Rigger/Signalperson 101 Training

Essential training for safe crane operation.

Rigger training ensures you or your workers are ready to rig loads safely and effectively. In this course, we’ll focus on topics such as:

  • Selecting the right sling and rigging hardware
  • Interpreting rigging capacity charts with greater accuracy
  • Confidently determining center of gravity
  • Understanding stress dynamics on wire ropes
  • Increasing knowledge of the latest terminology

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In addition to all that, our trainers will teach your employees about the latest OSHA requirements and increased paperwork that comes along with those requirements. Best of all, they’ll teach all this material in a way your employees can understand, and really apply at the jobsite every day.

Rigging/ Signalperson Course Outline

Wire Rope
Wire Rope Classification
Wedge Sockets
Wire Rope Clips
Sling Inspection
Chain Slings
Synthetic Slings
Sling Angles
Sling Care
Other Hitches
D/d Ratio
Hoisting Personnel
Power Lines
Crane Safety
Signal Person
Hand Signal Chart


Does OSHA require riggers to be certified?

OSHA requires riggers to be qualified, a designation determined by their employer based on knowledge, skills, and performance. Our rigger training will certainly help riggers achieve qualified status. Our training will also prepare students for rigger certification, which is not required by OSHA, but is required by some employers or customers.

Can anyone take rigger training?

Absolutely. Anyone age 18 or older, from the latest hire to the most experienced construction pro, can take and benefit from Crane U Rigger training.

Where does the training take place?

We can train at your worksite, or at one of our locations throughout the U.S. To make it even easier, some of the training can be done online, too.

Do you offer a Train the Trainer option for rigger training as well?

Yes, we do. We can train one of your regular employees so they can provide rigger training — with our support — to other employees in the future. We provide your trainer with a certificate upon successful completion of our course and can provide back end support as well: grading exams and issuing wallet cards to your students.

What about the signalperson part of the training?

Everyone working in construction should have a basic understanding of the hand and voice signals used on jobsites. You can rest assured signalperson and hand signal training is an important part of our Rigger/Signalperson course.

Does OSHA require signalperson certification?

OSHA’s signalperson requirements are similar to those for riggers: they are required to be qualified by their employer or customer. Again, this can be based on experience, skill, knowledge, and performance.

Like Riggers, Signalperson certification is not required by OSHA, but might be required by an employer. Anyone who completes our Rigger/Signalperson Certification training will also be prepared to take a signalperson certification test.

The actual certification test — both written and practical — is designed and scored by a nationally accredited crane operator testing organization. Crane U provides the training and preparation for the certification testing, has written examiners, and also communicates the results.

What about the certification test?

Crane U’s Rigger/Signalperson Certification training course is extensive and covers all aspects of safe rigging procedures from sling care to power lines to hoisting personnel.

How long does the certification last?

Rigger/Signal Person Certifications are valid for a period of five years.

Why should I choose Crane U?

Hate to brag, but we’ve got it. Crane U instructors are some of the most respected field experts in the industry. Many of our instructors are guest speakers at numerous national, state, and local environmental, health, and safety conferences. The industry wants to hear what we have to say.

Proven track record.
Approximately 88% of the employees who complete our training pass their exams.

Convenience and affordability.
We can train at your worksite, or at one of our locations throughout the U.S. To make it even easier, some of the training can be done online, too. Our rates are some of the best in the industry, and we’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate.

We can also customize a program to meet your specific needs.

What is the registration process?

Qualification Courses
in 2021

Qualification Courses


Course Description: Rigger/Signalperson 101 is a 3-4 hr course designed by Crane U, Inc. to achieve the qualified status required by OSHA. Students will be tested by written exams, hand signal evaluation, and then receive a 2-year qualification wallet card at the completion of the course.

June 25

Please contact us for more details and scheduling: Call Toll-Free: 855-9CRANEU (855-927-2638)

Crane U provides comprehensive Crane Rigger/ Signalperson Training! We can come to your location or come to ours. Have a question or want to schedule training? Use the contact form or just give us a call at 855-9CRANEU (855-927-2638).

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