Effective November 8, 2010 all “Signalpersons” and “Riggers” shall be qualified.
This is a mandatory requirement in accordance with OSHA §1926 Subpart CC.
Signalperson qualifications are identified under §1926.1428.
Classes are scheduled back to back / Qualified Rigger Level 1 and Qualified Signal Person programs to help industry comply with this regulation.
The Qualified Signal Person program also satisfies ASME B30.5 requirements applicable to general industry.
"All signal persons must be tested and they must demonstrate qualification as a signal person."
Course Topics Include
Terminology of the new standard
Crane characteristics & limitations
Signal person responsibilities
When is a signal person required
Hand, voice, and audible signals
Working around power lines
Step and touch potential
Clearance requirements for cranes
Reaction to power line contact
Keeping clear of the load (Fall zone)
Requirements of §1926 Subpart CC
Dangers of side loading
Dangers of two-blocking
Causes of mobile crane tipping
Causes of structural failures