NCCER Safety Courses

NCCER Safety

NCCER Basic Rigger

Length: 32 Hours (Estimated)

This is a fully credentialed, 4-day course designed to provide trainees with a better understanding of common rigging hardware, proper safety practices for load-handling, inspection techniques, hand signals, and hitch configurations.

This course will cover the following topics, and much more:

  • Identify and describe various types of rigging hardware
  • Explain the significance of sling angles and describe common hitches
  • Identify and describe how to use various types of hoisting and jacking equipment
  • Identify safety standards relevant to mobile cranes and their operation
  • Explain how to use a load chart and understand the basic concepts of critical lifts
  • Describe the significance of boom length, angle, operating radius, and elevation
  • Identify and interpret the OSHA regulations related to crane communications and explain how to communicate with crane operators verbally and nonverbally

Please be advised that a portion of this training requires access to either a lattice boom or telescopic boom crane on a live construction site to complete the associated performance objectives.

NCCER Field Safety

Length: 32 hours (4 Days) (Estimated)

The objectives are to be able to explain the difference between compliance and best practices, describe the purpose and function of OSHA, explain how accident costs affect everyone and lastly describe proper materials handling procedures and safeguards.

NCCER Safety Technology

Length: 40 hours (5 Days) (Estimated)

The objectives are to be able to explain the roles and responsibilities of a safety technician, important safety related terms, the three levels of accident causation, the cost impacts of accidents, the government regulatory requirements that affect the construction industry and describe the basic components of a safety program.

NCCER Signal Person

Length: 8 Hours (Estimated)

This is a fully credentialed, 8-hour course designed to address the fundamentals of the communication process. This course provides students with an in-depth look at the ASME B30.5 hand signals, including the appropriate operator action when the signal is given and the expected machine movement. This course will cover the following topics: Describe the communication process between the rigger and the crane operator, examination of the communication process, addressing obstacles such as abstraction, fear, lack of experience and environmental factors, electronic communication, ASME hand signals for mobile, tower and overhead cranes and an introduction to mobile crane equipment and the basic scientific principles of operation.