Course Description: This course is required for anyone designated by a Special Rigger to supervise suspended scaffold use in New York City (NYC). It is also required for anyone who wants to serve as the Qualified Safety Professional (QSP) on a façade restoration project of a *Major Building in NYC. After completing this course, a rigging foreman must take an 8-Hour refresher course every 4 years.
- Basic rigging and hoisting principles.
- Safety instruction, hazards, use of tools from heights.
- OSHA, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) Rules and Regulations, Building Code.
- Hands-on training with fall protection, knot tying, wire rope termination, self- rescue, connections, block and tackle, etc.
- Suspended scaffold erection, dismantling and use.
- Inspection, record keeping and logbooks.
- Motor operation, accidents and emergency procedures.
- Protections to be installed.
Pre-requisites: Students must speak and read English as required by the DOB. Students must be familiar with suspended scaffolds.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Recognize hazards with suspended scaffolds.
- Implement hazard mitigation, emergency procedures, means and methods.
- Identify permit requirements and NYC laws relating to the use of suspended scaffolds.
- Understand fall protection and how to deploy equipment.
- Know how to inspect a suspended scaffold, wire rope, tie-backs and equipment.
- Correctly use and operate suspended scaffold motors including emergency controls.
- Install, operate and tie-off rope scaffolds using back hitch and night hitch.
- Install vertical lifelines, chaffing protection and knots.
- Calculate weights of materials and recognize load ratings.
- Correctly name and use rigging hardware, shackles, fist grips, turnbuckles, parapet clamps, etc.
Course Materials: Will be provided.
Duration: 32 Hours of training (not including breaks).
*Defined as any building undergoing a façade repair or restoration that is over 14 stories in height and where the exterior work is performed over 40’ above the sidewalk.