal person.

Class Cost: $225.00

Class meets at 5pm on Thursdays as follows:

April: 23, 30

May: 7, 14, 21, CLASS DOES NOT MEET ON MAY 28

June: 4, 11, 18, 25



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