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NYC 16 Hour DOB Rigging Worker Course


This NYC 16 Hour DOB Rigging Worker course is a requirement for an individual not employed by a licensed rigger who will perform rigging or signaling work during the hoisting or lowering of articles on the outside of a building within New York City.


Upon completion of this 16 Hour Rigging Worker course, students will be able to:

  • Serve as a signal person
  • Serve as a rigging person
  • Recognize hazards associated with rigging in construction
  • Understand proper fall protection requirements and implement safe work practices
  • Inspect rigging equipment in accordance with ASME, OSHA and manufacturer requirements
  • Identify hitch configurations, equipment capacities and basic knots
  • Be technically proficient in rigging operations


The 16 Hour Rigging Worker course will cover the following mandatory topics:

  • Introduction to rigging
  • Crane and rigging accidents
  • OSHA standards overview
  • NYC Building Code overview
  • NYC Department of Buildings overview
  • Lifting and lowering loads
  • Ropes, knots and hitches overview
  • Rigging equipment overview
  • Inspection of ropes and rigging equipment
  • Crane and hoisting overview
  • Signaling
  • Fall protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Construction site hazards


Attendees are required to complete 100% of the course and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on exercises and the final course exam. Students must pass the hands-on and written assessment with a score of 70% or higher.

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