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NYC 32 Hour DOB Rigging Supervisor Course


This NYC 32 Hour DOB Rigging Supervisor course is a requirement for an individual who is not a licensed rigger or a designated foreman of a licensed rigger prior to supervising the hoisting or lowering of articles on the outside of a building in New York City.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Supervise rigging operations
  • Inspect all rigging equipment
  • Recognize hazards associated with rigging in construction
  • Ensure that workers are utilizing safe rigging practices in daily operations
  • Ensure that fall protection methods are followed


The NYC 32 Hour DOB Rigging Supervisor course will cover the following mandatory topics:

  • Introduction to cranes and derricks
  • Crane and rigging accidents
  • OSHA 1926 Subpart CC overview
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Material handling, storage, and housekeeping
  • Fall protection
  • NYC building code and agency overview
  • Inspection of cranes, ropes, and operator responsibilities
  • Maintenance and repair of cranes and ropes
  • Plan reading
  • Hazards of operating in a dense urban environment including power lines and high wind hazards
  • Restrictions against hoisting over pedestrians, traffic, and adjoining buildings
  • Shut-down procedures
  • Communication while rigging (radios, hand signals, and flags.)
  • Reading load charts, lifting and lowering loads
  • Safety protocol and emergency procedures
  • Crane assembly, jumping, and disassembly


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.

Who Should Attend

This training is intended for construction foremen, riggers, safety supervisors, rigging inspectors, and personnel in charge of rigging operations not hired directly by a licensed rigger.

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