POSTED:

Jan 13

2017

What Makes a Qualified Rigger

Category: Toolbox Talks

If you are writing a Pre-Task Plan for a rigging operation, one of your hazards should certainly be unqualified persons performing rigging.

So how do you avoid this hazard?  Who can be a qualified rigger?

 Employers must determine whether a person is qualified to perform specific rigging tasks. Each qualified rigger may  have different credentials or experience.

A qualified rigger is a person that:

  • Possesses a recognized degree, certificate or professional standing
  • Has extensive knowledge, training, and experience
  • Can successfully demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to rigging loads.

Does a certified operator also meet the requirements of a qualified rigger?

  • A certified operator does not necessarily meet the requirements of a qualified rigger, but he may depending on the operator’s knowledge and experience with rigging.

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