Lifting Supervisor

This course is a requirement for an individual ? who is not a licensed rigger or a designated foreman of a licensed rigger ? to supervise 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.

Introduction to Cranes & Derricks

Include instruction on inspection, maintenance, repair, use, installation, hazards associated with the relevant sections of the building code and industry practice with regards to Rigging


Crane & RIGGING Accidents

  • Common causes of accidents with cranes
  • Historical crane accidents in NYC and other major cities
  • Overview of rigging incident statistics for the most current 24-month period:
  • Failure; injury; death. Close review of two failure scenarios with emphasis on
  • what went wrong and how the incident could have been prevented.

Crane Setup

  • Ground conditions
  • Deviation from plans not permitted
  • Founding of crane, outrigger placement and cribbing
  • Danger to underground infrastructure, excavations, foundations, etc.

CFR 29 OSHA 1926 Overview

  • Subparts: E (PPE-Personal Protective Equipment),
  • H (Material Handling, Storage),
  • K (Electrical),
  • L (Scaffolds),
  • M (Fall Protection)

Operating Crane

  • Starting up the crane
  • Hazards of operating in a dense urban environment
  • High wind hazards
  • Operating near power lines
  • Prohibition against hoisting over pedestrians, traffic & adjoining buildings
  • Requirements for shutting down and securing the crane
  • Communication between workers & supervisors while rigging: radios; hand signals; flags; etc. ?

Reading Load Charts

  • Chart understanding
  • Multiple Equations
  • Approved load chart reading criteria

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