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Rigger I - Certification Prep & Exams

2 Days
Instructor-Led
Certification Prep
1.6 CEUs

All students, regardless of industry or experience level, hoping to achieve Certified Rigger Level I status through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) are ideal candidates for this course

A certified rigger is a person who has been trained and certified to handle and move loads. The level of certification depends upon the individual’s training, knowledge, skill base, and ability to perform functions related to the selection, inspection, and proper use of rigging equipment.

This person may be qualified in a craft or trade and carry an occupational title such as iron worker, electrician, carpenter, millwright, mechanic, laborer, mason, longshoreman, lineman, pipe fitter, boilermaker, and the like. (The persons described in the categories above will be referred to as rigger even though they carry another occupational title.)

 

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NCCCO Rigger I Certification

Written Exam Outline

The CCO Certified Rigger Level I Written Examination tests the following knowledge areas relating to rigging:

Scope of the Rigging Activity

(Approximately 15% of the Test)

  • Know how to identify the load’s travel path
  • Know how to identify load characteristics
    • Know how to verify the load weight
    • Know how to identify the attachment points
  • Recognize special handling requirements
  • Recognize unsafe rigging practices
    • Pinch points
    • Need for softeners
    • Load stability
    • Shock load
    • Side load
    • Body positioning
    • Electrical hazards
  • Know how to identify hazards
  • Know how to communicate a hazard identification
Technical Knowledge

(Approximately 13% of the Test)

  • Understand and apply ASME non-inspection standards
    • ASME B30.5: Mobile and Locomotive Crane
    • ASME B30.9: Slings
    • ASME B30.10: Hooks
    • ASME B30.20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
    • ASME B30.26: Rigging Hardware
  • Understand and apply OSHA non-inspection regulations
    • 1910.184: Materials Handling and Storage
    • 1926.251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling
    • 1926.1431: Hoisting Personnel
Inspection (Approximately 30% of the Test)
  • Know ASME frequent inspection standards
    • B30.9: Slings
    • B30.10: Hooks
    • B30:20: Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices
    • B30.26: Rigging Hardware
  • Know OSHA frequent inspection regulations
    • 1910.184: Materials Handling and Storage
    • 1926.251: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling
Execution of Rigging Activity

(Approximately 42% of the Test)

  • Know how to use slings
    • Chain
    • Wire rope
    • Metal mesh
    • Synthetic rope
    • Synthetic web
    • Synthetic round
  • Know how to use rigging hardware
    • Shackles
    • Adjustable hardware
    • Links, rings, and swivels
    • Rigging blocks
    • Hooks
    • Hoists
    • Dollies, skates, and rollers
    • A-frames
    • Trolleys
    • Compression hardware
    • Beam clamps
    • Softeners
    • Eyebolts
    • Swivel hoist rings
    • Jacks
  • Know how to use below-the-hook lifting devices
    • Structural (lifting beams)
    • Plate clamps
    • Beam and girder clamps
  • Know proper use of tag lines
    • Know proper use of basic knots
  • Know post-load movement activities
    • Know how to secure the load
    • Know how to disconnect the rigging
    • Know how to stow the gear
Safety Standards & Regulations Approximately 13% of the exam.

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NCCCO Rigger I Certification

Daily Training Schedule*

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1
Test Prep

Day 1-2

Classroom only sessions that include; training, sample exams, and standards review

2
Exams

Day 3

Candidates perform the hands-on practical and written exams

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