Course Description: To work on Climber or Tower Cranes in New York City (NYC), all workers must successfully complete 30 hours of training as mandated by the Building Code. To work as a licensed Climber/Tower Crane Rigger in NYC, the licensee must successfully complete 30 hours of training as mandated by the Building Code.
- Introduction to cranes and derricks.
- Climber or Tower Crane rigger requirements.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- OSHA Subpart CC.
- Rules of the City of New York (Chapter 6 and 9).
- NYC Building Code overview.
- Fall Protection.
- Crane assembly and disassembly.
- Pre-lift planning.
- Weights and materials.
- Lifting and lowering loads.
- Signaling and proper means of communication with operator.
- Crane and hoist inspections.
- Recurring jobsite cranes and derricks safety issues.
- There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the rules and regulations that were promulgated after construction accidents in New York City.
- Choose safe work practices at their construction sites based on prudent decision-making.
- Differentiate between OSHA standards and Building Code.
- Identify rigging equipment and their hazards.
- Discuss common causes of accidents with cranes and rigging.
- Identify derricks and other types of cranes.
- Read load charts and develop skills necessary to understand rigging calculations.
- Analyze the qualifications for Mast Climbers, Cranes, and apply these methods to their plan, setup and inspection.
- Identify unsafe conditions in the use of load binders.
- Inspect rigging hardware and recognize inadequate conditions.
- Explain the proper use and limitations of the various rigging equipment and hardware (wire rope, synthetic slings, shackles, eyebolts, hooks, etc.).
- Explain safe working practices to consider when performing hoisting and rigging.
- State the proper hand signals used during lifting operations.
- Recognize the responsibilities and practices of the qualified operator, inspector, and rigger.
Course Materials: Will be provided.
Course Duration: 30 hours of training (not including class breaks).