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Do Your Riggers Have Qualification Compliance Cards?

Under OSHA regulations, all riggers must now have, as a minimum, a qualification compliance card. Whilst this is the minimum standard, many workplaces are now preferring riggers that have rigger certification, which is the next level up. Qualification compliance cards are issued once a rigger has demonstrated the skills, knowledge and safety consciousness required to work as a rigger.

ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Schools deliver training and assessment of both riggers and signal persons. The training and assessment program meets the OSHA qualification standard for rigging and signalpersons. The program takes between 8 and 12 hours depending on number of candidates and includes written and practical training and testing. A qualification compliance card is then issued to verify the successful completion of the training program.

For those looking to gain a certification, the ATS training program more than meets the OSHA qualification standard for rigging and signalperson. The training program takes between 32 to 36 hours (depending on number of candidates) and includes both written and practical training and testing. On completion, participants are eligible to receive certification – this is issued by the National Commission for Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). Participants will be certified as either NCCCO Rigging Level One or NCCCO Signal Person Certifications.

Training is available for both individuals or for employer groups. Training can be undertaken in our training rooms, or in the workplace for employer groups. If your employees do not have the minimum qualification standard, then you could be liable for severe penalties under the OSHA regulations. Contact us for more information if your employees require training and/or assessment to meet the minimum requirements.

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