Rigger Safety Training Course Offered by SC&RA and ETS

The Specialized Crane & Rigging Association and Equipment Training Solutions LLC (ETS), Stratford, N.J., have teamed up to offer a comprehensive rigger safety training course that follows ASME B30.9, B30.10, B30.23, B30.26; OSHA 1910.184 and 1926.251; and various industry publications.
An interactive CD-ROM incorporates:

  • Illustrated identification, inspection and use of slings, including wire rope, metal mesh, synthetic web, synthetic round, and synthetic rope;
  • Descriptions and animations of hitch types, including choke with shackle, choke, double-wrap choke, basket and double-wrap basket;
  • Illustrated identification, inspection and use of rigging hardware, including turnbuckles, swivel rings, eye bolts, shackles, wire rope clips, wedge sockets, links and rings, and hooks; and
  • Animations of the successful completion of knots in rigging operations, including inside bowline, sheet bend, square knot, clove hitch, and two half hitch.

Guides for instructors and students include additional illustrations and descriptions on slings, rigging hardware, and knots. The 92-page handbooks also have up-to-date excerpts from OSHA Regulation 1926.251, which covers Rigging Equipment for Material Handling.

Also featured are 75 multiple-choice review questions and an NCCCO rigger reference booklet, which contains charts and graphs on sling capacities, load factors and weight distribution, level and incline planes, steel beam capacities, rigging hardware capacities, load-weight calculations, and more.

The complete Rigging Safety Training Course is available to SC&RA members for $359 and $499 for non-members. SC&RA also is offering additional copies of the student guide at $8.99 each for members and $9.99 for non-members. The instructor guide is priced at $7.99 each for members and $8.99 for non-members.

The rigger training course complements the signalperson training course, which is available at the same price and was recently revised to incorporate the updated OSHA Cranes and Derricks Safety Standard.